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Le Corbusier

Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, born on October 6, 1887, and passed away on August 27, 1965, was a renowned Swiss-French architect, designer, painter, urban planner, and writer. He is widely known by his pseudonym, Le Corbusier. Recognized as a pioneer of modern architecture, he played a significant role in shaping the field. Jeanneret acquired French citizenship in 1930, although he was originally from Switzerland. Throughout his illustrious career spanning five decades, he created architectural masterpieces across Europe, Japan, India, and North and South America. Le Corbusier attributed the origins of modern architecture to Viollet-le-Duc. Driven by a dedication to improving living conditions in crowded cities, Le Corbusier exerted a strong influence on urban planning. He co-founded the Congrès International d'Architecture Moderne (CIAM) and left a lasting impact on the field. Notably, he crafted the master plan for Chandigarh, a city in India, and contributed specific designs for various buildings, particularly government structures. On July 17, 2016, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee acknowledged Le Corbusier's immense contribution to the modern movement by inscribing seventeen of his projects in seven countries as The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement.

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