‘Once you make up your mind, you should not change it’ – Inspiring Story when Famous Architect Le Corbusier didn’t change his mind about Toilet Space


Le Corbusier was a famous Swiss-French architect, designer, painter, urban planner, writer, and one of the pioneers of what is now called modern architecture. There are many things to learn from this legend. Here we are sharing an incident which shows how confident and firm Le Corbusier was in his work and communication.

One need to be fully firm and confident about his/her decisions. Below incident from one of Project of famous Swiss-French Architect Le Corbusier shows that great people doesn’t change their mind so easily.

When the Millowners’ Building in Ahmedabad (India) was being planned, Le Corbusier had this large space but the toilets were small and the doors to them were only 70 cm. So a letter came from the millowners complaining about this.

Le Corbusier replied, saying, “Gentlemen, you will realize that a pregnant woman with two suitcases walks easily along the corridor of a railway wagon which is never wider than 70 cm, so I’m very sure that this door is not too small for you, fat though you are.”

Moral of the Story:

Be firm with what you do. Unless you are firm you wouldn’t be able to complete great tasks.

Always be ready with the facts. You need to convince your stakeholders.

When you know things clearly, it boosts your confidence.

You can always learn great lessons from famous people.

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