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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Top 10 Private Indoor Riding Arenas
There is something especially beautiful and unique about your own private indoor riding arena. It’s a space to explore your passion of riding that you are able to tweak with a splash of your personal design taste, making it truly your own. Each private indoor is different according to the owner’s needs and choices.
See below the top 10 private indoor arenas that Central Steel Build has constructed.
This curved roof private arena has a gorgeous view of surrounding farmlands, with a horizon laced with mountains. a picturesque sight to look out on while riding inside.
An indoor arena with a beautiful symmetrical strip of garden lining its sides, giving it a more English traditional setting. Perfect for practicing dressage and show riding in.
This boutique open sided riding arena is enclosed by greenery, giving a woodland kind of atmosphere to the rider.
This indoor arena is accompanied by an impressive adjoined stables and tack room, making riding even more convenient in bad weather.
Nestled among the forest clad mountains resides this open sided private arena looking as pretty as a picture.
She looks like she is enjoying riding in her indoor arena, which is still open enough to embrace the outdoors and nature surrounding it.
This indoor dressage arena sports an impressive wooden clad kickrail system to not only ensure the safety of both rider and horse, but to also look good whilst doing this.
The curved roof lined with strips of skylights allows a generous amount of natural light filter through onto the arena’s floor. This design along with the open sides allows for a more outdoors riding experience than other indoor arenas.
The beautifully timber clad and decorated stable and tack rooms adjoined to the indoor arena gives this equestrian complex a classy air whilst practically serving it’s original purpose.