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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How much to build a factory or warehouse?
How much does it cost to build a factory?
Although every job is unique, and factories range from the very small to the very large, we’ll outline some estimates and figures below.
The best way to find out is to request a quote. You’ll get a response within 1 working day with an exact figure.
Small to medium warehouses
Small to medium builds include small warehouses, extensions, washbays and workshops.
Cost range: $10,000 – $45,000
Medium buildings are often storage sheds, machinery sheds and smaller factories.
Cost Range: $45,000 – $80,000
Large warehouses & factories
Large projects include large warehouses, infrastructural buildings and factories. These are usually built by medium sized companies.
Cost range: $80,000 – $400,000
Will I need a building permit?
We are registered builders, so we can take care of all the paperwork and all of the building permits. You can leave that stuff entirely to us and focus on what you need from your building.
Where have you built before?
We’ve built all over Australia, and we’re able to travel to any state. We recently built a bull riding ring for the Stockman’s Hall Of Fame in Queensland, but we’re based in Kyneton, Victoria.
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Where can I see photos of your work?
The best and easiest way to see photos of our work is to download a brochure. We’ve put together a collection of our best projects there.