The Cabanon is a holiday home that was designed by Le Corbusier in 1952 for his own use. He specifically built it as a model in minimal habitation and as a birthday present for his wife. The 172-square-foot house is located at Roquebrune-Cap Martin on the Côte d’Azur where Le Corbusier spent his summers for more than 10 years. The 1:1 replica of the original home is now on display at RIBA in London. Check out more photos after the jump.
We have come across a great overview of the Cabanon on the Dezeen website. In addition, the exhibition features drawings, paintings, furniture, photographs and films. It is a great introduction to Le Corbusier's art and his achievements and for those familiar with his work, it gives an in-depth look at his projects and interiors.
The reconstruction of the Cabanon will remain part of the show at RIBA till April 28th. Le Corbusier – The Art of Architecture will go on through May 24th.
For a full story behind the Cabanon, read the article on the Twentieth Century Society website.