Designed by Le Corbusier, the Chapel of Notre-Dame du Haut draws thousands of visitors and religious pilgrims every year. The project focuses on bringing the site back to a more contemplative and spiritual dimension with the settlement of a community
Richard Ingersoll. Con la inauguración de la actuación de Piano en Ronchamp sigue la polémica entre los enemigos y los defensores del proyecto. Los primeros critican su impacto; los segundos alaban su capacidad de enriquecer el singular enclave.
At the end of the fifties, the friendship between Le Corbusier and an important Dominican whose name rhymed with his own, Father Le Couturier, earned him the commission to build two religious projects bound to become exponents of contemporary archite
Le Corbusier decried “les yeux qui ne voient pas”– unadventurous eyes incapable of seeing the new. He would frequently flip over one of his paintings in order to see it afresh; he proposed to those reading the Ronchamp volume of Les Carnets de la rec
Expelled through the door, the sacred now Ereturns through the window. A small convent in Ronchamp and a large museum in Jerusalem illus-trate two opposed ways of resolving the conflict between the sacred and the profane in the contem-porary world. I