Le Corbusier was a true innovator within the architecture world, and has become known as one of the pioneers of modern design. The more I explore his work and research his ideas, the more I love and respect all that he has done.
He was pivotal in the creation of the “open floor plan” (which is kind of crazy to think didn’t exist as an idea even a century ago!), but what is perhaps most endearing was his dedication to urban planning – he was so progressive for his time that he was enthralled with looking at ways to sufficiently and beautifully home people as life moved away from the country and to urban centers. But Le Corbusier didn’t just create pocket-sized apartments, he was thoughtful about space and his works are all pretty astounding and often visually striking. And he was thinking about this before many others, carving out the ideals of modern architecture before it existed!
Ok, so I could go on and on about him, but I should probably let you discover more about his work on your own! Or maybe you’re already a fan, too, and we can crush on his designs together?
p.s. In many of his works you see La Main Ouverte(or The Open Hand), a sculpture he often included to signify peace and reconciliation. A beautiful little motif, no?