Villa Savoye

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Title

Villa Savoye

Agent

Le Corbusier (Swiss architect, 1887-1965)
Pierre Jeanneret (Swiss architect, 1896-1967)

Location

Poissy, Île-de-France, France
50.952777

Date

1929-1931 (creation)
20th century

Style Period

International Style (modern European architecture style)
Modern
Modernist

Cultural Context

French

Worktype

private residences

Material

steel
glass
concrete

Technique

construction (assembling)

Subject

Architecture and City Planning
architectural exteriors
architectural interiors

Description

View of bathroom and built-in bath
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

Rights

© Javier Gomez

ID

GOMEZAT1213

Source

Javier Gomez

State Edition

35 mm slides

Citation

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/16111.

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