Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Relation Between Interior and Exterior

The interior of the Petit Cabanon has a very natural flow to the outside. Le Corbusier placed windows very thoughtfully throughout the cabin to provide desired views of the exterior. He further augmented the views by placing mirrored shutters in windows to reflect the exterior view to the interior. He placed windows to provide view towards the sea, towards the vegetation, and towards the mineral landscape.  

Petit Cabanon did not have a kitchen. It was built right beside the restaurant l’Etoile de Mer and this is where Le Corbusier had his meals. The cabin did not have a shower either. Le Corbusier used a shower outside the cabin. Built not far from the cabin was Corbusier’s studio atelier.

Recent photograph of l'Etoile de Mer restaurant beside Petit Cabanon.

Posted by: Nadia Shahed

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