Le Corbusier. The Chapel at Ronchamp by Daniele Pauly

By Daniele Pauly

The pilgrimage church Notre-Dame-du-Haut in Ronchamp (1950–54), an icon of recent structure, represents one of many crucial constructions of Le Corbusier’s past due interval. positioned on a excessive plateau within the Vosges above Belfort, this construction is an unsurpassed paintings of artwhich alsofits uniquely into its actual atmosphere. The shell-shaped roof, the rounded partitions, the towers of stone masonry, and the facade with its rhythmic openings of coloured glass are the fundamental parts of this sculptural building. the size and proportions of the chapel at Ronchamp are designed at the foundation of the Modulor that Le Corbusier constructed, which money owed for its designated spatial impact. like every the publications during this sequence, this e-book is fundamental either for a consultant viewers and for travelers attracted to structure and glossy artwork.

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Thus the plan, conceived as “a response to the site” is of irregu­lar, asymmetrical shape, defying all laws of geometry. What form then could the roof adopt within such a plan? The architect 59 had the idea of using the famous crab’s shell that he had referred to when describing the sources of inspiration for the scheme: he had picked up this shell on Long Island beach during a stay in New York and had added it to his objets à réaction poétique – a formal repertoire that he drew on from the end of the twenties for his design and pictorial research.

Designed to receive crowds of gatherers on pilgrimage days and to host open-air celebrations of Mass, the sanctuary opens onto a natural esplanade whose limits are defined at one end as the 33 or­thogonal volumes of the pilgrims’ shelter, and at the other as a pyramid of stones forming a memorial monument to the dead. The floor of the outdoor chapel is made up of paving stones that follow the curve of the roof canopy. This hood overhangs and protects the liturgical elements (altar, bench for officiating priests, pulpit, and choir gallery).

In the elevation, drawn on the same page of the sketchbook, the volume of the edifice likewise closely resembles its definitive version: this is illustrated in the massing of both the main southwest tower and the south wall, with the south-eastern backbone to which the full sails of the roof cling. The whole scheme is thus contained within a few sketched lines. 57 Interior elevation, seen from the choir in the east (First phase of the project. ) 58 An Organic Plan As Le Corbusier stated, the plan for the chapel was the product of a graphic transcription of the first impression, of the initial idea that came to the architect as he entered into his first “dialogue” with the landscape.

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