I recently discovered that Le Corbusier travelled to the Algiers to present planning ideas for a new city in 1931. Despite his many rejections, Corb’s proposals exhibited a highly poetic and plastic side to his work contrasting his industrial work.
Was this side to Corbusier always in him? Was this side the same side that unleashed the ineffable spaces of the 1954 Notre Dame du Haut in Ronchamp, France?
Maybe the answer is that Le Corbusier was exceptional at adapting to the environmental, socio-political, and technological changes throughout his life.