Thursday, April 2, 2009

Project 1---Understanding of Eileen Gray's Maison en Bond de Mer (1926-29)

Maison en Bord de Mer was built from 1926 to 1929. The mordenism was a main style. Eileen Gray was a member of the Bauhaus movement.This villa displayed a full of and original understanding of the language of the modern movement up to the date. It can be seen that her building style is neat and do not have much decorations.

This building can almost be seen as a manifesto house formulated on the basis of Le Corbusier's "5 Points of the New Architecture" from 1926:

  • It stands on pilotis

  • The roof is reached via a staircase

  • Open-plan living is achieved by the mixture of freestanding and fixed wall

  • The windows are oriented horizontally
  • The south window creates an open facade

No comments:

Post a Comment