A gem of ingenuity and functionalism, the Villa ‘Le Lac’ (1923) is among Le Corbusier’s most inventive and most personal creations. It became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2016 in recognition of its outstanding contribution to the Modern Movement, alongside 16 other works by the architect.
From 3 April to 30 May, an exhibition by Belgian artist Michel Lorand: CAMERA ANIMA. Michel Lorand's film is a slow zoom out shot in the living room of the Villa "Le Lac" which evokes a photo by Erling Mandelmann taken in the same place fifty years earlier.
A gem of ingenuity and functionalism, the Villa « Le Lac » (1923) is among Le Corbusier’s most inventive and most personal creations. This masterpiece of modern architecture, built for the architect’s parents, embodies three of what would become his five points for a new architecture: the roof garden, the open plan design and the long, horizontal window. A real “machine for living”, it illustrates the ideas that Le Corbusier had already espoused in his earlier works and that would ensure the success of the villas that he built from the 1920s onwards.
In 2016, the Villa « Le Lac » became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in recognition of its outstanding contribution to the Modern Movement, alongside 16 other architectural works in seven countries.
Dates / Opening hoursFrom Jul 2, 2021 To May 13, 2021
From Apr 3, 2021 To Jul 1, 2021
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