"The role of the body in architectural design (Cranz, Lepori, Franck) is dramatically llustrated in this case study of Corbusier. He undertook a special kind of listening therapy developed and executed by Dr. Alfred Tomatis of Paris. Before his "sonic opening" Corbusier's work was characteristically narrow, constrained, tight, orthogonal,. After his ear opened he designed Ronchamp, characterized as organic, open, asymmetric, flowing and dynamic. The Tomatis method is described in order to explain how this therapeutic intervention might have affected Corbusier's design process. Interviews with Dr. Tomatis describe his direct experience in treating Corbusier."