Villa Savoye--page 7 (of nine pages)
Views of the terrace

Le Corbusier

In the courtyard looking back to the first floor living room

The large glazed area of the living room creates an interpenetration of indoor/outdoor space just as the unglazed "windows" and roofless "walls" in the courtyard allude to interior spaces. The terrace is a kind of open-air living room.

The opposite end of the courtyard

The concrete table is attached to a column just as the smaller table was attached to the column in the vestibule on the ground floor.
Planters embedded in the floor make this a terrace garden.

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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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