Designed as a birthday gift to his wife Yvonne, and intended to be a low-cost spot to spend their summer holidays as a couple, the cabanon is the most personal of Le Corbusierâ€™s projects. It was located just down the hill from his one-time friend Eileen Grayâ€™s villa E.1027, (the pair fell out when he daubed the interior of Grayâ€™s house with his own murals) and when Le Corbusier died it was while swimming in the coastal waters near the Cabanon. Yet, for all the buildingâ€™s biographical significance, the15sq m-structure is of interest ultimately because it represents a distillation of the architectâ€™s ideas on minimal living. Le Corbusier completed his original sketches for the structure in 45 minutes on New Yearâ€™s Eve, 1951, but they were based on a careerâ€™s worth of contemplation.
source :Â blueprintmagazine.co.uk