Born as Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris in La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland, his versatile genius encompassed the entire range from architecture, painting, sculpting, urban planning, design, to author and architecture theorist. Le Corbusier is a pioneer of modern architecture, his often controversial and disputed ideas making him one of the most influential architects of the 20th century. Due to new living habits he saw his task as an architect in developing a practical, functional and economically sensible architectural style. As well as his architectural concept of modern living he created a number of paintings and sculptures; his furniture designs became classics. The Chapel of Rochamp became his most famous and most-visited structure.The Villa Savoye (1929-1931) in Poissy-sur-Seine encapsulates the emphasis on his five points of architecture. In addition to his modern vision of living and famous furniture he was also dedicated to his paintings, despite only starting at the age of 31 years old.
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