Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Le Corbusier Centre, Chandigarh

Architect 'Le Corbusier' does not need an introduction. He is more popularly known as the PLANNER of Chandigarh among Architects.

Le Corbusier designed and constructed buildings throughout Europe, India and in North and South America. He was an urban planner, painter, sculptor, writer and modern furniture designer.

Some six decades ago, this legendary man was working from a office situated in Sector-19 in Chandigarh and was designing the whole city which was also designed by him. The same old office complex is now converted to 'Le Corbusier Centre' and is the SIXTH one all over the world dedicated to him.

Le Corbusier,Le Corbusier Centre,Chandigarh

This building is designed in such a manner that the temperature inside the rooms does not go beyond 35 degrees Celsius in summers and does not go below 10 degrees Celsius in winters. So there is no need of any air conditioner or any artificial light here.

The main aim of the Centre is preservation, interpretation, research, display of the works and legacy of Le Corbusier. The centre is divided into six sections portraying the archival records, original plans, elevations, sketches and studies, maps and models, documents, photographs and furniture. Three rooms are serving as reception, reference and digital library with internet facility.

Le Corbusier,Le Corbusier Centre,Chandigarh

Le Corbusier,Le Corbusier Centre,Chandigarh

Le Corbusier,Le Corbusier Centre,Chandigarh

The Legend...
Le Corbusier,Le Corbusier Centre,Chandigarh

Le Corbusier,Le Corbusier Centre,Chandigarh

Le Corbusier,Le Corbusier Centre,Chandigarh

The OPEN hand concept...
Le Corbusier,Le Corbusier Centre,Chandigarh

Le Corbusier,Le Corbusier Centre,Chandigarh

His MEETING Room...
Le Corbusier,Le Corbusier Centre,Chandigarh

4 comments:

Cinderella said...

This place needs a visit. Sounds exotic!

debarpita mohapatra said...

I loved the place... All these captures are during our conversation :)

Baljinder singh kamboj said...

its awesome

Ompriya said...

Very nice...