Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier, Chapel de Notre-Dame-du-Haut 2, 1950-51, DM 1349 IN SET – Drawing Matter

Le Corbusier (1887–1965), Chapel de Notre-Dame-du-Haut, Ronchamp, model of south wall, 1950 – 1951. Plaster, 216 × 127 × 38 mm.

I should like to give you the hatred of rendering … Architecture is in space, in extent, in depth, in height: it is volumes and circulation. Architecture is made inside one’s head. The sheet of paper is useful only to fix the design, to transmit to one’s client and one’s contractor. 

— Le Corbusier


On the absolute joy of drawing and the ordinary parish church of Sigurd Lewerentz's St. Klippan's, Patrick Lynch on Drawing from a Deep Well; to see the thinness, delicacy of Corbusier's line in his sketch for the monumental Governor's Palace in Chandigarh; on another model by Corbusier, for the Olivetti Centre; and on the use of drawing by Corbusier to control the construction of the image of the Unité rooftop.