The Modulor—Measure and Proportion
The search for ideal dimensions and a universally applicable system of proportions occupied Le Corbusier (1887–1965) throughout his life. The exhibition illustrates his in-depth research, showing models from nature such as snail shells and minerals but also references from art history ranging from Gothic to contemporary. The culmination of his quest was the development and application of the legendary Modulor system, which combines a human scale with the golden ratio. Le Corbusier perfected the programmatic Modulor figure and its geometric derivation in countless variations. Applying this series of measurements, he realized spectacular designs in typography, furniture, urban planning, and architecture—including his Zurich pavilion based on Modulor proportions.
Do you know Corbu yet? The famous architect, urban planner, draftsman and painter, sculptor, carpet and furniture designer, writer and collector Le Corbusier? His pavilion cannot be understood from one point of view. You can only get to know him in motion. So, take a course sheet and let's go!
An architectural tour of the Pavillon Le Corbusier for young people ages 9 and up (unaccompanied by facilitators).
Available at the hands-on table
Draw proportion models from nature, build the famous "Grand Comfort" armchair out of paper, develop color concepts or lay Modulor patterns: At the hands-on tables in the pavilion, everyone can try out and design for themselves at any time!
Open offer for self-design (without accompaniment of mediators)
Register for a group visit or book a private tour to gain in-depth insights.
Register a visit of your school class or learn more about the offering for students and trainees at the Pavillon Le Corbusier (in German).
Do you know Corbu? Find out more about the famous Swiss architect in the Pavillon Le Corbusier!