Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, known as Le Corbusier, who was Swiss-born, then acquired French nationality, was a complete artist: architect, urban planner, painter, sculptor and designer!
Charles-Edouard Jeanneret was born in 1887 in La-Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. He studied classical architecture during several voyages. He discovered the solid bases of classical architecture, but was also curious to explore other cultures. Throughout his career, he continually mixed heritage and modernity.
His buildings are found in twelve countries and four continents.
After a career lasting sixty years, he died accidentally on 27 August 1965.
His work is now considered as the international emblem of the Modern Movement in architecture. It provided new solutions:
Le Modulor (contraction de « module » et « nombre d’or »), notion architecturale inventée par Le Corbusier pour adapter les proportions de ses unités d’habitation à la morphologie humaine.
Maisons La Roche et Jeanneret
Petite villa au bord du lac Léman