Le Corbusier was a Swiss-French architect, designer, painter, urban planner, writer, and one of the leading pioneers of modern architecture. For up to five decades, he designed buildings across Europe, Japan, India, and North and South America.
An influential early work of Le Corbusier was the Esprit Nouveau Pavilion, built in 1925 for the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts in Paris.
Much of Le Corbusier’s career was also dedicated to providing better living conditions within crowded cities. He was influential in urban planning, and was a founding member of the Congrès International d'Architecture Moderne (CIAM). He did the master plan for Chandigarh, a city in India.
In 2016,seventeen projects by Le Corbusier in seven countries were inscribed in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.