What “Home” Means

Le Corbusier was one of the pioneers of Modern architecture at the beginning of the last century, famous for his open plans and clean, geometric designs.  One of his best-known quotes is “a house is a machine for living”.

I heard this quote many, many times while I was studying architecture.  I appreciate that the massive changes that he contributed to the design world at the time were very cerebral and technical. However, they have provided the foundation for the modern and contemporary aesthetics that we are still loving and actively engaging with today.

I recently found another quote by Le Corbusier that I feel is much more fulfilling:  “the home should be the treasure chest of living”. Now you’re talking!


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