"A box suspended in the air in a field over an orchard,”
that is how Le Corbusier commented on his 1929 building. The house was designed for Pierre and Emilia Savoy. The villa is located on the northern outskirts of Poissy in France near the River Seine. It is a complete paradise for those who enjoy minimalist expression, high taste and pure elegance. If it is your “cup of tea”, we invite you for a short excursion through this luxurious architectural work. Come on in...
Nature versus strict architecture
Architect Le Corbusier did not enjoy any ornaments or decorativism. The impressiveness of his work was based on the unique connection of the building with the surrounding landscape, beautiful nature. Fascinating is the open roof with solarium, terrace and garden in one. The ground floor is dominated by a large amount of greenery thanks to the columns on which it stands. The atypical roof is built in a similar spirit. It will impress you with its unusual dynamic shape and considerable surface. The roof space is filled with garden boxes and skylights, which illuminate the living space.
Limousine as a creative impulse for construction
You ask why a limousine? Thanks to it, the family was able to quickly move from their Paris headquarters to a house in a green orchard. How did this affect the building itself? The car's aerodynamics are reflected in the rotating staircase in the middle of the house and in the entry ramp with a semicircular platform. The villa is dominated by a white façade that contrasts with the greenery of the surrounding garden. The color is as elegant as the limousine itself.
A solitary luxury building you must see
At first glance, the exterior of the building may seem simple and sterile. Inside the villa, however, there is a diverse and complex interior, which, even after years, remains timeless and modern. During the tour you would certainly like to stretch out on the sofa offered, take a refreshing bath, dream and return to the last century. For example, to 1931, when the building was approved. Now, after an expensive reconstruction, the villa is open to the public all year round. For 8 Euro per person you can see if the functionalist style of living suits you.