Villa Savoye--page 5 (of nine pages)
Views of the interior ramp

Le Corbusier

According to Le Corbusier, the ramp provides "a gradual ascent from the pilotis, creating totally different sensations than those felt when climbing stairs. A staircase separates one floor from another; a ramp links them together" (quoted in Sbriglio 83).

The ramp as central axis

Whereas the walls and floor are white, the ramp is covered in dark gray rubber.

Views of the exterior ramp leading to the roof terrace


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Works Cited and Consulted:
Guillemette Morel-Journel, Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye. Paris: Centre des monuments nationaux. Monum, Éditions du Patrimoine, 1998.
Jacques Sbriglio, Le Corbusier: La Villa Savoye. Paris: Fondation Le Corbusier, 1999.

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