SAF Lecture Series
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Le Corbusier and Green Architecture
Presentation by Jean Renoux, interior designer, lecturer and tour guide
One of the most influential architects of the 20th century, Le Corbusier (Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, 1887-1965), was a proponent of sustainable concepts utilizing green roofs, local weather patterns, cross ventilation principles, sound insulation, and vibration suppression.
He promoted the economy of means and materials without compromising the efficiency or
security of a building. Just like Paul Rudolph and his fellow "Sarasota School" architects,
the work of Le Corbusier reflected an understanding of the human form with proportionate
and sustainable building design – important lessons in today's built environment. Photo
above: Notre-Dame-du-Haut (1950-1955, Le Courbusier), Ronchamp, France.
2 HSW LU and 2 HSW CEU credits for Architects and Interior Designers, accepted by AIA, State Boards of Architecture, ASID and IIDA.
For over thirty years, Jean Renoux has led tours, exploring the architecture, décor, furniture,
art, music, history, food and culture of France, Italy, England, the Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Malta, Romania, Croatia, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Mali, Morocco and Tunisia. www.theexperimentaltraveler.com
A meet-and-greet wine reception will follow the presentation.
1741 Main Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
5:00 - 5:30 Check-in
5:30 - 7:00 Lecture
7:00 - 8:00 Reception
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