Villa Stein
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Architect Le Corbusier
Location Garches, France   map
Date 1927   timeline
Building Type house
 Construction System temperate
Style Modern
Notes also known as Villa Garches, Villa de Monzie. International Style exemplar, "deconstructed Palladian" structure.





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Perspective rendering, exterior overview of garden side of villa

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Discussion Villa Stein Commentary

"More usually known as the Villa Garches, this building started its life as the Villa de Monzie, according to the the name of the original client, de Monize, who, as Minister of Culture, first invited Le Corbusier to design the Pavillion de l'Espirt before proceeding to commission him with this villa....

"In retrospect, nothing served to tie Le corbusier more firmly to the Humanist tradition of the Renaissance than this villa, realised in 1927, for its from was patently predicated on Palladian types and rythms."

— Kenneth Frampton, Modern Architecture 1851-1945, p294.

Sources on Villa Stein

"Classic Home 043", by ArchitectureWeek, ArchitectureWeek No. 127, 2002.1218, pH3.

Roger H. Clark and Michael Pause. Precedents in Architecture. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1985. ISBN 0-442-21668-8. LC 84-3543. NA2750.C55 1984. plan and section diagrams, p154. — New edition, available at

W. Boesiger and O. Stonorov, texts by Le Corbusier. Le Corbusier et Pierre Jeanneret, Oeuvre Complete 1910-1929. Zurich: Les Editions d'Architecture (Atremis), 1964. Quatorzieme edition, 1995. ISBN 3-7608-8011-8. p140-149. sketches, p140. exterior photos, p141, 145, 146, 147, 149. interior photos, p144, p145, p148. plan drawings, p142, 143. elevations, p144.

Kenneth Frampton. Modern Architecture 1920-1945. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 1983. ISBN 0847805085. facade and garden photos, typical plan and section, p292-295. photo of garden facade, p293. — Available at

Colin Rowe. The Mathematics of the Ideal Villa. 1947.

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at  Find books about Villa Stein


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