Le Corbusier (Swiss architect, 1887-1965)
Pierre Jeanneret (Swiss architect, 1896-1967)
Poissy, Île-de-France, France
International Style (modern European architecture style)
Architecture and City Planning
View of ramp descending from roof to terrace level
Originally built as weekend country retreat, now totally surrounded by school and housing. "Unlike the confined urban locations of most of Le Corbusier's earlier houses, the openness of the Poissy site permitted a freestanding building and the full realization of his five-point program. Essentially the house comprises two contrasting, sharply defined, yet interpenetrating external aspects. The dominant element is the square single-storied box, a pure, sleek, geometric envelope lifted buoyantly above slender pilotis, its taut skin slit for narrow ribbon windows that run unbroken from corner to corner (but not over them, thus preserving the integrity of the sides of the square)." p 530
© Javier Gomez
35 mm slides
Corbusier, Le and Pierre Jeanneret, Villa Savoye, 1929-1931 (creation), Poissy, Île-de-France, France, TTU Arch Design Images. Image Source: Javier Gomez. https://archimage.lib.ttu.edu/items/show/16106.
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