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By Le Corbusier

Publish yr note: First released in 1950 and 1955 respectively

In the years 1942 to 1948, Le Corbusier built a method of measurements which grew to become often called "Modulor."

Based at the Golden part and Fibonacci numbers and likewise utilizing the actual dimensions of the typical human, Modulor is a series of measurements which Le Corbusier used to accomplish concord in his architectural compositions.

Le Modulor was once released in 1950 and after assembly with good fortune, Le Corbusier went directly to post Modulor 2 in 1955. in lots of of Le Corbusier's such a lot remarkable constructions, together with the Chapel at Ronchamp and the Unite d'habitation, facts of his Modulor approach will be noticeable.

These volumes shape an immense and quintessential a part of Le Corbusier's theoretical writings.

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Lintel+ l l3 S. r. Panel + a hundred and forty S. b. panel. furnishings: 70 S. r. X 182 S. r. eating desk+ 33 S. b . + fifty three X fifty three S. b. recess. word: at the date of writing (8th February 1948) the cloth to be had for the partition panelling was once being introduced via the alternate in widths of one ·20 m. This size (120) used to be used to prevent waste. Kitchen: small work-table, 86 S. b. and 70 S. r. rest room: cabinet, a hundred and forty S. b. X 1 1 three S. r. ; bathroom cabinet, fifty three S. b. X fifty three X 33 S. b . X three three + 7 zero S. r. ; entry t o bathe, a hundred and forty S. b. X fifty three S. b. We may well thoroughly say that such exactitude, such rigour of arithmetic and concord have by no means prior to been utilized to that least difficult accent of way of life : the residing. 136 The plan FIG. five 1 The part 137 (d) AN instance OF THE A B c D E - 6 · three -R -10·2 -B -16·5-R -26 ·7-R -53 ·4-B WooDWORK . Fig. fifty two F G H I - sixty eight ·8-R - 86 -B -1 thirteen -R - one hundred forty -B (e) TH E STONE Us ED IN T H E rite oF THE 14TH oF O cTOBER 1947 After a lot dialogue, it was once determined to solemnize the start of website paintings at Marseilles through a rite at the 14th October 1947. the 1st stone of the construct­ ing used to be to be laid. simply speeches? No: a palpable hint, a stone, which might ultimately locate its rightful position someplace. i used to be status in entrance of the Air France workplace at the Cannebiere, able to take the Marignane bus to fly again to Paris. Wogensky inquired: what can be the scale of the stone? I took the 'Modulor' out of my pocket, the two ·26 strip; I improvised, taking a look at the degree­ ments, localizing them among my outspread fingers: Width: 86 S. b. peak: 86 S. b. size: 183 S. r. And for the recess hollowed out within the stone, the place the respectable papers have been to be sealed: size: fifty three S . b. Width: 16·5 S. r. intensity: 27 S . r. This nice stone, consecrated 8 days later, possessed dignity and magnificence. It used to be additionally to supply the party for an architectural improvisation in honour of the 'Modulor'. this can be the way it occurred: 138 o(/ I� o{} I : . I I I -------i--·-------; R s T ,, 27 1 6 fS FIG. FIG. fifty three fifty two (f) TH E STELE OF THE degree . Fig. fifty four the problem for the 2d of November 194 7 of the Marseilles weekly 'V', a maga­ zine whose conceal and so much of whose pages are dedicated to the compliment of girl and particularly of the 'little woman', contained a truly clever article in regards to the rite spoke of above: 'Seeing the block of creating stone enthroned in the midst of the positioning, every person proposal that this used to be in truth the root stone of the development. They little knew the theories of Le Corbusier! This grasp of con­ crete doesn't use stone. The block used to be in basic terms there to symbolize the proportions routine in all of the calculations for the longer term construction. each one peak, every one width and size and quantity is predicated in this commonplace in stone. it truly is to be installed a spot of honour broadly speaking corridor at the floor flooring, for, symbolically, the complete building rests upon it . . . . ' This used to be good stated and good concept: however it gave me an excessive amount of credits. Indee d the advice made our brains whirl. I requested the drawing part of the studio to attract up the nomenclature of the entire measurements hired within the Marseilles construction.

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