Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier (born Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris) was celebrated this week when UNESCO added 17 of the modernist’s most impressive buildings to its World Heritage List, forming a "transnational serial site" spanning five decades of his architectural practice and seven countries: Argentina, India, Japan, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, and France. UNESCO said the Le Corbusier–designed buildings it chose to inscribe "reflect the solutions that the modern movement sought to apply during the 20th century to the challenges of inventing new architectural techniques to respond to the needs of society," adding that "these masterpieces of creative genius also attest to the internationalization of architectural practice across the planet." From villas to civic buildings and housing complexes, here are some of the distinguished Le Corbusier works added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List. (It might not be a surprise that 10 of the 17 recognized structures are in his adopted home of France.)
Notre-Dame du Haut
Maison La Roche
Cabanon de Le Corbusier
See the full list of 17 Le Corbusier buildings added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.
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