Le Corbusier's Tiny Home


When Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, known as Le Corbusier, was found dead in the sea off Cap Martin in the south of France, the local paper proclaimed that the architect was the worst-lodged tourist on the Côte d’Azur. This was true in some ways: in this land of swanky villas, the father of modern architecture spent summers in a wooden cabanon 12 feet square. The architect would have disagreed. “I have a chateau on the Côte d’Azur…,” he said. “It’s extravagant in comfort and gentleness.”


2 Responses to Le Corbusier's Tiny Home

  1. Anon says:

    very cool. had never seen it. great.

  2. Peter says:

    Very strange – or perhaps not – that a man who spent his career designing huge, brutal, concrete skyscrapers for the workers to live in should choose to end his days in this lovely little building.

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