Villa Savoye--page 8 (of nine pages)
Views of the exterior ramp and roof

Le Corbusier

The second ramp, open to the sky

The progress from the terrace to the solarium is also by a ramp--an outdoor ramp now, with a concrete wall on the first of the two stages and a guard rail on the last stage, with tubular railings like those on ocean liners.

Left and center: The window in the windbreak

Directly opposite the end of the ramp, Le Corbusier has designed another unglazed window, again to frame the view.

The solarium

The solarium is closed in from the winds by high walls--both curved and straight.

Center and right: An alternate route of descent--the spiral staircase

Continue to page 9.

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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