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modular design -- the result of Corbu's researches into mathematics, architecture (the golden section), and human proportion " pilotis " -- the house is raised on stilts to separate it from the earth, and to use the land efficiently. These also suggest a modernized classicism.

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  • modular design -- the result of Corbu's researches into mathematics, architecture (the golden section), and human proportion

  • "pilotis" -- the house is raised on stilts to separate it from the earth, and to use the land efficiently. These also suggest a modernized classicism.

  • no historical ornament

  • abstract sculptural design

  • pure color -- white on the outside, a color with associations of newness, purity, simplicity, and health (Le Corbusier earlier wrote a book entitled, When the Cathedrals were White), and planes of subtle color in the interior living areas

  • a very open interior plan

  • dynamic, non-traditional transitions between floors -- spiral staircases and ramps

  • built-in furniture

  • ribbon windows (echoing industrial architecture, but also providing openness and light)

  • roof garden, with both plantings and architectural (sculptural) shapes

  • integral garage (the curve of the ground floor of the house is based on the turning radius of the 1927 Citroen)


  • "pilotis" -- the house is raised on stilts to separate it from the earth, and to use the land efficiently. These also suggest a modernized classicism.

http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/fnart/Corbu.html



modular design -- the result of Corbu's researches into mathematics, architecture (the golden section), and human proportion

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villa_Savoye


pure color -- white on the outside, a color with associations of newness, purity, simplicity, and health (Le Corbusier earlier wrote a book entitled, When the Cathedrals were White), and planes of subtle color in the interior living areas

http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/fnart/Corbu.html


pure color -- white on the outside, a color with associations of newness, purity, simplicity, and health (Le Corbusier earlier wrote a book entitled, When the Cathedrals were White), and planes of subtle color in the interior living areas

http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/fnart/Corbu.html


pure color -- white on the outside, a color with associations of newness, purity, simplicity, and health (Le Corbusier earlier wrote a book entitled, When the Cathedrals were White), and planes of subtle color in the interior living areas

http://www.galinsky.com/buildings/savoye/index.htm


ribbon windows (echoing industrial architecture, but also providing openness and light)

http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/fnart/Corbu.html


integral garage(the curve of the ground floor of the house is based on the turning radius of the 1927 Citroen)

http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/fnart/Corbu.html


http://www.let.leidenuniv.nl/arthis/arch20/Catalog/Savoye/corba09.htmhttp://www.let.leidenuniv.nl/arthis/arch20/Catalog/Savoye/corba09.htm


http://www.francescoscianna.com/classic-cars-002.htmhttp://www.let.leidenuniv.nl/arthis/arch20/Catalog/Savoye/corba09.htm


1927 Citroenhttp://www.let.leidenuniv.nl/arthis/arch20/Catalog/Savoye/corba09.htm

http://www.mclellansautomotive.com/sales-lit/bymake/citroen/index.shtml


1927 Citroenhttp://www.let.leidenuniv.nl/arthis/arch20/Catalog/Savoye/corba09.htm

http://www.mclellansautomotive.com/sales-lit/bymake/citroen/index.shtml


dynamichttp://www.let.leidenuniv.nl/arthis/arch20/Catalog/Savoye/corba09.htm, non-traditional transitions between floors –

spiral staircases and ramps

http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/fnart/Corbu.html


dynamichttp://www.let.leidenuniv.nl/arthis/arch20/Catalog/Savoye/corba09.htm, non-traditional transitions between floors –

spiral staircases and ramps

http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/fnart/Corbu.html


dynamichttp://www.let.leidenuniv.nl/arthis/arch20/Catalog/Savoye/corba09.htm, non-traditional transitions between floors –

spiral staircases and ramps

http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/fnart/Corbu.html


roof gardenhttp://www.let.leidenuniv.nl/arthis/arch20/Catalog/Savoye/corba09.htm, with both plantings and architectural (sculptural) shapes

http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/fnart/Corbu.html


roof gardenhttp://www.let.leidenuniv.nl/arthis/arch20/Catalog/Savoye/corba09.htm, with both plantings and architectural (sculptural) shapes

http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/fnart/Corbu.html


roof gardenhttp://www.let.leidenuniv.nl/arthis/arch20/Catalog/Savoye/corba09.htm, with both plantings and architectural (sculptural) shapes

http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/fnart/Corbu.html


roof gardenhttp://www.let.leidenuniv.nl/arthis/arch20/Catalog/Savoye/corba09.htm, with both plantings and architectural (sculptural) shapes

http://www.galinsky.com/buildings/savoye/index.htm


http://www.galinsky.com/buildings/savoye/index.htmhttp://www.let.leidenuniv.nl/arthis/arch20/Catalog/Savoye/corba09.htm


Le Corbusier’s http://www.let.leidenuniv.nl/arthis/arch20/Catalog/Savoye/corba09.htm"The Five Points"

  • The pilotis, or ground-level supporting columns, elevate the building from the damp earth and allow the garden to flow beneath.

  • 2. A flat roof terrace reclaims the area of the building site for domestic purposes, including agarden area.

  • 3. 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.

  • 4. Horizontal windows provide even illumination and ventilation.

  • 5. The freely-designed facade, unconstrained by load-bearing considerations, consists of a thin skin of wall and windows.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villa_Savoye


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