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Weekend house by Corbu
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Architect Le Corbusier
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Location suburb of Paris, France   map
Date 1935   timeline
Building Type house
 Construction System stone masonry walls, reinforced concrete roof
Climate temperate
Context suburban
Style Modern
Notes Roof of repeating concrete vault.
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Discussion Weekend house by Corbu Commentary

"The principle imposed upon this small house situated behind a curtain of trees was that it be as little visible as possible. As a consequence the height was reduced to 8 ft., the house was located in a corner of the site, the flat, vaulted roof was planted with grass and a very traditional material was employed: exposed quarrystone masonry."

— Hans Girsberger, ed. Le Corbusier 1910-60. p68.

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Roger H. Clark and Michael Pause. Precedents in Architecture. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1985. nine squares diagram, p188. — Updated edition available at Amazon.com

Le Corbusier and P. Jeanneret. ╬uvre complĆte 1934-1938 7th edition. Zurich: Les Editions d'Architecture, 1964. NA1053.J4A43 1964. interior photo from kitchen, p124. exterior photo from garden, p127. interior photo of central mass, p130. Hans Girsberger, ed. Le Corbusier 1910-60. New York: George Wittenborn, 1959. NA1053.J4A48. p68.

Michael Graves. Le Corbusier Selected Drawings. London: Academy Editions, 1981. NA 2707.L4 A4 1981. isometric, p92. site plan, p88. plan, p89. section, p90. section, p91.

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at Amazon.com

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