Architect : Le Corbusier
Locality : Poissy
Country : France
Building style : Modern architecture (not specified)
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“Pierre Savoy was a wealthy insurance company director. He owned a piece of land at the top of a hill overlooking the Seine, where he wished to have a house built for entertaining friends and spending quiet weekends with his family…The project met with the clients’ approval, but putting it into practice soon proved to be quite another matter. Hardly had building been completed, in the summer of 1931, when it was discovered that the house—like many modern buildings of that time—was not watertight, the main culprit being the ramp…The house was not very comfortable and its owners soon abandoned it.”
Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoy, Monum, Éditions du patrimoine, 2005, pp. 6–7.
Ed. Katriina Puputti