Le Corbusier, assumed name of Charles-Edouard Jeanneret (1887-1965) was a Swiss architect.
His functionalist approach to town planning in industrial society was based on the interrelation between modern machine forms and the techniques of modern architecture.
His concept, La Ville Radieuse, developed in Marseille (1945-1950) and Chandigarh, India, placed buildings and open spaces with related functions in a circular formation, with buildings based on standard sized units mathematically calculated according to the proportions of the human figure.
He was originally a painter and engraver, but turned his attention to the problems of contemporary industrial society. Vers une architecture (1923) and Le Modulor (1948) have had worldwide influence on town planning and building design.
Why is Le Corbusier famous?
Le Corbusier was an architect, designer, urbanist and writer