Modern, but also Livable Houses ?

Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, better known as Le Corbusier (1887–1965), is considered to be one of the most significant architects of the 20th century. His work continues to exert a considerable influence on architecture and town planning to this day. The exhibition in the Gropius Bau in Berlin will take an explicitly contemporary view of its subject that takes account of the latest research while at the same time attempting to do justice to the perennial discourse on Le Corbusier. The exhibition includes original paintings, sculptures, numerous original pieces of furniture, original drawings and plans, first editions of Le Corbusier’s books plus numerous small objects from the architect’s private collection, which he used for purposes of inspiration, orientation and demonstrationDivided up into three relatively autonomous areas – Contexts, Privacy and Publicity, Built Art – the show will pick out leading themes in Le Corbusier’s work: his fascination with the modern metropolis, his Mediterranean and oriental interests, his pursuit of organic forms in the 1930s, and also his interest in new technologies and media.One question remains: can one live in houses of Le Corbusier ?