July 21, 2010

Le Corbusier

(1887, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Zwitserland - 1887, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, Frankrijk)

Voile Shadows
1957-


Le Corbusier, Voile Shadows, © Peter Carl
This collection showcases the blueprints and models for the Baghdad Olympic Stadium, one of Le Corbusier's final projects. The designs illustrate the seminal architect's vision for a "civic tool for a modern age". His boîte à miracles gymnasium was the only element ever built; arguably, it's the one saving grace of Saddam Hussein's reign.

Victoria & Albert Museum

Le Corbusier op Wikipedia

Le Corbusier op Architectenweb

more from similar articles: