Le Corbusier buildings named world heritage sites

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Seventeen buildings designed by Swiss-French architecture pioneer Le Corbusier have become UNESCO world heritage sites, the Swiss government said on Sunday, opening up the chance of more funding for conservation.

The structures include the Maison Guiette, in Antwerp, Belgium, the National Museum for Western Art in Tokyo, and other structures in France, Switzerland, Argentina, Germany and India, reports Reuters.

“The work of Le Corbusier is a central contribution to modern architecture,” the government said in its statement.

The properties “embody the exceptional architectural and constructive responses to the social challenges of the 20th century,” it added.

Le Corbusier – famed for calling a house a machine for living in – was born Charles-Edouard Jeanneret in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, in 1887. He adopted the alias Le Corbusier – from his maternal grandfather, Lecorbesier – in 1920.

He became a French citizen in 1930 and died in 1965. His image appears on the Swiss 10 franc note.

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Md. Rafiuzzaman Sifat, a CSE graduate turned into journalist, works at News Hour as a staff reporter. He has many years of experience in featured writing in different Bangladeshi newspapers. He is an active blogger, story writer and social network activist. He published a book named 'Se Amar Gopon' inEkushe boi mela Dhaka 2016. Sifat got a BSc. from Ahsanullah University of Science & Technology, Bangladesh. He also works as an Engineer at Bangla Trac Communications Ltd. As an avid traveler and a gourmet food aficionado, he is active in publishing restaurant reviews and cutting-edge articles about culinary culture.
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