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    Nestled in a leafy alleyway in Paris's famous 16th arrondissement, Villa La Roche is a prime reflection of modernist architecture in France. Built between 1923 and 1925 by Le Corbusier, it stands as an experiment in linking two distinct programs, intertwining both art gallery and home.






    The gallery is the main space in the Villa La Roche, and is dominated by a sweeping curved ramp, flush against the hollow of the facadeŚCorbusier's way of playing with alternating straight and curved lines.


    Contrasting from the vertical height of the main entry hall, the horizontal expanse of the gallery provides ample space for La Roche's paintings and many Corbusier-designed pieces of furniture.




    The concept of an 'architectural promenade' remains steady throughout the circulation of the building, leading one through a spatial processional as the plan unfolds.






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    Oh hell to the no. That bathroom looks like something from a public school.
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    This looks like the hallways of some office building. Where is the actual living area, lol? No thanks, it's a big waste of space.

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    k, number one it looks like it's been abandoned for some time.

    2, there's barely any furniture in it
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    3. I can't imagine what furniture would improve it in the slightest.
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    There's barely any art either. It is an art gallery/home right? it seems like neither.

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    yeah i don't think it's being used, it looks almost empty. architecturally it is genius though, and i wish someone would give it some love and fill it with art and furniture - le corbusier's legacy deserves at least that. i remember studying this house when we did architecture in my art history course in high school.
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    It's probably worth more money than I could ever dream of and it's ugly as hell.

    The floors need to be re thought, this makes it look like a primary school canteen.
    The bathroom only lacks a can of oil and a kitchen match
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    The French probably call it "tres moderne". I call it bollox.
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    hate it
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    Quote Originally Posted by A*O View Post
    The French probably call it "tres moderne". I call it bollox.
    I'm French
    And I'd just say "oh putain c'est moche" XD
    I'm not into modern stuff anyway, and I've got a very bad feeling about this place, like there's not warmth whatsoever in there, it's too cold and impersonnal for ma liking (well, I know, ther's no furniture. Anyway I can't think of anything that would manage to make this look comfy)
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    ^yep, putain que c'est moche!

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    Too clinical. I'd feel like I'm waiting for someone to appear and announce, "the doctor will see you now".
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    It looks like the hospital lobby where I work.

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