19th & 20th Century Architecture: Sketch Essay #2: The 5 Points

This assignment was written by Jessica Ainsworth-Truong for use in post-secondary education.  This assignment is not to be used by others without written consent.

Sketch Assignment:

To create a plan and front elevation of a beach house in San Diego according to the principles of Five Points Towards a New Architecture by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, 1926.  This text will be explained in class.

Requirements for the sketch:

  • Read attached version of Le Corbusier’s Five Points Towards an Architecture.  Highlight information that you will be using to inform your design.
  • Develop a plan and elevation of a beach house in San Diego, California based on this text.
    • The beach house must be under 800 sq. ft. and include only a living/dining area, kitchen, full bath and bedroom.  This does not include a garage or outside terraces.
    • The plan and elevation must express the following ideas of Le Corbusier
      • Pilotis or supports
      • Roof gardens
      • Free design of plan
      • The horizontal window
      • Free design of the facade

Preferred format:

  • Drawings must be executed in ¼” = 1’0” scale.  Color is acceptable, but not mandatory.  Please have drawings on a sheet(s) that are approximately 8”x10”.
  • Your drawing can be freehand or drafted, please choose the method that best illustrates your intent.  CAD is acceptable.

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