Posts Tagged ‘modernism’

Le Corbusier has always been one of the greatest architect on earth; and Modernism must be the most influential doctrine since the Renaissance. With Modernism architecture found and revealed its end as to serve the function of space in the purest form. And what the world has got then were blocks of buildings built in a great many cities and never specific to the place they stood. Blocks of flats were rejected by their inhabitants, with no man’s interstitial land. The urbanism of those urban areas, a nightmare of Le Corbusier’s “La Ville Radieuse”,  must have been haunting him so much that this great architect has come to the conclusion at the end of his life:

“La vie a raison, l’architecture a tort.” (Life is right, architecture is wrong).