This is also a text of Le Corbusier in which he talks about the importance of the mass and the surface. He underlines that the pure geonetric shapes such as spheres, squares, cylinders and so forth are the most beautiful forms. He strongly defends the idea that architecture should be made of those forms. Geometric forms also satisfy our eyes that is also some kind of an art. He prefers simple forms rather than complex geometry which seems to me quite logical.
“Architrcture has nothing to do with the various styles.” This sentence means more than it is supposed to be. It shows the principles of arhitecture according to him. The base of the architecture comes from geometrical shapes it is not relevant with the trends.
“Mass and surface are the elements by which arcitecture manifests itself.”