Villa Savoye et loge du jardinier, Poissy, France, 1928

The absolute icon of Modern Movement. Was immediately acknowledged as such.

Component of the serial property inscribed on the world heritage list, 2016


Site: a magnificent property shaped by a large pasture and orchard forming a dome-like rise encircled by a belt of fullgrown trees. The house was not to have a front. Situated at the top of the dome-like rise it had to open to all directions. The dwelling level with its hanging garden is positioned above the columns in such a way as to permit distant views to the horizon.

Between the columns, on the ground floor, are the vehicular circulation, domestic services and the garage. The entrance is in the middle, between the columns and a very slightly inclined ramp leads almost imperceptibly to the upper level.

The orientation of the sun is opposite to that of the view. The sun was therefore sought by the free disposition on the level of the hanging garden. Crowning the ensemble is the solarium with its curved forms resisting wind pressure and constituting a very rich architectural element. The main body of the house is limited by four similar walls, girded all around by a unique sliding window band, of the system patented by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret.

Extrait de Le Corbusier, Oeuvre complète, volume 2, 1929-1934
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