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CURATED ATLAS FOR CONTEMPORARY DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE
(Paris, France)(Architecture)(Architecture Hunting)2024-07-08

Le Corbusier Appartement-Atelier

By erecting eight floors with entirely glass facades, Le Corbusier and his cousin Pierre Jeanneret created the first glass residential building in architectural history on the border between Paris and Boulogne.

Many of Le Corbusier's iconic furniture pieces are displayed in the atelier, including LC1 and LC2 armchairs and a unique table he designed for himself. François Chatillon led the restoration project.
Many of Le Corbusier's iconic furniture pieces are displayed in the atelier, including LC1 and LC2 armchairs and a unique table he designed for himself. François Chatillon led the restoration project.

The apartment-atelier spans the top two floors of an innovative building, designed between 1931 and 1934 by Le Corbusier and his cousin Pierre Jeanneret on the border between Paris and Boulogne. By erecting eight floors with entirely glass facades, they created the first glass residential building in architectural history. Since 2016, the Molitor Building has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, along with seventeen other major sites created by Le Corbusier. In 2017 and 2018, it underwent a restoration campaign.

The 240 m² duplex accommodates Le Corbusier's residence and painting studio. Bathed in light and connected to nature, it showcases elements of his architectural language: the open floor plan, extensive longitudinal glass panels, rooftop terrace, polychromy, and immense pivot doors that both divide and unify the space.

“Space and light and order - Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.” - Le Corbusier
“Space and light and order - Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.” - Le Corbusier
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Original image of the Salon — Courtesy of Le Corbusier Foundation Paris
Original image of the Salon — Courtesy of Le Corbusier Foundation Paris
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