Critically comment on the architecture of Le Corbusier with emphasis on the so called "International Style"in architecture.

Le Corbusier is the best-known architect who recruited the efforts of creating a new India. The showpiece of his genius is Chandigarh, built as the capital of Punjab and Haryana. Outside Chandigarh, Le Corbusier’s most influential structures include: Sarabhai House, Ahamadabad, Millowner’s Association Building, Ahmedabad, Interstate Bus Terminal, New Delhi, etc.
He was one of the founding fathers of the modernist movement and of what has come to be known as the “International Style” in architecture. He is best known for the idea of a house as a “machine” to live in. His urban planning ideas were influential; readily accepted and implemented on grand scale.

Question for UPSC Mains:
Critically comment on the architecture of Le Corbusier with emphasis on the so called “International Style” in architecture.

Published: May 1, 2016 | Modified:June 27, 2019

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