Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris, better known as Le Corbusier, born in Switzerland in the late nineteenth century, after having conducted a decoration studies focused on the architecture becoming one of the most important names and revolutionaries of the twentieth century, the father of urbanism modern and pioneer in the use of reinforced concrete.
Great traveler was deeply influenced by Gothic and Italian architecture Viennese, his training will be very varied and never will specialize in a school of architecture, while important will be its relationship with Auguste Perret. THE
Interesting is its policy approach to architecture and urban planning that become instruments for the reception in the cities of the great masses of workers in each category, in this revolutionary sense was his book 'Towards Architecture' in which he argues that the renewal of architecture can replace the social revolution, in the same text develops three of the basic principles of the projects: the pilotis, weave-garden, ribbon windows, which then will join the facade and the free plan.
Many new engineering methods were introduced from Le Corb, developed through projects from simple and modular forms, according to the principles of functionalism.
He also designed a lot of furniture and lighting, essential in this case were his instructions, are in fact furnishings suitable to live properly spaces built for the modern man, stripped of ornament express their natural beauty.
In Modulor studying a scale of magnitudes based on the Golden Section applied to the human body, they are measures that will be used by all architects to design not only the buildings, but furniture, shelves positions, accesses, so that everything is perfectly in accord with the proportions of the human body, in some way from Le Corbisier which way the idea of industrial production with standardized objects and infinitely replicable.