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Tuesday, April 26, 2022

A to Z Blogging Challenge - V


A to Z April (2022) Blogging Challenge


Hello, dear readers!

I’d like to thank you all in advance for stopping by, and I hope that at least a few on my list of remarkable buildings pique your interest as they did mine.

“Design is not a coincidence or a formula; it is a result of human reflection and vision in response to a specific challenge.” ~ Unknown



Villa Savoye - France

Commissioned by the Savoye (pronounced Savwa) family as a country retreat just outside of Paris, France, architects Le Corbusier and (his cousin) Pierre Jeanneret had free range to design this modernist villa.

The Villa Savoye is undoubtedly Le Corbusier’s most notable project from the 30s and had an enormous influence on international modernism. His use of Pilotis (stilts), interior and exterior ramps instead of stairs, garden roof and terrace, horizontal ribbon windows, and an open floor plan devoid of load-bearing walls were all part of the “Five Point” architectural aesthetic that led to the house being affectionately referred to as a “Box in the Air” by the architect himself.

Interestingly, the building was registered as an official French Historical Monument (1965) while Le Corbusier was still alive.

It might be fun to tour this place. Would you go? Have you been? What do you think of the design?


  1. Provides some great views, that's for sure.

    1. It sure does! A little too wide-open for a home, I think. But what a fabulous office building it would be.

  2. Howdy, dIEDRE ~

    What makes this one most notable, to me, is the fact it was designed and built in the 1930s(?)

    Dang! I mean, it doesn't look so revolutionary today, but in the 1930s this must have seemed very SciFi or Twilight Zone-ish!

    ~ D-FensDogG

    1. HiYa, Stephen!
      Right? And indeed, it drew a lot of attention back in its day. There are imitations across the globe.

  3. Reminds me of something one would have seen at Disneyland's Tomorrowland or some World's Fair in the 50's or 60's. Looks nice, but not so innovative in our time. Back when it was built I can see how it would have attracted attention.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

    1. I agree, a very futuristic design. The use of stilts really set it apart from others of his time.


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