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Le Corbusier’s cabanon

Le Corbusier cabanon

Currently at RIBA in Portland Place, London, you can explore a 1:1 replica of the interior of Le Corbusier’s Cabanon, the holiday house he built for himself on the Cote d’Azur.

Le Corbusier cabanon

Le Corbusier cabanon

Le Corbusier cabanon“Re-constructed for the first time in the UK, this 15 square metre pied-à-terre, which was attached to his favourite café, was the only structure Le Corbusier ever built for his own use. As such, the interior, decorated with murals and simple bespoke furniture and fittings, gives an intimate insight into his world. It was the place he retreated to every summer for over ten years and where, in the adjacent studio, he worked on many of his celebrated later projects.

Le Corbusier sketched the design for the Cabanon in just 45 minutes. It can be seen as an expression of his most concentrated thoughts on minimal living; the essence of his ideas on dwelling.”

The exhibition continues until 28 April 2009.

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