Le Corbusier Library

The Le Corbusier Library is a unique institute aimed at educating and engaging the public with architecture and design. The library will highlight Le Corbusier’s diverse, iconic practice, as well as other modern art, design, and architectural projects and creatives. It will also foster a space for children to create and experiment, and for visitors of all ages to learn more about the past, present, and future of architecture and design.

Le Corbusier developed a logically structured system for colour design in 1931. This ‘purist palette’ consists of 43 shades across 14 series (each named in a unique numbering system). He chose the specific colours based on their interactions with light, and their affects on both architectural spaces and their inhabitants.

The museum's branding and wayfinding are based off of Le Corbusier's strict, rigorous grid system and emphasis on proportions and harmony. The signage for various programs and facilities are structured around a grid derived from the Fibonacci Sequence, and mimic the meticulous 90 and 45 degree angles of his designs. Circles were introduced as on homage to Le Corbusier's iconic glasses frames, and to allow for more flexibility in icon design.

I respectfully acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land on which I work, learn and live – the Gadigal people of the Eora nation – and pay my respects to Elders past and present.

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