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Illustrative Video of Villa Savoye Explains Le Corbusier’s 5 Points of Architecture

The Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier has intriguing facts that some of them may let you down and he has, undeniably, left his everlasting mark on the world of architecture with both his works and theories. His unique intellect has vastly influenced the architectural and urban scales while raising controversy that kept his ideas well alive in the minds of every growing architect up to this day. His saying “A house is a machine for living in,” is one that defines his mode of thought as a pioneer of modernism. One of Le Corbusier’s most famous works is Villa Savoye in Poissy, France. More than any of his other works, this villa showcases what are commonly known as Le Corbusier’s 5 Points of Architecture: Pilotis, free design of the ground plan, free design of the façade, the horizontal window, and the roof garden. Villa Savoye is considered one of the most iconic buildings of modern design and one of the UNESCO world heritage sites.

Now, to further understand these 5 points, check out this illustrative video by Andrea Stinga. Following a very brief introduction of the architect, the video reviews, in less than 3 minutes, Le Corbusier’s 5 points of architecture by illustrating them on an animated model of Villa Savoye.





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