Location: Poissy, France
Architect: Le Corbusier
Year: 1929

We've mentioned a few Renaissance villas thus far, and the thing about the Villa Savoye that might surprise is that it too articulates the principals founded in those homes, though articulated with a modernist vocabulary. Like the Villa Rotunda, living space is on the Piano Noblie, which takes the second story, except here a series of open columns replace the bulky traditional rusticated base and lifts the home almost completely off the ground. The Villa Savoye is an example of Le Corbusier's machine for living - employing a number of machines to complete menial daily tasks - and one of the finest examples of the International Style.