Le Corbusier designed this simple wooden structure as a place to sleep and work in the summer months. The design was based on his system of dimensions the Modulor, the total area being 3.66m x 3.66m. The building was prefabricated in Corsica and delivered from the adjacent railway line. Le Corbusier spent every summer here from 1952 until his death in 1965, when he died from a heart attack at the nearby beach. He painted one of the first of his series of paintings on the theme of the Taureaux in the access corridor.
The design is a miracle of compactness. Two beds are aligned on the North and East walls, supplied by a window for ventilation. The shutters for the two windows are double-hinged, with mirrors which expand the view of the sea. A working surface and a table offset at an angle to allow free passage allowed Le Corbusier to work in the evenings. A cupboard and space for luggage in the ceiling complete the design. This compactness was possible because during the day he ate at the adjoining restaurant and worked in a builder's hut or in the open air.