FIVE PRINCIPLES OF LE CORBESIER and how they applied to Villa Savoye

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INTRODUCTION: Swiss-French writer, painter and mostly self-taught architect Le Corbusier was one of the pioneers of what is now called Modern architecture or the International style. He is best known for his architectural projects and theoretical thought. (Liukkonen, P. 2008. Creative Commons Nimeä-Epäkaupallinen-Ei muutettuja teoksia 1.0 Suomi.) Believing that architecture is a combination of simple forms and utilitarian needs he created "a machine for living in".

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Analysing Villa SavoyeINTRODUCTION: Swiss-French writer, painter and mostly self-taught architect Le Corbusier was one of the pioneers of what is now called Modern architecture or the International style. He is best known for his architectural projects and theoretical thought. (Liukkonen, P. 2008. Creative Commons Nime-Epkaupallinen-Ei muutettuja teoksia 1.0 Suomi.) Believing that architecture is a combination of simple forms and utilitarian needs he created "a machine for living in". (MATTHEW, K. 1994. GREAT BUILDINGS COLLECTION. Artifice, Inc.) Figure 1: Le Corbusier(JSVisuals. 2010. Mtanga. JSVisuals.)Figure 1: Le Corbusier(JSVisuals. 2010. Mtanga. JSVisuals.)In one of his books Le Corbusier wrote "Working by calculation, engineers employ geometrical forms, satisfying our eyes by their geometry and our understanding by their mathematics; their work is on the direct line of good art." (LE CORBUSIER, 1946:8)In the following essay I will discuss Le Corbusiers five principles and how they are applied to the Villa Savoye, how these reflect cubism and how space time relationships, three dimensional qualities and circulation is influenced and incorporated into the Vi

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