Drawing of a handle for ceremonial door of Mill Owner's Association Building, Ahmedabad, Le Corbusier(1954).
Norte-Dame, Cathedral of Amiens (1220-1269): wall system, vaulting and buttressing.
Light Revealed, or, How To Stage Light:
"Windows serve to admit light, 'a little, much, or not at all,' and to see outside. There are windows in sleeping cars which close hermetically or can be opened at will; there are the great windows of modern café which close hermetically or can be entirely opened by means of a handle which causes them to disappear below ground; there are the windows in dinning cars which have little louvers opening to admit air 'a little, much, or not at all,' there is modern plate glass which has replaced bottle glass and small panes; there are roll shutters which can be lowered gradually and will keep out the light at will according to the space of their slats." Le Corbusier, Toward a New Architecture (1923/1982).
"a window I made for lighting, not for ventilation." Le Corbusier (1930/1991)
Light FiguredNorte-Dame du Haut, Ronchamp, Le Corbusier (1950-54).
Le Corbusier's desk in penthouse, 24 Rue Nungesser et Coli (1934).
GlazingRietveld Schröder House, Gerrit Rietveld (1924-25).
Norte-Dame du Haut, Ronchamp, Le Corbusier (1950-54).
Le Corbusier, Le Poéme de l'angle droit, section D3, Fusion (1955/1989/1990).
Hinged - Neither Wall Nor Opening
Steven Holl, Storefront for Art and Architecture, NYC (1992).
Glenn Murcutt & Wendy Lewin, Arthur & Yvonne Boyd Centre (1996-99).