Villa Jeanneret

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Villa Jeannere
General information
Location France
Completed 1923-25
Design and construction
Architect Le Corbusier
Official name The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement
Type Cultural
Criteria i, ii, vi
Designated 2016 (40th session)
Part of Maison La Roche et Jeanneret
Reference no. 1321-001
State Party France

Villa Jeanneret and Villa La Roche are two houses in Paris, designed by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret in 1923-1925 and renovated by Charlotte Perriand in 1928. No longer inhabited, they house the Fondation Le Corbusier museum and archives.[1][2] The houses are located at 8-10 square du Docteur-Blanche, 16th arrondissement, Paris. Villa Jeanneret is not open to the public.

In July 2016, the house, Villa La Roche, and several other works by Le Corbusier were inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.[3]

History[edit]

The Villa Jeanneret was commissioned by Le Corbusier's brother, Albert Jeanneret, and his fiancée Lotti Raaf. It forms part of a joint project with the connected Villa La Roche - the original scheme involved more houses and more clients, but it was only Jeanneret and La Roche that stayed the course and saw their villas built.

Design and construction[edit]

The program included a salon, dining room, bedrooms, a study, a kitchen, a maid's room and a garage. The site faced north, and zoning restrictions prevented windows looking over the surrounding back gardens. It was therefore necessary to get light in by creating light courts, a terrace, and skylights. At the roof is a roof terrace, similar to the deck of a ship.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fondation Le corbusier - Réalisations - Maisons La Roche-Jeanneret". 
  2. ^ Deborah Gans (2000). The Le Corbusier Guide. pp. 56–59. ISBN 1-56898-119-8. 
  3. ^ "The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier". UNESCO World Heritage Centre. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Retrieved 19 July 2016. 

Coordinates: 48°51′07″N 2°15′55″E / 48.85194°N 2.26528°E / 48.85194; 2.26528