Saturday, March 5, 2016

The Weekend in Black and White


A visit to the Maison Blanche, a house built by Charles - Edouard Jeanneret or better known as
Le Corbusier.


The house was constructed in 1912 and was revolutionary at the time.


Corbusier constructed  the house for his parents and it was the first he built as an independent architect.
His design was influenced by modern German architecture. Quite daring at a time when the " pine tree style " was still very much en vogue.


Spacious rooms with a lot of light. The wallpaper is a re-print of the original design.


Grandpa forgot his hat and walking stick.


Details on a radiator.


Bright colours outside, inspired by Corbusier`s travels to Turkey and North-Africa.



11 comments:

  1. Interesting! I love old radiators...I came across a blog posting recently on all these fabulous radiators that were so cool. Looks like a wonderful place to wander around! Is this in Germany? Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hi Robin, this house is in Switzerland where Corbusier was born.

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  2. I love homes with such interesting details to photograph!

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  3. A most interesting post - thanks for showing pictures from this lovely house!

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  4. The wallpaper seems odd for such a clean-lined house.

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  5. 1912! Oh this is definitely way ahead in design CC. Must admit apart from the wallpaper :) I would be very happy here!

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  6. 1912! Oh this is definitely way ahead in design CC. Must admit apart from the wallpaper :) I would be very happy here!

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  7. I wouldn't mind living there!

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  8. Corbusier ist einfach zeitlos schön.
    Lg
    Vera

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