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  • adj. Of, pertaining to, of characteristic of the Swiss architect Le Corbusier


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  • It's a very distinctive 'Corbusian' building, carefully designed as well as very solid constructed and certainly not built on the cheap as it was the new landmark building back in the day.

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  • The builders built tall, statement-making buildings on small footprints, surrounded by as much green space as possible, giving the whole community a classic Corbusian feel of towers in parks surrounded by highways the Queens-Midtown tunnel roars open onto I-495.

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  • High-Rise, tracking the breakdown of social order in a Corbusian apartment block, is included alongside works from Rem Koolhaas, Mike Davis, Deleuze & Guattari and Guy Debord.

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  • Meier, with his pristine, white Corbusian forms, has been a very consistent architect, whether designing elegant modernist houses or such museums as the High in Atlanta and the Kunsthandwerk in Frankfurt, Germany.

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  • Which you can simply sow and cultivate to disintegrate a Corbusian public housing high-rise, perennially empty urban plazas, trillion dollar levees, any Wal-Mart, or any Peter Eisenman.

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  • He says current plans by Ms. Hadid, Mr. Koolhaas and Mr. Libeskind still reflect 20th-century distinctions between the home and the workplace -- a key aspect of the Corbusian model from the 1920s.

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  • In the decades following the war, some Corbusian high-rises rose above St. Paul's Cathedral, but they were scattered and didn't form a cohesive skyline. News

  • Partners, has been stretched in Seussian fashion to become a very tall skyscraper; on the horizon, meanwhile, appear dozens if not hundreds of Corbusian, tenement-like towers. - News

  • The debate that sparked this back and forth was under the umbrella of the Corbusian legacy and the ethics of architecture.

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  • It is the ultimate Corbusian city, rigid in format and old-fashioned in conception, based on the grids and set squares of super-planners, and on grand symbolic buildings rather than intimate streets.

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