Opened to the public the Gardener's House of Villa Savoye

Opened to the public the Gardener's House of Villa Savoye
[Poissy] France
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
Exterior. Gardener's House of Villa Savoye. Photography © Emanuelle Metz, courtesy of CMN. Click above to see larger image.
Villa Savoye Gardener's House has opened to the public after the completion of a restoration that has recovered its original polychromy. This small house of 36,9 sqm is the only example of minimal housing built by Le Corbusier before World War II.

On September 19th the Gardener's House of Villa Savoye opened to the public after completion of a rehabilitation. The building is located at the entrance of the estate, in the French town of Poissy. The re-opening coincides with the European Heritage Days in the year of the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Le Corbusier (1965). Usually overlooked in favor of the manor house, the Gardener's House is a valuable architecture example of the iconic architect: his only minimum housing building previous to World War II (1931).

This minimum detached house is only 36,9 sqm big, of which 9,50 sqm are occupied with a boiler and storage room. The archetype of minimum housing that the Swiss architect proposes follows the same more


Charles Édouard Jeanneret-Gris was born in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland in 1887. He is best known as Le Corbusier, one of the most important architects of the XX Century that together with Walter Gropius, Ludwig Mies van der Rore and Frank Lloyd Wright rise up as the fathers of the Modern Architecture. In his long career he worked in France, more