Le Corbusier - A Dialogue with Ronchamp

Waseda University, Waseda Campus

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The architect Le Corbusier, the master of modernism, developed the plans for a masterpiece, the Chapelle Notre Dame du Haut and its associated structures, in the late years of his life. The Waseda University Research & Measurement Survey Group on Le Corbusier has been continuing to conduct surveys of the Chapelle Notre Dame du Haut and its associated structures since 2013. Waseda University research teams conducted the first measurement surveys of the Maison des Pèlerins and the Maison du Gardien since the buildings were completed, and last year, the university formed a research group to carry out measurement surveys of the main chapel building. This exhibition will present the drawings produced from these surveys together with precious cyanotypes actually used by Le Corbusier on site that have been preserved at the Chapelle Notre Dame du Haut. These items should offer one with a feel of the architect’s living breaths from the time of the project’s construction and of his dialogue with Ronchamp Hill. Jean-Franςois Mathey, an expert on matters about the site, will be invited from Ronchamp to take part in a symposium during the exhibition period.
Takamasa Yosizaka, who had been studying at Le Corbusier’s atelier around the time of the Chapelle Notre Dame du Haut project, taught at Waseda University’s architecture department after returning to Japan and went on to nurture many architects. Drawings that Yosizaka drafted at Le Corbusier’s atelier during his time in France will also be featured in this exhibition. They should provide clues for us to understand what Yosizaka had learned at the time when the Chapelle Notre Dame du Haut project was beginning to take shape.

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from June 29, 2016 to August 07, 2016
Closed on July 18th and August 7th.

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Le Corbusier

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