chapelle haute

Chapelle Notre-Dame-du-Haut de Ronchamp
Ronchamp, Haute-Saône, France; 1952-55

Le Corbusier
(photograph by J. Perusset)

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via “(Das) Werk, 42” (1955)

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Calvi, France

wastelands-of-today  asked:

what's your favourite building in the world?

Buildings are like people for me, from afar you first notice how they look but as you get to know them you discover how they are and with some you get to learn their secrets.

We experience architecture in two ways (unless you are an architect and you get to design one): in your daily life (house, neighborhood, city) and through pictures (the world). So, I have buildings in my life that are very important for many reasons, but most probably because they were the place of some special time: the house I grew up, the apartment we lived in when my son was born, etc. There are buildings I admire from afar and haven’t had the chance to visit like La Chapelle Notre-Dame du Haut (above) or Church on the Water (below)

I cannot limit myself to one building, is like choosing one favorite song or book. There are many for different reasons and I learn about new ones everyday. 

Yes, for now.

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Le Corbusier, Chapelle Notre-Dame-du-Haut, (Roman Catholic Church), Ronchamp, 1955

Douglas Joseph Cardinal, St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Red Deer, Alberta, 1968