Religious Architecture

Sainte Marie de La Tourette / Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier designed Sainte Marie de La Tourette Monastery in 1960 for a Dominican Order priory in a valley near Lyon, France. The Dominican Order convent sinks into the edge of a forest in a small valley and it is one of the greatest works of Modernism produced. Rough concrete stained by time gives an exterior unfamiliar to religious structures.

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