It was a housing unit built entirely from standardized elements with glass panels, terrace and horizontal windows, typical of Le Corbusiers work, and was part of a larger project that anticipated the housing challenges of contemporary cities.
Through this building, Le Corbusier developed a kind of architectural political performance. He rejected the rhetorical use of ornaments and wanted to show the world that pure forms, created by industry, also had aesthetic worth. Corbusier transformed modern interiors through the functional emphasis of its elements.
"In 1929, we noticed, looking back, that the "Pavillon de lEsprit Nouveau" was a turning point in modern interior design and a milestone in the evolution of architecture." Le Corbusier extract, Oeuvre complet, volume 1, 1910-1929 www.fondationlecorbusier.fr
Referring to Pavillon de lEsprit Nouveau, this landmark of modern architecture, Portobello presents the Pavillon Collection, reproducing colors of Architectural Polychromy and proposing two porcelain surfaces inspired by the apparent concrete used by Le Corbusier in various buildings