Charles-Édouard Jeanneret
(1887-1965)

Died aged c. 78

Charles-Édouard Jeanneret (6 October 1887 – 27 August 1965), known as Le Corbusier (UK: lə kor-BEW-zee-ay, US: lə KOR-boo-ZYAY, -⁠SYAY, French: [lə kɔʁbyzje]), was a Swiss-French architect, designer, painter, urban planner, writer, and one of the pioneers of what is now regarded as modern architecture. He was born in Switzerland and became a French citizen in 1930. His career spanned five decades, and he designed buildings in Europe, Japan, India, and North and South America. 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). Le Corbusier prepared the master plan for the city of Chandigarh in India, and contributed specific designs for several buildings there, specially the government buildings. On 17 July 2016, seventeen projects by Le Corbusier in seven countries were inscribed in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites as The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement.

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Le Palais du Peuple L'Armée de Salut s'est implantée en France dès 1881, sous l'impulsion de Catherine, fille du général Booth, fondateur de l'oeuvre en Angleterre. Construit en 1912, son "Palais du Peuple" est un hôtel social qui accueille les hommes sans abri. En 1926, sous l'impulsion de la princesse Edmond de Polignac, héritière des puissants industriels américains Singer, un bâtiment sur la cour, donnant sur les jardins des Gobelins, est ajouté par Le Corbusier pour créer cent dis lits. Entre 1930 et 1933, l'architecte aménage pour l'Armée du Salut la péniche du quai d'Austerlitz et la Cité de Refuge. Le dortoire élevé ici, remarquable par son ouverture sur la lumière et l'espace du jardin des Gobelins, a été profondément modifié.

English translation: The People's Palace The Salvation Army was established in France in 1881, under the impetus of Catherine, daughter of General Booth, founder of the work in England. Built in 1912, its “People's Palace” is a social hotel that welcomes homeless men. In 1926, under the impulse of Princess Edmond de Polignac, heir to the powerful American industrialists Singer, a building on the courtyard, overlooking the gardens of the Gobelins, was added by Le Corbusier to create a hundred say beds. Between 1930 and 1933, the architect built for the Salvation Army the barge of the Austerlitz wharf and the City of Refuge. The dorory raised here, remarkable by its opening to the light and space of the garden of the Gobelins, has been profoundly modified. [AWS Translate]

29 rue des Cordelières, Paris, France where they designed (1926)