Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, known as Le Corbusier [ Wikipedia ], 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.
Le Corbusier, the highly polemical designer became the most influential urban planner and architect of the twentieth century and the International Style. Best known for his works are Villa Savoye in Poissy, Villa La Roche in Paris, Unité d’habitation in Marseille, Notre Dame du Haut in Ronchamp and Buildings in Chandigarh in India.
To be modern is not a fashion, it is a state. It is necessary to understand history, and he who understands history knows how to find continuity between that which was, that which is, and that which will be.
The truthfulness of materials of constructions, concrete, bricks and stone, shall be maintained in all buildings constructed or to be constructed.The seed of Chandigarh is well sown. It is for the citizens to see that the tree flourishes.