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Villa Savoye

322 Reviews

Villa Savoye

322 Reviews
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Ty J wrote a review Aug 2019
Santa Rosa, California34 contributions27 helpful votes
Transit to Poissy is not possible as RER line A is closed so check to make sure it is back in business before paying for this.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Kaiaingelill wrote a review Aug 2019
Trondheim, Norway9 contributions18 helpful votes
Though I might be biased as an architect student, I recommend everyone with an interest for the modern period to visit le Corbusiers most famous building. Though it is both overrated and underrated at the same time it is worth a visit either way as it is amazingly interesting. The guiding was nice, but any architect (should) know enough about the building to make the visit without one. Its also great to make a day-long escape from Paris to this charming suburban area.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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William H wrote a review Sep 2018
Chambly, France31 contributions2 helpful votes
The site is an open space surrounded by mature trees with the Villa in the center. You approach down a path through the trees facing the Villa which for me was an perfect introduction to the house (as Le Corbusier refers to it) and you do get the floating effect created by the raised first floor. The ground floor is for vehicular access and is shaped by the turning radius of a car. A ramp in the center of the house organizes the living spaces around it on the first and second floor. In drawings and photos the house appears very large but actually has a pleasant human scale. Light comes from everywhere accenting the "open" plan. Built in 1928 as a "weekend house" for the Savoye family it stands as an example of Le Corbusier's principals of "modern architecture": the "Five Points of a New Architecture" (Google it!). You don't have to be an architect/student to enjoy this visit and you may learn something!
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Date of experience: September 2018
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l_lkshya wrote a review Aug 2018
London2 contributions1 helpful vote
It`s a must see place for everyone who is visiting Paris, just an hour away from the city and also has free entry for architecture students.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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IlyaNJ wrote a review Jul 2018
Marlboro, New Jersey703 contributions243 helpful votes
Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye in Poissy is not going to appeal to everyone. It is not at all furnished - empty spaces dull the impression of the innovative approach to architecture and design. But nonetheless an interesting architectural landmark, worth exploring by enthusiasts.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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