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Le Corbusier: The Patron Saint of Skateboarders

PAS House, by Francois Perrin and Gil Lebon Delapointe. Image courtesy of Skateboarder Magazine.
PAS House, by Francois Perrin and Gil Lebon Delapointe. Image courtesy of Skateboarder Magazine.

We here at ArchDaily are big fans of Roman Mars' radio program 99% Invisible, and just had to share the latest show: "In and Out of Love." In it, Mars explores the changing face of Philadelphia's JFK Plaza (more commonly known as LOVE Park), why its Modernist characteristics made it perfect for skateboarding (although city officials certainly didn't feel that way), and why Le Corbusier truly is the patron saint of skateboarders.

And, if you like this, check out Why Skateboarding Matters to Architecture, and follow the jump for some very cool, very innovative skate-friendly homes, stores, and parks...

Read more about this episode at 99% Invisible.

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Bastard Store, by studiometrico, in Milan

Courtesy of studiometrico
Courtesy of studiometrico

Kap 686 Skate Park, by Metrobox Architekten, in Cologne, Germany

Courtesy of Metrobox Architekten
Courtesy of Metrobox Architekten

PAS House, by Francois Perrin and Gil Lebon Delapointe, in California

The Ramp House, by Archivirus, in Athens

Courtesy of Archivirus
Courtesy of Archivirus

Skate Park House, by LEVEL Architects, in Tokyo

© Kojima Junji
© Kojima Junji

Skate Villa, by Philipp Schuster, in Salzburg, Austria

Cite:Vanessa Quirk. "Le Corbusier: The Patron Saint of Skateboarders" 01 Feb 2013. ArchDaily. Accesed . <http://www.archdaily.com/326561/le-corbusier-the-patron-saint-of-skateboarders/>