Le Corbusier (1887-1965)

Born in La Chaux-de-Fonds on October 6 th 1887, Le Corbusier (Charles-Edouard Jeanneret) died in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin on August 27th 1965. The ideas of the architect and urbanist, to whom we owe a certain number of avant-garde buildings like the Unité d'habitation in Marseille or the Chapel in Ronchamps influenced architecture worldwide.

Le Corbusier and the villas

The mass of the building, its overhanging roof, the interior spaces fully justify its belonging to the world heritage of architecture.

Other family homes built by the architect:

  • la Villa Favre-Jacot. Le Locle (1912)
  • la Villa Schwob, -dite Villa turque, La Chaux-de-Fonds (1916)
  • la Villa La Roche Jeanneret, Paris (1923)
  • la Petite Maison, Corseaux - Suisse (1923)
  • la Villa Stein, Garches (1927)
  • la Villa Savoye, Poissy (1929)
  • la Maison Jaoul, Neuilly-sur-Seine (1952)

In 1914, he established the project Dom-in-o, based on the use of standardized prefabricated elements. Later, he tried to apply his proportional system Modulor, especially in the Unités d'habitation in Marseille.