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At last, the Church of Saint-Pierre de Firminy

  • Henry Gunawan Thji

    Contributor

Jakarta   /   Sun, March 23 2008   /  03:05 pm

Le Corbusier remains one of the most celebrated architects of the 20th century for his radical ideas continue to be both intellectually provocative and inspiring. "A house is a machine for living in" is among his many pronouncements that are constantly being referred to, studied, and adapted by architects and planners alike today, more than 40 years after his death. Nov. 25, 2006, was an important day as Le Corbusier's last project finally reached its posthumous completion after decades of effort by his successor, Jos* Oubrerie, 72. The design was a collaboration between Corbu -- as he was affectionately known by the French -- and Oubrerie, which had begun in the early 1960s. Corbu had already finished two other religious buildings, the otherworldly concrete masterpiece, la Chapelle Notre-Dame-du Haut de Ronchamp ( 1953 ) and the retrained and cer...