Le Corbusier

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Madrid surrealism show offers escape from pandemic reality
Exhibition explores how surrealist movement influenced culture and design in 20th century

Sam Jones in Madrid

13, Nov, 2020 @5:00 AM

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A €22m chair? Eileen Gray, the design genius who scared the pants off Corbusier
Her ravishing interiors shocked Paris, thrilled the avant-garde and gave the world its most expensive chair. But the fast-living aristocrat wasn’t just overlooked – Le Corbusier actually vandalised her work naked

Oliver Wainwright

29, Apr, 2020 @5:00 AM

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A down-to-earth view on flying cars | Letter
Letter: Flying cars have long been portrayed as the answer to all our traffic problems, but Ruth Brandon fears the worst

Letters

29, Oct, 2019 @6:33 PM

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Concrete bungle: how public fury stopped the 1970s plan to turn London into a motorway
It would have led to the demolition of more houses than were destroyed by the Luftwaffe. But the march of ‘traffic modernism’ was no match for people power

Simon Jenkins

22, Oct, 2019 @2:00 PM

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The 'Glasgow effect' implies cities make us sad. Can the city prove the opposite?
Life expectancy for Glaswegians has long been notoriously low, but planners are starting to learn how to make citizens healthier – and happier

Fleur Macdonald

16, Oct, 2019 @11:30 AM

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Charlotte Perriand: the design visionary who survived Le Corbusier's putdowns
From saw-toothed ski resorts to radical recliners, her bold creations caused a sensation. But Le Corbusier took the credit for some of her finest work. Now Charlotte Perriand is finally getting her due

Oliver Wainwright

07, Oct, 2019 @4:39 PM

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The New Alchemists: could the past hold the key to sustainable living?
It’s 50 years since the New Alchemy Institute created its ‘living machine’ – a research project of organic farming, renewable energy and sustainable architecture. Did these eco pioneers design a blueprint for our future?

Steve Rose

29, Sep, 2019 @1:00 PM

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Plastic Emotions by Shiromi Pinto review – an architectural romance
The richly imagined story of an affair between Le Corbusier and Sri Lanka’s first modernist architect, Minnette de Silva

Shahidha Bari

20, Jul, 2019 @6:30 AM

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Minnette de Silva: the brilliant female architect forgotten by history
Against all odds, the 1940s pioneer of Sri Lankan modernism became one of the world’s most famous women architects. So why are her buildings not celebrated today?

Shiromi Pinto

14, Dec, 2018 @7:30 AM

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OK, Mr Field by Katharine Kilalea review – strikingly original debut
There’s a void where his personality should be and he turns into a stalker – but somehow the narrator of this strange tale exerts a powerful grip on the reader

Lara Feigel

19, Jul, 2018 @8:00 AM

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'One never builds something finished': the brutal brilliance of architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha
He’s been blacklisted and seen his work torn down. But the great Brazilian creator of vast gravity-defying buildings has just entered architecture’s elite

Oliver Wainwright

04, Feb, 2017 @12:00 PM

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Concrete jungle: why brutalist architecture is back in style
From Washington DC to London, concrete edifices aren’t to everyone’s taste, but they’re here to stay – and people have learned to love these sights

Felix Salmon

28, Sep, 2016 @5:38 PM

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