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Petit Cabanon, by Le Corbusier, 1951 - in Cap-Martin, France

There’s something appealingly modest about Le Corbusier’s holiday home, which goes on show today in a faithful reconstruction at the Royal Institute of British Architects. This giant of 20th-century architecture built himself a tiny little bolthole in Cap-Martin on the Cote D'Azure. It’s part log cabin and part hotel room, with the feel of a particularly well-designed monk’s cell. In other words, it’s quite an achievement.