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Le Corbusier Ronchamp Chapel ” Sacred Inspiration” 2

Posted in public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , on December 1, 2010 by eliinbar

Louis Kahn Architect

First Unitarian Church and School

Rochester  NY  1959-1969

Louis Kahn   Designed an built the First Unitarian Church and School  in Rochester NY from 1959  to 1969 

Kahn’s  earliest known sketches show that he was working with a centralized concept.

His Desire was to create a single unified structure appropriate to Unitarianism…. 

Another influence of past solutions to church planning was Rudolf Wittkower’s Architectural Principles in the age of Humanism which illustrated centrally planned Renaissance churches. 

Did Ronchamp chapel was another source of inspiration for Louis Kahn?

Note  the concrete heavy flouting roof  and the distribution of the indirect day light coming from hidden windows.


Louis Kahn First Unitarian Church  eliinbar Sketches 2010


 Le Corbusier Ronchamp Chapel eliinbar Sketches 2010


 Rafael Moneo Lady of the Angels Cathedral eliinbar Sketches 2010


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Le Corbusier Ronchamp Chapel “Sacred Inspiraion”

Posted in public buildings with tags , , , , , , on November 28, 2010 by eliinbar

Here is another example of “conscious inspiration”….

Relevant citations of Corbusier:

Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.

Our eyes are made to see forms in light; light and shade reveal these forms; cubes, cones, spheres, cylinders or pyramids are the great primary forms which light reveals to advantage.

Architecture is the masterly, correct and magnificent play of masses brought together in light.

Le Corbusier Architect

Ronchamp Chapel

Notre Dame Du Haut France 1950-54


Rafael Moneo Architect

Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral

Los Angeles California USA 1996-2002


Moneo Is inspired  by  Le Corbusiers’ Ron champ Chapel And design a masterpiece cathedral in los Angeles . ” It was the human hand which affirmed the space as sacred, a physical act in a spiritual space”….

Moneo Is inspired  by  Le Corbusiers’ Ron champ Chapel….  and that is Conscious Inspiration”….