meet the raven.

Le Corbusier's theories had a strong social concern: "The machine that we live in is an old coach full of tuberculosis. There is no real link between our daily activities at the factory, the office or the bank, which are healthy and useful and productive, and our activities in the bosom of the family which are handicapped at every turn." Thus architecture is an instrument of restructuring the whole society, the rational alternative to revolution.

on money.

In his villas, on the other hand, Le Corbusier put art before social reform.

the villa savoye 1928-30...from flickr with trees/context is nice and kinda unexpected.

the gatehouse

The Swiss Pavilion, designed in 1930 by Le Corbusier, was intended to serve as a student dormitory. The site is located in southern section of Paris in an area known as the University City.

The site is located in southern section of Paris in an area known as the University City.

The exterior is clad in glass and a smooth ‘stone-veneer’ with one exception–the curved wall of the entrance on the north facade is rubble. This wall was not meant to appear natural but rather to look like a large abstract mosaic. Le Corbusier uses this natural, tradition material and adapts it to a modern sensibility. yes check the car...1930!

a room with a view...not sure if this is original thonet-ish bent wood chair

The building is articulated into three functional zones. The ground floor with it curved wall contains the entrance, a communal lounge, and caretaker’s apartment. The three floors of student living spaces are contained in the rectangular form and begin on the second story. A circulation tower joins these two zones and provides access to living spaces as well as the roof garden.

The structure of the Swiss Pavilion is primarily steel on concrete. Le Corbusier placed the rectangular living space (slab) on massive, biomorphic concrete columns (pilotis) to ‘liberate’ the building from its site. The benefit is a nearly unobstructed view under the western portion of the slab. Strip windows, which are another one of his five points, run the length of the south facade. more contempory view with communication towers

the design of this building follows Le Corbusier’s assertion of the Five Points of a New Architecture (1926), the failed attempt to obtain the commission for the League of Nations (1927), the completion of the design for the Centrosoyus for Moscow, the completion of the Villa Savoye (1930), and predates the Salvation Army hostel in Paris (1932). The main axis of the five story structure is oriented west to east. The primary entrance is located off of a circular drive on the northwest side. There is an athletic field to the south.

started 1947, finished 1953. corbusier influenced many...including oscar Niemeyer on this little project

oscar Niemeyer: housing, berlin 1956-1957

oscar Niemeyer: housing, berlin 1956-1957

oscar Niemeyer: housing, berlin 1956-1957

oscar Niemeyer: housing, berlin 1956-1957

iconic brasilia: oscar Niemeyer

iconic brasilla: oscar Niemeyer

oscar Niemeyer: the future

inspired Barreiro College of Technology in Portugal by ARX Portugal Arquitectos

inspired Barreiro College of Technology in Portugal by ARX Portugal Arquitectos

inspired Barreiro College of Technology in Portugal by ARX Portugal Arquitectos

inspired Barreiro College of Technology in Portugal by ARX Portugal Arquitectos

somethign different

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black and white (blanco and negro)

Architect's scales feature standard architects scales of 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1, 1-1/2 and 3 inches to the foot as well as other standard scales. Engineer's scales feature standard scales of 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 and 60 parts to the foot for reading engineering drawings.

A plan view is a two dimensional view of a space — a room or building. It is a view of the space from above, as if the space was cut through horizontally and the upper half removed. remember you are looking down at the floor. The floor plan will show the locations of walls, partitions, doors, stairs, washrooms, furniture, dimensions, etc. When too much information is shown on one plan it becomes confusing. So it is common to have several plans for one project. For example: Demolition Plan, Partition Plan, Fixture Plan, Floor Finish Plan and so on. remember that Plans are drawn to scale. This means that the plan is measured down proportionately to a size that will fit on a drawing sheet. A common scale is one quarter of an inch is equal to one foot (scale: ¼” = 1’-0”). The plan will be titled with the scale noted below. The house is actually two rectangular volumes that open onto a common courtyard. A paved walkway leads from a parking area to the entrance to the house’s primary volume. The kitchen, living, and dining areas are contained on the ground floor of this space...

more ...a prefabricated, circular staircase (with skylight) ...

not the eames house... an elevation is a view of an interior or exterior wall. You are standing back, looking directly at the wall. This is a flat, two-dimensional view. Only the height and width are obvious. This view of the wall shows items that cannot be clearly shown in plan. This could be wall moldings, signs, graphics, window sizes, or a finish pattern that is applied on the wall. Interior elevations will show the inside walls of a space. Exterior elevations will show the outside walls of a building. Elevations...like their freind the plan, are also drawn to scale.

d i m e n s i o n i n g drawings

extension lines extend from the object and indicate the area or feature to be dimensioned

dimension lines are drawn between extension lines; line can be broken and contains the dimension

leaders point to a feature; circles, radii and arcs

only dimension orthographic drawings—true view, parallel to picture plane

extension lines run from the edges to be dimensioned. they do not touch the edge of the object. dimension lines carry the dimension.

center lines and leaders

staggering dimensions avoids crowding...neatness does count

dimension lines must not cross extension lines

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