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Following World War I, due to wartime destruction causing housing shortage, the demand for creating smaller houses was increasing. Notably unique, E.1027 a small scaled house built with the use of built-in furniture reflected the ideas needed for housing of the time. It was designed by Eileen Gray as a vacation home for her and her mentor Jean Badovici. The house is located in Roquebrune-Cap Martin, France. Constructed between 1926 and 1929 a part of an era dominated by the modernist movement, E.1027 was a subject of discussion for the male practitioners of its time, including Le Corbusier who had been working to solve the post-war housing shortage issue. Le Corbusier’s later on obsession led him to graffiti the walls of the house, giving E.1027 its already deserving fame. The controversial history of the house leads then to the question; what could have been in E.1027’s architecture and design that might have brought Le Corbusier’s obsessive and invasive violence? The historical background of E.1027 and the architect’s aim and personality will be studied. Later the house’s, style and layout, form of construction and palette of materials in relation to the lifestyle, technology and culture of E.1027’s location and time will be analysed in hopes of better understanding Le Corbusier’s drive.

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