In 1908 he worked in Paris in Auguste Perret´s architectural office.
1910 and 1911 he lived in Germany and here he came in touch with the ideas of leading designers: He met Wolf Dohrn, the well know director of the Dresden workshop, Hermann Muthesius and Peter Behrens, in whose office he worked for a short time.
From 1912 - 1914 he taught architecture at the School of Fine Arts La-Chauxde-fonds. Back in Paris, he developed together with the painter Amédèe Ozenfant post-cubist art direction of purism. 1923, Le Corbusier´s book -Verse une nouvelle Architecture-, in which he set out his ideas of modern buildings, was published.
For the Paris Exposition Internationale des Arts D´coratifs 1925 Le Corbusier designed the pavilion L´Esprit Nouveao, and at the Paris Autumn Salon of 1929 he exhibited his furniture designs. Then the Thonet Company took over production of his designs. Le Corbusier was a member of the Congrés Internationaux d´Architecture Moderne and was regarded as one of the leading architects of his time.