The pyramid and the wall: Notes to an unknown project of Le Corbusier in Venezuela

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In 1951, Le Corbusier designed a funerary chapel in Caracas to honour the memory of Colonel Carlos Delgado-Chalbaud, the recently assassinated president of the Venezuelan military junta. This enigmatic project – unknown until now – provides an interesting insight into Le Corbusier's use of architectural references and their layers of symbolic meaning. Most documents have mysteriously disappeared, but the few remaining have allowed the project to be reconstructed rather accurately.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)255-270
Number of pages16
Journalarq: architectural research quarterly
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2001


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts

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