November 28, 2014

Villa Le Lac

Yoshiharu Tsukamoto Lab. (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

A continuous series of windows facing the water in the Villa Le Lac, designed by Le Corbusier for his mother. The eleven meter long windowsill projects into the room and can be decorated with a variety of objects. The table in the living room is hung perpendicularly from the windowsill. Southern light pours into the window, a part of which also opens inward allowing for wind to pass through. The long horizontal ribbon window, which contrasts the small scale of the house, goes past the bedroom and crosses into the bathroom, becoming a response not in relation to the rooms but instead to the large scale and horizontality of Lake Léman.

Villa Le Lac

House / Vevey, Switzerland / Cfb

This article is an excerpt from "Window Behaviorology," a joint research project concerning windows and the behaviors around them done in collaboration with Tokyo Institute of Technologyʼs Yoshiharu Tsukamoto Laboratory.