Modulor

MODULOR by Artist Le Corbusier / Medium: Painting - Mourlot Posters & Lithographs, Lithograph - 1962 / Description: Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, who chose to be known as Le Corbusier was a Swiss artist, famous for being one of the pioneers of what now is called Modern architecture or the International style. He creates artworks based on special design and architecture such as “Femme Unicorne”.

ridi-cu-lust  asked:

Hello, can you please explain me the Corbusier human Scale?

The Modulor is an anthropometric scale of proportions devised by the Swiss-born French architect Le Corbusier (1887–1965). It was developed as a visual bridge between two incompatible scales, the imperial and the metric system. It is based on the height of a man with his arm raised. It was used as a system to set out a number of Le Corbusier’s buildings and was later codified into two books. via

Corbu was searching for, in his own words, a tool of linear or optical measures, similar to musical script. Modernism was about form following function and the Modulor was part of that quest. A set of proportions that you could implement when designing. Truth is that, although we can establish some ranges for measurements and proportions when designing, we cannot use one idealized human body to achieve this goal. I am not trying to give you a non-response with my response, but the truth is that the Modulor took two full books by Corbu to explain properly.

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anonymous asked:

Hi! Could you tell me some cool interesting places/spots to visit in Berlin?

i guess i could! 
for fashion i would visit either humana(giant cheap €2 chain thrift shop), voo store, super chill vibe and sort of expensive. there’s also a little coffee shop inside the store so u can enjoy cup of coffee outside. very close to voo store there’s a really big store filled with art and architecture supplies, it’s like 3,000 m², called modulor. im not an architect nor an artist but it’s super fun to walk around and explore all the weird stuff they have. they also have a furniture department and you can buy a personalized t-shirt/tote/whatever there as well. at görlitzer park(also a place to hang, some people will probably try to sell you weed/drugs but still chill) there’s a really cool israeli café called mugrabi that i’d recommend as well. for pizza i like pizza pasta bar - friends, definitely a bit on the luxurious side but not crazy expensive but buy one and go down to the canal and eat it there! :) it’s next to another café called kaffeebar(veeeryyyy healthy/hipster and delicious + expensive). For art i’d recommend KW(the museum that had that giant weird rihanna cardboard figure) and it’s super close to a comme des garcons shop which i’d visit just to sniff their fragances. 
if the weather is nice i’d recommend visiting thaiwiese in preußenpark which is a very diy thai food market created by thai families. there’s also a giant asian market called dong xuan center with lots of weird things and fake flowers. another place for asian food is a vietnamese place called qua phe but in general berlin has tons of döner kebabs, super cheap and and soooo delicious. there’s also a second hand store called colors, a bit more expensive and more sorted and it’s close to a really cool record shop called space hall. you could also rent a bike and visit tempelhofer feld which is a giant empty airport.

if you’re into clubbing, i’d skip trying to get into berghain/panorama bar/säule but instead go for about blank or tresor (u could just check resident advisor tbh)

i think that’s it?… hmm… followers can write suggestions in the notes :) 

*there’s also an abandoned amusement park called spreepark(although it’s set to reopen again in 2018) 

and there’s also the zoo if you’re into that and of course i’d recommend getting a boat tour, my absolute fave thing to do when visiting cities with canals and rivers. 
and if you’re into gaming there’s a computer game museum(computerspielemuseum) where you can try new gaming technology and VR!

for drinking/pre-gaming i’d recommend buying club mate and tiny vodkas to mix or beers at the kiosks and just drink them outside(they usually have tables and chairs for people)