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Old Apr 25th, 2003, 11:25 AM
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Obscure Paris Question - Which someone on this site is bound to know...


Several years ago when I was a student in Paris my professor brought us to a residential house in the 16th designed by...Le Corbusier? Or was it Frank Lloyd Wright? Or was it another famous architect imitating of the aforementioned? (You can see I didn't take good notes...)

I'd love to return with my wife. It had sloped floors and lots of concrete--very very funky.

Anyone know what I'm talking about?
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Old Apr 25th, 2003, 11:35 AM
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Hi KT,

Would you be thinking of the House of the Painter Ozenfant,
53 avenue de Reille - 75014 Paris?

If so, you can check it out at http://www.serial-design.com/designers/ozenfant.htm

There is also the Maison Planeix
24 bis, boulevard Massyna 75013.
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Old Apr 25th, 2003, 11:42 AM
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A valiant attempt, Ira, but this house is definitely in the 16th.

Concrete and sloped floors, set back from the street...
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Old Apr 25th, 2003, 11:48 AM
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How about Maisons Jaoul? designed by Corbusier.
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Old Apr 25th, 2003, 12:00 PM
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Or perhaps Guimard's "Castel Beranger"?

http://www.jack-travel.com/Paris/Par...stBeranger.htm
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Old Apr 25th, 2003, 12:22 PM
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No dice, though I think the metro stop was Passy. This place was much more modern, hip, sterile, no furniture when I saw it.

Not trolling, I promise, but I will

TOP this thread.
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Old Apr 25th, 2003, 12:23 PM
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The fondation Le Corbusier is in the 16th in one of his houses, I believe.

http://www.fondationlecorbusier.asso.fr/

or

http://www.museums-of-paris.com/musee_en.php?code=424
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Old Apr 25th, 2003, 12:33 PM
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Could it be either the Villa La Roche, or the Villa Jeanneret, both of which are on the same square in the 16th? There are some photos of the Villa La Roche on this site that might jog your memory:

http://www.galinsky.com/buildings/laroche/
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Old Apr 25th, 2003, 12:34 PM
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Not a museum...
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Old Apr 25th, 2003, 12:46 PM
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Hi,
In January was shown an apartment block designed by Guimard (of the Metro fame) that was supposed to have been demolished but locals protested and it is now protected. Near Metro Auteuil-Michelange.

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Old Apr 25th, 2003, 01:30 PM
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I would assume from your description that it must be Corbusier, perhaps Villa LaRoche. Guimard's work isn't at all similar (ie, Castel Beranger). HIs style includes concrete, parallel windows at the top, balconies, a bridge, open space, and a curved gallery. Does any of that sound familiar? Villa LaRoche is a private house designed to showcase the owner's modern art collection. It's near metro Jasmin or Michel-Ange. It isn't a museum now, although the foundation has some offices in it, I think someone lives there or in the Villa Jeaneret. I got a nice set of architectural walking tours in the bookstore of the Musee d'Orsay which included one on Guimard and Corbusier.
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Old Apr 25th, 2003, 05:16 PM
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I think it must be Villa La Roche. And even if its not, I'm still going to knock my wife silly when I bring her there. So thanks for the help!

It's not clear from the website whether Villa La Roche is open consistently to the public, but I'll figure it out.

Thanks peoples!

(btw leaving tommorrow for 15 days-florence, venice, paris--and couldn't be happier...)
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Old Apr 26th, 2003, 12:21 AM
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Just on the other side of the peripherique from the Le Corbusier houses, in Boulogne, next to the Rolland Garros tennis stadium (of French open fame), there is a small neighborhood of houses built by Le Corbusier and Mallet-Stevens (same period, same architectural school. It's worth a stroll too, plus it's a very nice and calm neighborhood, accessible by metro (the first stop in Boulogne on line 10)
 
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