This addition re-contextualizes and re-interprets the rules of Villa Stein and the architectural concepts of Le Corbusier, through the introduction of literal transparency, moving planes, and a greater emphasis on the diagonal and perspectival views. It emphasizes movement along the grid and creates a revelation of knowledge about the villa. In Villa Stein, art had a strong influence on the formal aspects of the architecture. Colin Rowe explains in “Transparency” that Cubist paintings display two types of transparency, literal and phenomenal. He also states that these paintings also had an influence on the architectural works of Le Corbusier. Colin Rowe then juxtaposes the Bauhaus to Villa Stein in his reading demonstrating that they too had these qualities of transparency.
Status: School Project
Location: Garches, FR