Iteration, repetition and internal coherence within Le Corbusier’s creative process

  • Luis Burriel Bielza Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias


Architectural practice is without any doubt based in a constant enquiry over theproject. Even more important would be the fact that this process bounces off in twoopposite directions: from the context onto the project and from the building onto thesurrounding frame of reference. Both these two extremes are confronted in an activedialogue and to a certain extent, they both perform as “mirrors”. However, in the caseof Le Corbusier, these questions do not only revolve around these two poles but evenfurther, they do so in relation to his whole career. If we look closely at his works, wewill find out that several ideas, concepts and strategies are transferred from oneproject to another as a tool able to trigger the creative process, thus unfoldingthrough subsequent iterations. As part of this method, his own experiences andeducation during travels and visits help him to conform a synthesizing regard over theworld.Keywords: Le Corbusier, process, Firminy, Chandigarh, design strategy

Biografia Autor

Luis Burriel Bielza, Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias
PhD. Arch. / Estudio SOMOS.Arquitectos