Architectural Canon

Experienced with a reserved judgment and a heightened sense of discovery, expectation, and understanding, the architectural canon, helps us in our quest to make the quotidian extraordinary.

Villa Savoye

Villa Savoye, 1930 by Le Corbusier 

Villa Savoye is a modernist villa in the outskirts of Paris, France. It was designed by Le Corbusier and his cousin, Pierre Jeanneret, and built between 1928 and 1931.

A manifesto of Le Corbusier’s “five points” of new architecture, the villa is representative of the bases of modern architecture, and is one of the most easily recognizable and renowned examples of the International style.

The house was originally built as a country retreat on behest of the Savoye family. After being purchased by the neighbouring school it passed on to be property of the French state in 1958, and after surviving several plans of demolition, it was designated as an official French historical monument in 1965.

Alvar Aalto - Villa Mairea

Villa Mairea, 1940 by Alvar Aalto

Villa Mairea, 1940 by Alvar Aalto is a culmination of various experimental themes over the years.