Maison de Verre
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Architect Bijvoet and Chareau
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Location Paris, France   map
Date 1927 to 1932   timeline
Building Type house and ground floor medical office
 Construction System steel, glass, glass block
Climate temperate
Context urban
Style Early Modern
Notes Maison Dalsace, by Pierre Chareau and Bernard Bijvoet. Modern asymmetrical aesthetic with rectangular forms in degrees of semi-transparency.




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Discussion Maison de Verre Commentary

"The remarkable Maison de Verre was inserted into an existing building and is one of the unique buildings of the twentieth century... The dissolving of views through semi-transparent materials, the juxtaposing of metal and glass, 'free' space and solid add a dynamic dimension to this house which almost takes it into the realms of Surrealism."

— Dennis Sharp. Twentieth Century Architecture: a Visual History. p124.


Address: 31 Rue St-Guillaume, Paris

Sources on Maison de Verre

"The History of Interior Design", by John Pile, ArchitectureWeek No. 65, 2001.0905, pC1.1.

"Maison de Verre", by Kenneth Frampton, Perspecta: The Yale Architectural Journal, no. 12, 1969, p77-126.

Dennis Sharp. Twentieth Century Architecture: a Visual History. New York: Facts on File, 1990. ISBN 0-8160-2438-3. NA680.S517. — Available at  Find books about Maison de Verre


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