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Architects and studios: Le Corbusier 1-10 / 24

Trip 1919–2019 /11/2019

Duitsland,

This architectural journey immerses you in the history and the legacy of the Bauhaus. This training for visual artists, craftsmen and architects originated in Weimar in 1919, then moved to Dessau and was based in Berlin until 1932.

Lecture From harmony to chaos: Le Corbusier, Varèse, Xenakis and le poème électronique

Concertgebouw - Kamermuziekzaal, Brugge

Poème Electronique by architect-painter Le Corbusier, composer Edgard Varèse and architect-composer Iannis Xenakis was the multimedia sensation of Expo ’58. From the outset, however, client Philips had his own idea about the play of color, light and sound. Architect Jan de Heer and composer Kees Tazelaar made an accurate analysis of Le Corbusier’s original, never executed scenario in Van harmonie tot chaos. They bring their story and their completely new overwhelming reconstruction.

Trip 日本 Japan /03/2018

Japan

We travel through the land of the rising sun for two weeks. A balanced architectural mix of contemporary, traditional and modern. But also culture, nature, art and … Japanese life is explicitly present.

Trip Cycling in Paris /05/2015

Paris

Josephine Baker was in the Parisian avant-garde “très hot” because of her dancing dressed in 16 bananas. Hemingway called her “the most sensational woman anyone ever saw.” Adolf Loos was responsible for her unbuild “Roosmalen house.” Josephine and architecture. But Josephine Baker and Le Corbusier? We are looking for an answer.

Trip two urbanistic visions /10/2014

Le Havre & Nantes

Discover two very different urban development projects: a modernist approach in Le Havre and a contemporary approach in Nantes. Along the way we see some interesting projects in Rouen, Saint-Nazaire and Paris.

Trip the Nord-East of France /10/2013

Metz, Nancy, Mullhouse...

Long ago that you saw “La Chapelle Notre-Dame du Haut in Ronchamp”?
Or maybe you have never seen?

Exhibition Le Corbusier/Chandigarh : : Kortrijk/Eurometropole /2013

Budafabriek, Kortrijk

This exhibition shows the background story and the evolution of the modernist city of Chandigarh, exposes the real life in modernity through beautiful pictures, and let the Archipel travellers talk about their experiences and visions.

Lecture by Luc Deleu (T.O.P. Office)

Auditorium Oehoe, E1, Gent

A strong piece of European modernism in traditional India. In 1950, Le Corbusier designed a complete city. After the problematic partition of British India Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru wanted a new capital for the Indian states of Punjab and Haryana, “unhampered by the traditions of the past.”

Trip the Indian subcontinent /02/2013

Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh + Dhaka

Chandigarh was the reason for the architectural exploration trough a fraction of ‘the Indian subcontinent. What remains after this quest and takes root, is to have discovered the feeling of “essence”.

Lecture by Sven Sterken

Condertgebouw Brugge, Brugge

In 1956 Philips commissioned Le Corbusier to build a pavilion for the Expo 1958 in Brussels. Le Corbusier decided to create an “electronic poem” about the technological development of mankind.

Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier, (°La Chaux-de-Fonds, October 6th, 1887 – †Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, August 27th 1965) born as Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, was a Swiss-French architect, designer, painter, urban planner, writer, and one of the pioneers of what is now called modern architecture.

He was born in Switzerland and became a French citizen in 1930. His career spanned five decades, with his buildings constructed throughout Europe, India, and America.

Dedicated to providing better living conditions for the residents of crowded cities, Le Corbusier was influential in urban planning, and was a founding member of the Congrès international d’architecture moderne (CIAM). Corbusier prepared the master plan for the planned city of Chandigarh in India, and contributed specific designs for several buildings there.