Last week, I visited "Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes" at MoMA. This exhibition tells the story of a legend, Charles-Édouard Jeanneret. He called himself Le Corbusier, and he changed the course of architecture.
Born in Switzerland in 1887, Le Corbusier began his career as a painter, and remained an artist for the entire scope of his career. He was an artist when designing interiors, furniture, and villas; he was an artist when building residential towers, and when planning cities across the globe. Le Corbusier
demonstrated that simplicity does not indicate lack, but rather a sophisticated, stylish, and intelligent choice. He is widely considered among the most influential architects of our time, not just in the west, but throughout the world. He believed in the power of architecture to elevate humanity.