Friday, May 29, 2009

Corbu’s five points

Villa Savoye (1929) Poissy, France
Architect: Le Corbusier

- The pilotis, or ground-level supporting columns, elevate the building from the damp earth allowing the garden to flow beneath.
- A flat roof terrace reclaims the area of the building site for domestic purposes, including a garden area
- The free
plan, made possible by the elimination of load-bearing walls, consists of partitions placed where they are needed without regard for those on adjoining levels.
- Horizontal
windows provide even illumination and ventilation.
- The freely-designed
facade, unconstrained by load-bearing considerations, consists of a thin skin of wall and windows

1 comment:

  1. Amazing! This looks as if it were built yesterday...hard to believe that it's 1929