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7 / Domestic Life

Villa Savoye
Villa Savoye
Artist / Origin Le Corbusier (Charles-Édouard Jeanneret) (Swiss, 1887–1965)
Region: Europe
Date 1929–1931
Material Concrete and masonry
Location Poissy, France
Credit © 2009 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris/FLC/Courtesy of Anthony Scibilia/ Art Resource, NY

expert perspective

Alexandra Griffith WintonDesign Historian

Villa Savoye

» Le Corbusier (Charles-Édouard Jeanneret) (Swiss, 1887–1965)

expert perspective

The International Style architects tended to take a very alien view to nature. Le Corbusier tended to have his villas hovered over the ground and they tended to have very restricted views of the outside from within the house, actually framing one’s view in a very sort of strict manner.” 

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