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Location: Ronchamp, France

Notre Dame du Ronchamp, or more commonly referred to as Ronchamp, is one of Le Corbusier’s most unusual projects of his career. In 1950, Le Corbusier was commissioned to design a new Catholic church to replace the previous church that had been destroyed during World War II. Corbusier wanted the space to be meditative and reflective in purpose. He implemented small puncturing apertures on the façade that amplified the light within the chapel by tapering the window well in the wall cavity.  Each wall becomes illuminated by these differing window frames, which in conjunction with the stark white washed walls gives the walls luminous qualities punctuated by a more intense direct light.


 Le Corbusier 

Le Corbusier (1887 – 1965), was a Swiss-French architect, designer, painter, urban planner, writer, and one of the pioneers of modern architecture. In his architecture, he chiefly built with steel and reinforced concrete and worked with elemental geometric forms. Dedicated to providing better living conditions for the residents of crowded cities, Le Corbusier was influential in urban planning, and was a founding member of the Congrès international d'architecture moderne (CIAM).

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