LC – 50 Years After
Docomomo Journal 53 (2015/2)

Editors: Ana Tostões, Zara Ferreira

Guest editors: Benedicte Gandini, Michel Richard

Keywords: Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Le Corbusier, Conservation of modern architecture, World Heritage.

Le Corbusier (LC) prolific personality as theorist, painter, sculptor, architect, urban planner, researcher, disseminator, thinker, and provocative activist, helped to make him a universal author. His dual and inseparable theoretical and practical activities represented a source for LC’s balanced inspirational and systematic method. Envisaging “la planète comme chantier”, LC drove his obsessive constructive impulse around the whole world, to nations such as Japan, Russia, Argentina and India. Thinking deeply about the human condition in the contemporary age, he looked for solutions to solve social, technical and spatial problems, believing that architecture could have the power to improve the world. To the question “architecture or revolution?” he answered “revolution can be avoided” through modern architecture.
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LC′s Poetic Endurance Time and Space — Light and Matter
Ana Tostões


On Collective Form
Fumihiko Maki


The Role of the Fondation Le Corbusier in the Conservation of the Le Corbusier's Architectural Work
Bénédicte Gandini, Michel Richard

Restoration of the Petite Maison, Corseaux, 1924, Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret. Construction Practice as Research
Franz Graf, Giulia Marino

The villa Le Lac by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret at Corseaux-sous-Vevey. The Color Rediscovered
Elise Koering

Maison Curutchet, La Plata, Argentina
Jorge Néstor Bozzano, Julio Santana

La Villa Savoye after Le Corbusier, une Longue Histoire
Susanna Caccia Gherardini, Carlo Olmo

The Restoration of the Paintings of Le Corbusier in the Villa E-1027, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, Alpes Maritimes
Marie-Odile Hubert

Renovation and Restructuring the Cité de Refuge by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret. Preserving the Dual Functional and Architectural Identity of the Masterpiece
Gilles Ragot

The Couvent de La Tourette from 1960 to the present day. Future Discernibility of Past Interventions
Roberta Grignolo

National Museum of Western Art as Important Cultural Property of Japan: its Evolution and Historical Value
Yoshiyuki Yamana, Kyo Fukuda

Heritage in danger

Capitol Complex at Chandigarh Faces Development Challenges
Shikha Jain


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