Le Corbusier was a pioneer of modern architecture - 51 years after the Franco-Swiss architect's death, 17 of his "works" was listed on UNESCO's World Heritage list. Here are the 10 on French soil!
The famous French-Swiss architect Charles Edouard Jeanneret-Gris (1887-1965) is best known under the pseudonym "Le Corbusier". Under that name, he designed groundbreaking architecture worldwide.
In fact he was so skilled that 17 of Le Corbusier's "works" was included in UNESCO's World Heritage List 51 years after his death. And since France was his primary "canvas", you can experience 10 of the UNESCO-certified works here:
- The houses La Roche and Jeanneret, Paris, Ile de France (1923)
- Cite Fruges, Pessac, Aquitaine (1924)
- Villa Savoye and Loge du Jardinier, Poissy, Ile de France (1928)
- Rental property at Porte Molitor, Boulogne-Billancourt, Ile De France (1931)
- The residential area "La Cité Radieuse", Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur (1945)
- The factory in Saint-Die-des-Vosges, Lorraine (1946)
- Notre-Dame-du-Haut chapel, Ronchamp, Franche-Comte (1950)
- Le Corbusier hut, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur (1951)
- The monastery Saint-Marie-de-la-Tourette, Eveux, Rhone-Alpes (1953)
- The culture center in Firminy, Rhone-Alpes (1953