Many will know Le Corbusier only because of the chaise lounge, cubic sofas and other of his furniture classics that can cost up to 5 figures, but he was of course not just the father of modern architecture, but also an interior designer, urban planner, photographer, writer and an artist.
Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes, an exhibition that opened this June in art gallery CaixaForum-Madrid is a must for architecture and planning lovers.
The retrospective focuses on the different places, buildings and landscapes Le Corbusier visited and imagined throughout his life and career, and how he translated observation into artistic renderings and inspiration for his work. Paintings, sketches, photos, audio, films, models and five reconstructed interiors draw you into this universe.
Just ten minutes walking distance from the CaixaForum-Madrid art gallery, a postmodern industrial building that blends seamlessly in amongst Madrid’s old town, you find Hotel Urban. A boutique hotel just right in the middle of Spain’s capital Golden Triangle of Art formed by the Prado Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Fundación Reina Sofia.
With a swimming pool under the blue sky by day, an exclusive space under the moonlight by night, a spectacular outdoor terrace connected to the heart of the city and an avant-garde architecture, Hotel Urban is a winner for its location.
If after seeing Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes you are craving for more art, get the Urban’s Art & Stay package which gives free access for two people to over 50 museums and discounts for shows, leisure areas of the city, shops, top bars and restaurants of the capital.