Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Day 3 (Part 1) - La Tourette

On our third day in Paris, S and I tagged along with Mr. CP's architecture classmates and toured a few of Le Corbusier's projects.  For those who don't know, Le Corbusier is a pioneer of modern architecture.  His five points of architecture -
(1) pilotis elevating the mass off the building off of the ground,
(2) the free plan - separating the load bearing columns from the walls that subdivide the space,
(3) the free facade,
(4) the long horizontal sliding window,
(5) the roof garden.
can be seen their implementation in many of his works.

La Tourette houses a church and 100 dorm-like rooms for students and teachers.


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