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1he Modulor

le Corbusler
1rls Chrlsuna LlebelL
le Corbusler 8ackground
8orn Charles Ldouard !eannereL on 06 CcLober 1887, ln LaChaux-de-londs,
SwlLzerland
Auended Lhe Lcole des ArLs aL La Chaux-de-londs. Whlch he laLer LaughL aL.
Pe Lraveled exLenslvely Lhrough Lurope
ln 1917, he seuled ln arls and wroLe vers une ArchlLecLure (1owards a new
ArchlLecLure)
ln 1947, he bullL unlLe d'hablLauon
ln 1948, he publlshed 1he Modulor
ln 1933, he publlshed 1he Modulor 2
uled 27 AugusL 1963, Cap Marun, lrance
lnuences
vlLruvlus' vlLruvlan Man: shows how Lhe body ls proporuonal uslng Lhe geomeLry
of a clrcle and square.
llbonaccl Serles: 1, 1, 2, 3, 3, 8, 13, 21, 34. Lhe rauo beLween Lhe numbers as
Lhe serles conunue Lhey approach a llmlung value of 1.618 or
Colden Secuon: slde lengLhs are Lhe golden rauo: 1: , or 1:1.618.
lnlual lnsplrauon
Came from Lhe challenge of posluonlng Lhe human form wlLhln Lhree
lnLerconnecLed squares, 1he challenge came ln Lhe placemenL of Lhe Lhlrd square.
Le Corbusler solved Lhe problem by uslng Lhe relauonshlp of and Lhe
lnLroducuon of a rlghL angle
1he Modulor
Tle Moduloi is a geomeiiical
piopoiiioning giid based on ile luman
foim
"Le Coibusiei called ile Fibonacci
seiies aiising fiom ile ielaiionslip
based on ile unii ioS ile ied seiies,
and ilai seiies based on ile double
unii :i6 ile blue seiies. I diew a man of
a leigli of i.y m engaged ai foui
poinis: zeio, ioS, iy, :i6. Tlen ile ied
siiip on ile lefi, ile blue on ile iigli,
ile seiies of going iowaids zeio
below, and ilai piogiessing iowaids
infniiy above" Tle Moduloi, page :.
1he Modulor 1ools
1he Modulor Applled Lo Lhe Puman lorm
1he Modulor Applled Lo 8ulldlng
unlLe d'PablLauon: lans and Secuons
key (meLers)
A = .063
8 = .163
C = .20
u = .33
L = .43
l = .33
C = .70
P = .86
l = 1.13
! = 2.26
k = 2.98
L = 3.36
M = 4.19 = L+l
1he Modulor Applled Lo 8ulldlng
unlLe d'PablLauon: lacade
key (meLers)
A = .063
8 = .163
C = .20
u = .33
L = .43
l = .33
C = .70
P = .86
l = 1.13
! = 2.26
k = 2.98
L = 3.36
M = 4.19 = L+l
1he Modulor Applled Lo 8ulldlng
unlLe d'PablLauon: lnLerlors
key (meLers)
A = .063
8 = .163
C = .20
u = .33
L = .43
l = .33
C = .70
P = .86
l = 1.13
! = 2.26
k = 2.98
L = 3.36
M = 4.19 = L+l
1rlad Applled
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ll8MnLSS CCMMCul1?
Work ClLed
Le Coibusiei. Tle Moduloi: A Haimonious Measuie io ile Human Scale
Univeisally Applicable io Aicliieciuie and Meclanics. Cambiidge:
Haivaid Univeisiiy Piess, iq(
Osiwald, Miclael }. " Le Coibusiei (Clailes Edouaid }eanneiei) ile Moduloi
and Moduloi :."Nexus Neiwoil }ouinal. Volume , Numbei i. :ooi.
i(-i(S. SpiingeiLinl. :S Ociobei :ooq.
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Wesion. Plans, Seciions and Elevaiions: Key Buildings of ile Tweniieil
Ceniuiy. London: Lauience King Publisling, :oo(.