All for Purism, and Purism for All!! Let’s all be blind in one eye, just like Corbu.
I wrote this in a tapas place in Granada, a few days after I visited the super-iconic Villa Savoye (1931) by Le Corbusier just outside Paris. I was having too much to drink. For reasons of lasciviousness, the following is only for people aged 50 and over.
Corbu really worked hard on all the angles. He pulled closets into the middle of rooms, tucked behind them well-screened clean-up places (toilet and sink peeking on the right), and used the combo to provide warning to the people on the beds so they could cover up (or disappear).
By comparison, Philip Johnson’s polite, Miesian Glass House is merely about the most basic missionary/ sodomy positions. Definitely Puritan, but nice, though.
Space after space fits in the camera like it was made for it. Maybe that’s because Corbu had only one eye.
BTW, in Vaux Le Vicomte, Fouquet got much more value for money than Louis did in Versailles. That’s the difference between private and state sponsorship.