Thursday, March 20, 2014


Commies come in all shapes in sizes.  Swiss-born architect Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris (who later changed his name to "Le Corbusier") designed many beautiful building.  He's also closely associated with "Syndicalism", a form of corporatist economic policy, aligned with both anarchism and communism.

You may also know his manifesto: "5 Points of Architecture".

A special thank you to a very special reader, Andrew, for this beautiful new edition to my library.

Villa Savoye

Legislative Assembly Hall, Chandigarh, India


  1. I love the Chapel de Notre Dame du Haut, which reminds me of a mushroom and is quite striking on the inside, if you follow the links. Much more impressive to me than the Carpenter Center at Harvard ever was.

  2. I've been to the Villa Savoye; that's an extremely flattering photo of it. IRL, it feels like it's been beaten up in a fight, sort of dirty and a bit sad since the house is empty. The quirky part is that is in the middle of an average neighborhood and across the street from a high school. I suspect the kids at the high school hang out there and smoke. (It's a museum of sorts, but it's easy to sneak around the outside.)