Maison Guiette, Belgium (1927) by Le Corbusier

 Maison Guiette, Belgium (1927) by Le Corbusier


Maison Guiette, Belgium (1927) by Le Corbusier
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Maison Guiette also known as Les Peupliers, is a house in Antwerp, Belgium, designed by Le Corbusier in 1926 and built in 1927. It was the studio and living quarters of René Guiette, a painter and art critic. One of the Franco-Swiss architect's lesser-known works, it is an early example of the International Style, being modelled on the 1925 Pavilion de l'Esprit Nouveau.

In this interior, it is the abstract palette of colors, related to the perception of space, the spirit of places and light, that essentially characterizes the house. The colors of the painted walls contribute either to reinforce their presence, or to make them somehow disappear in order to break the partitioning. Le Corbusier himself designed the color scheme during his only visit to the house, and followed the painting work closely. The rather limited choice boils down to the use of ultramarine, pale blue and periwinkle blue, shade and burnt, pink, ocher, English green and gray in tones ranging from Pearl gray to dark gray and white.

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