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Le Corbusier – “ville Radieuse” 2 – Not So Conscious Inspiration

Posted in buildings with tags , , , , , on October 10, 2010 by eliinbar

Two Corbusier‘s sketches illustrating the concept of the radiant city  =   “ Ville Radieuse



La Ville Radieus promised future of sunshine, fresh air and greenery for city-dwellers.

A city which consist of giant apartment blocks and green, landscaped spaces

It will be the vertical garden city.

Renewable area near the airport of Hong Kong


eliinbar Sketches 2010 – not so “conscious inspiration

Is this the  radiant city Corbusier imagined?

It seems more as , not so “conscious  inspiration

 Another example of a residential building in Hong Kong.


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Le Corbusier – La “Ville Radieuse” NOW!!

Posted in buildings with tags , , , , , on October 5, 2010 by eliinbar

I returned from a visit to the  incomprehensible city – Hong Kong,
Corbusier’sVILLE RADIEUSE” is been built there….

Ville Radieuse”  is a controversial city plan, developed by Corbusier in the 30s’ of  the last century

Here is Corbusier‘s sketch from 1935, showing three stages in the “natural” evolution of large cities towards  la “Ville Radieuse“.

1. By 1900 the city is characterized by lowrise buildings and large density.–

2. From 1900 to 1935 skyscrapers are built to increase the density.

3. In the “future” , Corbusier propose to demolish the existing buildings and replace theme by “la ville Radieuse”


How about this typical building in Hong Kong?



Is this another example of “-conscious inspiration”?



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To be continued….