Defending Le Corbusier

Yesterday, The Real Estate called attention to Christopher Caldwell’s criticism of the architecture of Le Corbusier as being responsible for the Paris riots, in The Times magazine.

Today, Clay Risen responds to the blame-Le Corbusier-first crowd on the New Republic’s website.

He concludes his defense with the following:

“The idea that architecture alone can cause–and solve–social problems is a mistake. Even Le Corbusier knew that.”

-Michael Calderone

Defending Le Corbusier