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It was Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye (1929-1931) that most succinctly summed up his five points of architecture that he had elucidated in the journal L'Esprit Nouveau and his book Vers une architecture, which he had been developing throughout the 1920s. First, Le Corbusier lifted the bulk of the structure off the ground, supporting it by pilotis – reinforced concrete stilts. These pilotis, in providing the structural support for the house, allowed him to elucidate his next two points: a free façade, meaning non-supporting walls that could be designed as the architect wished, and an open floor plan, meaning that the floor space was free to be configured into rooms without concern for supporting walls. The second floor of the Villa Savoye includes long strips of ribbon windows that allow unencumbered views of the large surrounding yard, and which constitute the fourth point of his system. The fifth point was the Roof Garden to compensate the green area consumed by the building and replacing it on the roof. A ramp rising from the ground level to the third floor roof terrace, allows for an architectural promenade through the structure. The white tubular railing recalls the industrial "ocean-liner" aesthetic that Le Corbusier much admired. As if to put an exclamation point on Le Corbusier's homage to modern industry, the driveway around the ground floor, with its semicircular path, measures the exact turning radius of a 1929 Voisin automobile.
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wautersw (3647) 2007-05-21 3:06
a picture for an architecture magazine. Very good POV (you could have corrected the perspective a little), and great colors. It shows this villa as Le Corbusier would have liked it, with only the essential.
Only remark: I think some sharpening after resizing the picture for TE would have made it even better.
stefanocer (10642) 2007-05-21 6:02
Mi piacerebbe avere una casa così , magari meno squadrata ..
complimenti una bella foto , ottima dal pu nto di vista tecnico .
Silvio1953 (143106) 2007-05-21 14:25
Ciao Francesco, splendida architettura, ottima l'inquadratura che rende bene lo stile, lineare e nel contempo originale e, per l'epoca, innovativo, bravo, ciao Silvio
Clementi (52514) 2007-05-21 16:07
Ciao Francesco ,
ottima inquadrartura per una foto non facile, certo quando l'ha realizzata l'architetto chissa' all'epoca quante critiche ha ricevuto , stava gia un pezzo avanti
Gdouble (0) 2007-05-21 16:49
Hi Cecco, my friend,
This is a lovely shot, not easy to take because all that white, but you did it in a great way.
Lovely building. It remembers me the film "mon oncle" made by Jacques Tati. Do you know it ?
grigand (20013) 2007-05-21 16:53
Ottima foto di questa vecchia ma ancora "moderna" costruzione.
dougie (2966) 2007-05-22 3:41
An interesting building, nicely captured, but your description brings it alive. Excellent! Thanks.
monstruo (316) 2007-05-22 7:04
PERFECTO ENCUADRE DE LA FOOGRAFIA Y MUY BUENOS COLORES Y ENFOQUE PARA QUE DIGAN QUE LA D70S NO VAN BIEN
A GRACIAS POR TU CRITICA DE MARI SE POSA
HASTA LA PROXIMA ARIVERCHI
vinicio (23423) 2007-05-22 8:09
La nota è interessante Francesco, questo edificio ha e contiene molti e interessanti dettagli, bravo ad averlo scovato e bravo per la bella foto, peccato di non poter vedere anche gli interni, ma ci accontentiamo..., complimenti.
Cricri (119457) 2007-05-22 14:11
une présentation qui pourrait etre une publicité " villa moderne" bien cadrer par le bleu du ciel et le vert sous une belle lumiére, compliment
good evening for you
lestans (17168) 2007-05-23 12:04
Oh che bella foto della ville Savoy!!
E come è ben tenuta adesso. Non oso dire in che anno io la ho visitata, comunque allora era quasi in rovina.
Io preferirei abitare in una villa di Wright, ma ... non disdegnerei nemmeno questa!!
temmel (2496) 2007-05-26 13:27
nice photo from this well-known building!
Nice shot with great colors!
P-S-I-G (25536) 2007-06-20 1:15
Very good exposure in spite of the strong light on the white walls. Good POV chosen.
scroller (3445) 2008-08-26 10:21
A great architecture you diplay here. I like the straight line and the minimalistic approach!
- Copyright: Francesco Mastrella (CeccoPhoto) (2717)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-08-31
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 18-70mm DX, 67mm Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Paris - France
- Date Submitted: 2007-05-21 2:54