What If..

“What if Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye had all load-bearing wall and no post&lintel?”

Villa Savoye is one of Le Corbusier’s most recognizable works and is considered one of the pioneers of modern architecture. It is a work that completely reflects the principles of “the five basic principles of the new architecture” which Corbusier laid the foundations of the modern architecture. These 5 basic principles are pilotis, flat roof terrace, open plan, ribbon windows and free facade. What if I had the responsibility of asking what would have happened if I had to replace Corbusier’s first principle with bearing walls. Firstly the pilotis offer us an interior and exterior connection in Villa Savoye, creating an open space between nature and man-made space. If you lift the columns and place the load-bearing wall, this property will be greatly weakened. Pilotis are also creating a space by tearing the building from the ground. If I replace the pilot with the bearing walls that extend to the far end, I will be fully seated on the floor of the building.

On the other hand, If we look at the situation from a different angle, we can save the building from the column system and increase the feeling of space in the space when we make this change. With this change at the same time, we can solve the problem of interior space and exterior space, which will be laid with a touch that will create a transparent effect on the carousel.



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