LUCIEN HERVÉ: THE SUMMER OF MONSIEUR LE CORBUSIER – exhibition in Chania, 1st June – 28th June

Location:   K.A.M. – Centre of Mediterranean Architecture (Grand Arsenal, Venetian Harbour), Chania
Akti Tombazi 31
Tel. 2812 040201

Time:                1st June  – 28th June,  opening hours: 10.00 – 14.00,  19.00 – 22.00


Entrance :       free

Exhibition - L. Hervé: 'The summer of Monsieur Le Corbusier'
Exhibition – L. Hervé: ‘The summer of Monsieur Le Corbusier’

Le Corbusier was the pioneer of  modernism in architecture, the founder of  what became the so-called Bauhaus-Movement in architecture.

“Le Corbusier:  ‘For 40 years I’ve been looking for a photographer able to express architecture.’
He had finally found him in Hervé Lucien. The two men worked together for the next 16 years—some of Le Corbusier’s most fruitful—until the architect’s death in 1965. ”
See more at: http://blogs.getty.edu/iris/the-photographer-with-the-soul-of-an-architect-lucien-herve-le-corbusier/

In 1952 the architect Le Corbusier designed a  wooden one-room retreat on a beach of the Côte d’Azur, beside a simple fish restaurant.This ‘hut’ became known as the famous CABANON.
‘One room is all you need when the Mediterranean  is right outside your window – A look at LeCorbusier’s Cabanon
Source:  Wall Street Journal, http://www.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304066504576347420684708178

The reconstruction of the Cabanon was part of a teaching programme at the School of Architecture, National Technical University of Athens, sponsored by  the National Association of Timber, the Mourikis S.A. Company, the Alpha Timber Company and the Workshop-S Dionisis Sotovikis.


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