Le Corbusier, Villa Le Lac, Corseaux, Vevey, Switzerland, 1924
Le Corbusier, Corseaux, Vevey, Switzerland, 1924 (view in google maps)
Location and brief description:
This house was designed for Le Corbusier parents’ and is the first example of the modern architecture of Le Corbusier in Switzerland. Villa Le Lac can be seen today as a true example of modern architecture.
This house, near a lake, is a perfect example of the the elegant relation that could be done between the architecture and landscape.
Form and Materials:
White plaster parallelogram with one floor consisting of a living room, a bedroom, powder room, a small salon, a vestibule, a bathroom, a kitchen, and a closet for storing clothing and otther items.
Hollow concrete blocks that were used for the walls are good conductors of heat and cold, which was bad. For these and other technical reasons, a coating of galvanized panels was added to the facade. It was developed at the time as the corrugated aluminum sheets for commercial aviation, so the small house was made without premeditated intent, that day and following the idea of Le Corbusier, the house as a machine for living.
Reviewed by :
Rémi Farwati, Elena Giannitsopoulos, Nadir Bouchene, Adela Plasilova, March 2017