1. Notre Dame du Haut.
A bold, twisted interpretation of Church architecture, this building takes grandeur in an entirely unexpected directly.
Despite the unconventional appearance, there’s something very religious about the building’s solidity and the way it stretches towards the heavens.
2. The Palace of Assembly.
A legislative assembly, this building is Corbusier’s greatest example of his understanding of the inexplicably beautiful whole that can be created by combining disparate forms.
3. Mill Owners Association Building.
A surprisingly peaceful, integrative building, the MOA building incorporates itself into the foliage around it. The gentle rise to the building entrance encourages occupancy, and the slanted window frames soften the light inside.
4. Sainte Marie de la Tourette
A small priory that houses nuns and monks, the building is one of Corbusier’s boldest. Cutting into the soft French countryside, it looks as though an enormous spacecraft landed and took root.
This was Corbusier’s last building in Europe and is more like a fortress than anything resembling a place of worship.
Begun in 1971, this building wasn’t finished until 2006, six years after Le Corbusier’s death. It was originally designed as a church, but later became a high school and safety shelter.
The way the building balances different forms show a maturity in Corbusier’s sense of style. The interior of the building plays with specks of light against it minimal, bare walls.
6. Maison de la Culture
One of Corbusier’s often-overlooked masterpieces, the aggressive peak of the building hangs over the first set of windows.
An impressive, daunting façade that tilts towards the ground.
Cité Frugès, Pessac
A surprisingly humble contribution by Corbusier, this building is the perfect representation of his famous phrase ‘a building is a machine for living in.’
8. United Nations Headquarters, New York.
Building for the United Nations is no easy task, requiring a balance of poise, solidarity, rigidity and humanity. Corbusier went for a then-confronting mass of blue-tinted glass windows, almost unbroken.
The building is entirely ungiving, leaving it up to its human occupants to deliver the humanity.
9. Petite maison au bord du lac Léman
A house designed for Corbusier’s parents, it looks out onto Lake Geneva. The simplistic, minimalist house is all about respect for space. The interior has movable walls and fold-in furniture that allow you to reconstruct space as your go.
10. Usine Claude et Duval Factory
Corbusier was asked to design a clothing factory, after the factory’s owner discovered his writing on city planning.
The building is one of his most ugly and forgettable, completely functional. The building does, however, carry his signature matrix of deep window frames.
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Abandoned foal reunited with his comfort teddy bear
Breeze was abandoned by his mother hours after birth and was taken in by an animal sanctuary. They gave him a teddy bear in the hope that Breeze would find some comfort in its soft fur – they had no idea just how much he would bond with the teddy.
More than three years later and Breeze has grown up to be a healthy, happy horse. He was recently reunited with his old teddy for a photo calendar – and the two of them look just as happy as ever.
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3 Farming Methods That Are Revolutionizing The Industry
Farming is known as a traditional form of producing food for the wider population’s sustenance. However as the human race has grown and evolved, so has farming. Here are three modern farming techniques that are reshaping the agricultural industry.
Sundrop Farms, South Australia
Sundrop farms is located in the arid salt plains of South Australia. Here a huge solar tower stands over 24,000 mirrors which produces thermal energy to power 20 hectres of adjoining glasshouses to grow tomatoes. About 350 tonnes of tomatoes are reaped from these glasshouses every week. This method of farming is extremely clean and sustainable, relying solely on solar power. Also it makes use of ground considered unfit for traditional methods of farming. As CEO Philipp Saumweber comments, “if you can farm successfully here, you can farm almost anywhere in the world.”
Bowery Farms, New Jersey
This method of farming takes industrialized farming to another level. Here vertical farming is practiced showcasing increased automation, reduced emissions and all round reduced costs. FarmOS is a software used to efficiently move water around plants, adapting new data to adjust environmental conditions to the warehouse. Trays of crop are stacked vertically and produced all year round. With these techniques the Bowery Farm company claim to have the capacity to grow 100 times more per square foot than other industrial farms.
Areoponics describes a method of farming by which plants are grown while being suspended in mid air. The way this crazy idea works is plants are suspended in a reservoir or something that can support the plant, but minimal contact is made with this device and the plant, making the plant 100% grown in air. The dangling roots are sprayed with nutrient-rich solution to ensure healthy growth. Nearly any plant can be grown using an aeroponics system.