The Vila Sovoye Descriptive Essay by Jay Writtings LLC

The Vila Sovoye
A review of the architectural design of the Vila Sovoye in France.
# 117399 | 1,787 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Nov 30, 2009 in Architecture (European)

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This paper first relates that the Vila Sovoye located in Poissy, right outside of Paris, is considered the most important and articulate work of Swiss Architect Le Corbusier and that it is one of the most recognizable architectural presentations of the international style. The paper then goes on to describe and evaluate the Villa Savoye based on its relationship to the surrounding grounds, its structural design and support, the choice of building material, as well as the general organization of the entire design.

From the Paper:

"The structural element within the building is demonstrated through the use of pilotis, or ground level supporting columns to raise the building and create space between the earth and the actual building. Villa Savoye is actually made with a garden that flows underneath the structure. The purpose of this structural design is to elevate the building and take away any natural restrictions on space and structural integrity that most buildings are limited to because of the structural framework. This style, which is distinctive of the modern approach to architecture, is reflected through the changing necessitated by the overarching walls and the unique design of the villa that would not be possible if it were supported through its walls rather than the pillars. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Blake, Peter. The Master Builders: Le Corbusier, Mies Van Der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright. W. W. Norton & Company: Boston, 1996.
  • Cuito, Aurora. Le Corbusier. Paris: TeNeues, 2003.
  • Weaving, Andrew. Living Modern: Bringing Modernism Home. Chronicle Books: New York, 2001.
  • "VILLA SAVOYE." INT3D SYSTEM. 17 July 2005. 17 Apr. 2006 <>.

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