Category: france

wmud: pierre genton – maison de retraites et d…

wmud:

pierre genton – maison de retraites et de récollections notre-dame du roncas, marseille-le roncas, 1960-62

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retrogeographie: Grigny, quartier Grigny 2.

retrogeographie:

Grigny, quartier Grigny 2.

stukko:

stukko:

wmud: marcel lods et j j honnegger – unité d’h…

wmud:

marcel lods et j j honnegger – unité d’habitation, les grandes-terres, marly-le-roi, france, 1956-58

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wmud:

nicolas esquillan – hangar à deux nefs, marseille, france, 1949-52

Livet-et-Gavet, from roadside valleys by …

Livet-et-Gavet, from roadside valleys by

Guillaume Collignon

niuanse-studio: The Cubist Garden of Villa Noa…

niuanse-studio:

The Cubist Garden of Villa Noailles, Hyeres, France 1926

Gabriel Guevrekian

Designed in December 1923, the original villa was built for Charles and Marie-Laure de Noailles by the architect Rob Mallet-Stevens.

manifest05: The Cubist Garden of Villa Noaill…

manifest05:

The Cubist Garden of Villa Noailles in Hyères, France by Gabriel Guévrékian [1926]. The architect was an ethic Armenian from Constantinople [now Istanbul] who was raised in Tehran and studied in Vienna. This combination of east and west had a profound impact on his architectural style. Here he clashed what he learned in Vienna and Paris, cubism and bauhaus, with the architecture he saw growing up, the paradisiacal concept of the Persian garden. The word paradise itself comes from the Old Persian term for a walled enclosure or garden. 

The villa Noailles features as one of the very first modernist style buildings constructed in France. Designed in December 1923, the original villa was built for Charles and Marie-Laure de Noailles by the architect Rob Mallet-Stevens and exhibits the founding tenets of the rationalist movement: practicality, a purification of decorative features, roofs, terraces, light, hygiene… The extensions, which continued right up until 1933, along with the exceptional development of the surrounding property (courtyard and gardens), turned a modest holiday home into a true 1800m2, immobile ocean liner: fifteen master bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms, a swimming pool, a squash court, a hairdressing salon, a resident gym instructor, etc.

Features such as the clocks, which are all controlled by a central system, the retracting bay-windows and the mirrored windows, all contribute to the modernity of the site. A heliotropic house, overlooking the bay of Hyères, the villa Noailles celebrated a new lifestyle which favoured body and nature. The interior decoration called upon an impressive list of prominent figures: Louis Barillet for the stain glass windows, Pierre Chareau, Eileen Gray, Djo-Bourgeois, and Francis Jourdain for the furniture, Gabriel Guévrékian for the cubist garden, and Mondrian, Henri Laurens, Jacques Lipchitz, Constantin Brancusi, and Alberto Giacometti for the art works.

germanpostwarmodern:

germanpostwarmodern:

Musée d’art contemporain (1979-82) in Dunkirk, France, by Jean Willerwal