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A Study on Le Corbusier's Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts : Focused on Experience of Architectural Promenade
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  • Journal title : Architectural research
  • Volume 14, Issue 2,  2012, pp.67-73
  • Publisher : Architectural Institute of Korea
  • DOI : 10.5659/AIKAR.2012.14.2.67
 Title & Authors
A Study on Le Corbusier's Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts : Focused on Experience of Architectural Promenade
Kim, Nam-Hoon;
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The purpose of this study is to reveal the meaning of ramp of Le Corbusier's Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts focused on experience of architectural promenade. The Carpenter Center was completed in 1964, only a year earlier than the death of Le Corbusier and also, this building is the only building actually constructed in North America. Despite these important facts, the meanings of the ideas of this building have not been paid attention as much as other buildings constructed at the same period, such as, Venice Hospital and Un Pavillion D'exposition in Zurich. In his book, 'Oeuvre Complete 1957-1965', Le Corbusier mentioned Carpenter Center as an architectural experiments of his ideas. The study of carpenter center will be an important architectural subject to clarify the meaning of his later works and ideas.
Le Corbusier;Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts;Space;Construction;
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