Le Corbusier Plans

The DVD Collection

Le Corbusier Plans

In a world first, nearly 38,000 plans, diagrams, and drawings of the master architect Le Corbusier has been gathered together in a 16-volume high-definition color digital archive collection, with the addition of photographs and introductions by world-famous researchers and architects, included in the beautifully bound, hard-covered reference volumes.  

Le Corbusier Plans was developed in partnership with Fondation Le Corbusier of France, encompassing 325 projects painstakingly collected and catalogued by the foundation. Echelle-1 spent seven laborious years to digitize this superb collection of Le Corbusier’s lifetime of architectural works.

High-resolution diagrams of the original plans, numerous photos of the built projects, detailed database of the plan contents, commentaries by renowned architects and individuals, and the possibility to print all of the documents – this is what you will find in this series of beautifully crafted hard-covered books and DVD-ROM boxed sets. An outstanding, precise tool of study intended for architects, researchers, libraries, schools, and enthusiasts. Completed and offered as a full set of 16 volumes for the first time in 2010.

Le Corbusier Plans can be purchased as a complete set of 16 volume, 4 Collection series, or, each Collection, with 4 volumes each, can be purchased separately.
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The Windows and Mac OS X compatible* software included with the DVD-ROMs offer the following features:


The projects contained in each of the Collections are presented chronologically. Clicking on the project names will begin the content navigation.


A series of period photos allows one to appreciate each built project in its original context at the time of construction. Clicking on the arrows allow movements from one image to the next.
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Each of the 350 projects by Le Corbusier has a presentation text associated with them. 200 of them are written by world-famous authors and architects.


At a glance, one has access to a brief description of the contents of each of the plans of the selected project. The index presents 20 descriptions per page.

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Color thumbnail images present the plans in miniature. With a single click, one can access the desired image directly and enter into the detailed menu with expanded information and functionality. Clicking on the arrows allow movements from one page to the next.


It is also possible to move through a project by displaying the plans one after another in full page using the navigation window. Clicking on the arrows allow progress through the project. Clicking on “DETAIL” will superimpose a list of available information on the plan.  
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Clicking on “ZOOM” will open a new window in the CXI Viewer application. This allows one to display several plans simultaneously in large screen format at the highest resolution available.

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CXI Viewer

The CXI Viewer application allows plans to be displayed at a very high resolution, making the smallest details apparent and accessible. All of the annotation, additions, and corrections appear clearly on-screen. Many tools, such as rotation and sharpness adjustment, allows one to optimize content navigation and analysis. One may open several windows simultaneously to compare the plans to one another.


All drawings are printable in A4 sheet size for research usages. (The print quality will be adjusted to the paper size and will be watermarked)

* Supported Operating Systems and RAM Requirements
(Japanese, English or French OS localization versions only):
Microsoft® Windows® 7 64-bit (SP1 or above); All Editions; 2GB of RAM
Microsoft® Windows® 7 32-bit (SP1 or above); All Editions; 1GB of RAM
Microsoft® Windows® Vista 32-bit (SP2 or above); All Editions; 1GB of RAM
Microsoft® Windows® XP 32-bit (SP3 or above); All Editions; 512MB of RAM
Mac® OS X® 10.9 “Mavericks” (version 10.9.5); 1GB of RAM
Mac® OS X® 10.8 “Mountain Lion” (version 10.8.5); 1GB of RAM
Mac® OS X® 10.7 “Lion” (version 10.7.5); 1GB of RAM
Mac® OS X® 10.6 “Snow Leopard” (version 10.6.8); 1GB of RAM
Mac® OS X® 10.5 “Leopard” (version 10.5.8); 512MB of RAM
Mac® OS X® 10.4 “Tiger” (version 10.4.11); 256MB of RAM

Common System Requirements:
CPU – no specific requirement
HDD – no specific requirement
Optical Drive – DVD-ROM drive (12x read-speed recommended)
Display – XGA (1,024 x 768 pixels) and 65,536 colors
Other – Standard pointing input device