The building called Villa Savoye is privatehome built in the 1928 for the Savoye family. It was designed by the Swiss-born architect Le Corbusier. The Villa rapidly has become one of the most influentialbuildings in the International style of architecture and cemented Le Corbusier’sreputation as one of the most architects of the 20th century.
It is located just outside Paris and istotally surrounded by nature. The landscape plays an important role in terms ofthe building`s proprieties. The Villa Savoye it`s a building with complexgeometry and undecorated white walls which exemplifies the International styleas well as Le Corbusier’s idea of purism.The entire exterior of the building followsthe shape of a box as seen from the drawing, which is raised using the well-knownpilotis also named as columns or stilts. The reason behind this aspect is thatthe main rooms of the building are located on the first floor allowing spacefor a roof with terrace which communicates with the surrounding landscape.
TheVilla Savoye is a key building which exemplified the International Style. It hada big influence on other architects’ buildings. It iseasy see the similarities in the buildings of the Bauhaus and De Stijl movements,features like rectangular façade, concrete slab roof and connected spaces canbe found in all styles but they are represented most strongly in Villa Savoye.The presence of white walls is another aspect of the modernism style,frequently found in many examples from that period.The purpose of the building is to explore the concept ofthe “inside outside “using the International Style characteristics such as longribbon windows or even entire window walls which connects the environment ofthe house with the landscape outside as can be seen clearly these details inthe left hand side drawing. The villa is quite big having 408assurface.The villa was constructed taking in considerthe system “Five points” which Le Corbusier had developed in orderto guide to his modernist architectural style.
The system needed pilotis tolift the building off the ground and allow air to circulate underneath; Functional roof serving as a garden and terrace to bring nature into an urban scenery; an open planthat allowed interior space to be spread freely upon the clients or architectswish; freely designed façade, this timenot affected by load; and ribbon glazed windows, providing illumination andinsuring that the environment is good ventilated.