Villa Savoye

Mannheimer Morgen

Planned by Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Griz (1887-1965), Le Corbusier, one of the fathers of architectural functionalism, the Villa Savoye is an emblem of modern housing. Built in 1929, it is located in Poissy, near Paris. Conceived as a machine à habiter, its design brings together the five points of the New Architecture dictated by Le Corbusier himself. Destroyed during the Second World War, it was declared a National Architectural Heritage site by the French government in 1963 and subsequently restored. It is currently a house-museum. It owes its name to the surname of its first owner, Pierre Savoye, a wealthy businessman. The house is part of Le Corbusier's architectural work, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2016 for its exceptional contribution to the Modern Movement. The German newspaper Mannheimer Morgen devoted the pages of its Grafik der Woche (Infographics of the Week), a regular section of its Saturday supplement, to this symbol of 20th century architecture.
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