Le Corbusier Theory Of Architecture

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Le Corbusier defined theories that relate to what he termed ‘ineffable space’ and its position was based on the experience and occupation of space as well as the changing aspects associated with this experience. The theory is a combination of the arts, which is the ‘4th dimensional’ equivalent of the sensation of illusion in cubistic art. With illusion, the basis for a new architecture was established and Le Corbusier transformed modern architecture by providing these new principles of space, aesthetic and form. Modernism shied away from embellishment and reduced the architecture to basic structure and function dictated form within this new architecture. In essence, buildings were viewed and promoted as ‘machines for living in’. The strict minimalist, purist approach eventually led to an oversensitive position being adopted by architectural theorists and the general populace. Despite its concepts being founded on sound social philosophies - the creation of equitable, utopian societies and the denouncement of bourgeois tendencies - it was inevitably viewed as art for the elite. Its structures became expensive experiments for the corporate world and its honouring projects, though sound in philosophical and ideological concept, proved by and large to be cold and alienating to the masses. The failure and ultimate demolition of the social housing modernist project, Pruitt Igoe, constructed in 1950 and demolished in 1962, summed up the sentiment of the masses. It was seen as a

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