Architectural Digest India

LE RESTORATION

One of Le Corbusier’s most prominent preoccupations was with the idea of an urban utopia—a prefabricated, gridded empire rising from the ashes of post-war razed European cities. In his seminal 1933 book La Ville Radieuse (The Radiant City), based on an unrealized project from 1930, he spoke of the virtues of geometric layouts, which allow repetition and the creation of a standard type—“the perfect form”, he once said. Ideas like these became part of his modern aesthetic—the rigid

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