Today we celebrate the birthday of one of the pioneers of modern architecture, Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, better known as Le Corbusier. The master was an architect, designer, urbanist and writer. Le Corbusier believed that anybody could re-invent themselves and thus changed his name in the 1920’s to the pseudonym Le Corbusier, deriving it in part from a distant ancestor. Le Corbusier was famous for his “Five Points of Architecture” best illustrated in the Villa Savoye. He also left a tremedous architectural legacy in buildings he designed all over the world.
He died in France on August 27, 1965, after going for a swim, against his doctor’s orders, of a suspected heart attack.
Happy Birthday Le Corbusier!