Le Corbusier Season 

 Events at the RIBA

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Le Corbusier’s Cabanon 1952/2006
The Interior 1:1

5 March–28 April, free

A 1:1 replica of the interior of Le Corbusier’s ‘Cabanon’, the holiday house he built for himself and his wife on the Cote d’Azur, is re-constructed in the UK for the first time. An exhibition of Cassina, Milan, in collaboration with the RIBA Trust.

Le Corbusier – il Maestro

5 March–28 April, free

A unique display of some of Le Corbusier’s most famous items of furniture, drawn from the Cassina I Maestri Collection. Curated by Piero Lissoni.

Chandigarh Catalogue: Furniture Conversations

5 March–28 April, free

A display of photographs, featuring furniture designed by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret for the city of Chandigarh, India.


Join eminent international architects and historians, to celebrate the extraordinary architectural legacy of Le Corbusier and learn more about contemporary architectural practice.

All talks cost £8/£5 concessions. Advance booking essential, visit www.architecture.com/programmes, call 020 7307 3699 or purchase in person from the RIBA Bookshop at 66 Portland Place.

Talks sponsored by Ryder Architecture and supported by Presence Switzerland and Swiss Cultural Fund in Britain.

E. 1027: A House of Ill Repute

Wednesday 11 March, 18.30

Beatriz Colomina, Professor of Architecture and Founding Director of the Program in Media and Modernity at Princeton University, explores Le Corbusier’s complex relationship with the architect and designer Eileen Gray.

In Conversation with Mario Bellini

Tuesday 17 March, 18.30

Mario Bellini, the celebrated architect and designer, talks about the inspiration for his work, often noted for its sculptural nature and tactility. 

Equipping the Cabanon: Its Interior and Furniture

Monday 23 March, 18.30

Arthur Rüegg, co-curator of Le Corbusier – The Art of Architecture, discusses the background to the Cabanon's extraordinary interior – from its box-shaped furniture to its murals and fittings. 

Valerio Olgiati

Tuesday 24 March, 18.30

Eminent Swiss architect, Valerio Olgiati discusses his work, including the Yellow House in Flims, the new university in Lucern and the museum for the Swiss National Park in Zernez Switzerland.

Dreaming of Buildings to Come True

Tuesday 31 March, 18.30

Internationally acclaimed Swiss architect, Peter Zumthor talks about his buildings, which explore the tactile and sensory qualities of materials. 

Free Gallery Talks

Corb and Intimate Space

Tuesday 7 April, 18.30 

The Cabanon: Holiday House, Retreat or Primitive Hut?

Tuesday 28 April, 18.30

Other activities

On the Menu: Le Corbusier Library Workshops

At the Victoria and Albert Museum

The Olympic Stadium Project – Le Corbusier and Baghdad

Exhibition, V&A+RIBA Architecture Gallery

Until 29 March

Building the Unbuilt: Le Corbusier and the Olympic Stadium Project

Talk, Thursday 29 January, 13.00–14.00

Curator Talk by Peter Carl

Talk, Wednesday 4 February, 13.15-14.00

Introducing Le Corbusier

Study day, Saturday 14 March, 14.00–17.30