Le Corbusier (Charles-Edouard Jeanneret)

Responsible for the Supreme Courts in Chandigarh, India, and the chapel of Notre-Dame at Ronchant, he was also a master of the infinitely small.

In 1923, the avant-garde architect built for his parents a small, functional house that was both bright and comfortable. The plan of the minuscule edifice (64 m2, 2.5 m high) was completed even before a plot of ground had been found. The villa “Le Lac” was finally built near the edge of the Lavaux vineyards on the outskirts of Vevey. The house on the lake is a forerunner of the model apartment where everything is functional but remains human. Proportions, orientation and optimal layout are crucial to its design.
Lived in until 1973 by the Jeanneret family, today the house is the museum of the Le Corbusier Foundation.
Visits every Monday from 9am to 12pm and Wednesday from 1.30pm to 5.30pm, April to October. In July and August, additional opening on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm.

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