Villa Savoye--page 6 (of nine pages)
First floor: Views of the living room and kitchen

Le Corbusier

The plan suggests a separation between rooms which function in the day and those used at night, for the living room, kitchen and pantry are along the northwest facade while bedrooms are placed on the northeast and southeast sides. Period photographs reveal that the Purist aesthetic was evident in the amount of furniture. Le Corbusier designed a great many built-in cabinets and shelves for storage but the paucity of furniture suggests that light and space are the dominant characteristics of Purist interior settings--not the arrangement or decorative aspects of furniture.

The living room


The first floor open courtyard adjacent to the living room

The glass wall of the living room makes the distinction between inside and outside less obvious.

Great views from the kitchen and pantry


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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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