Le Corbusier was a major twentieth-century architect and one of the main representatives of modern architecture.
In 1923, Le Corbusier built his parents a small, functional, comfortable, and open house with a magnificent panorama view of Lake Geneva — Villa "Le Lac". This modest 64-m2 construction, towards the end of the vineyards of Lavaux, on the road into Vevey, was the prototype for minimal houses offering maximum comfort and space. It was to hold considerable influence in the twentieth century on the fundamental issues of the minimum habitat and the habitat for the greatest number. The architect’s parents, and then his brother, lived there until 1973. Since 2010, it has been a museum - according to Le Corbusier's own wish, as expressed in one of his last letters.