Villa Le Lac - 100 years

Le Corbusier, 1954: “Four metres from the window is the lake and four metres behind the front door the road. The area to be kept up measures three hundred square meters and offers an unparalleled view, which cannot be spoilt by building, of one of the finest horizons in the world.”

— In 1923, the architect designed a modest house on the banks of Lake Geneva together with his collaborator Pierre Jeanneret.
At the time, his detractors denounced a “crime de lèse-nature”, a betrayal of nature, and yet, one hundred years on, its radicality and inventiveness are just as fascinating.

Text: Carole Daprey for Milk DECORATION