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Villa Savoye

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Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret
 
location Poissy
function private house
contributed by boeboe

The Villa Savoye, also called "Les Heures Claires" in Poissy, which was built by Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, better known as Le Corbusier, and Pierre Jeanneret between 1928 and 1931, is considered as one of his major works, and even as one of the masterpieces of 20th century architecture. The villa was designed for a rich insurer, Mr. Savoye, and was the result of several years of formal research which revolutionised the traditional codes of residential architecture. The building was constructed in the form of a white parallelepiped with a smooth exterior surface punctuated by a row of windows. It is supported by thin pillars and topped by a roof-terrace. The house sits in the middle of a field, a prime example of a new architectural vision.

 

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Napoli, Italy 28-Oct-11
Yes says:
I need more information!
10-Feb-10
2y says:
it is free for architecture students
24-Aug-09
the entrance fee is only €4.50 if your are under 25, but its €7.50 if you are over.
rotterdam, Netherlands 04-Jan-09
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Villa Savoye
Address
Rue de Villiers 82
France
http://villa-savoye.monuments-nationaux.fr/en
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Project is public!
Opening hours (subject to change!) Open: 1st March to 30th April: from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 2nd May to 31st August: from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 1st September to 31st October: from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 2nd November to 28th February: from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Closed: Mondays.
How to get there? On the Paris/Rouen main road; 33 km from Paris, 19 km north of Versailles. From Paris Porte de Saint-Cloud: A13, direction Rouen exit 7, Poissy by the D153. From Paris Porte Maillot: la Défense then A14 direction Rouen exit 6, Poissy by the D153, RER A: Poissy. Tél : (33) 01 39 65 01 06. Email laurent.michel@monuments-nationaux.fr for more visiting information, or see www.ville-poissy.fr and for group reservations or guided tours.
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Completion 1931
Main designer, ArchitectLe Corbusier
ArchitectPierre Jeanneret
Client Mr. Savoye
 
Project ID 1594
Latitude/Longitude 48°55'28N 02°01'42E
Contributed by boeboe
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