Maisons La Roche-Jeanneret, Paris, France, 1923 - 1925

The first architectural expression of Purism …

Component of the serial property inscribed on the world heritage list, 2016

The plan seems belabored, because the harsh servitudes made it so and have severely limited the utilization of the terrain. Moreover, the sun is behind the house, as the terrain faces north-so it was necessary, by means of certain stratagems, to seek out the sun from the other side. And in spite of this torment imposed by antagonistic conditions, an obsessive idea : this house could be a palace

The roof garden. Grass grows in the joints between the paving slabs, winding paths lead quietly off ; trees have been planted. Six years have passed, the verdure is more beautiful than in the garden. All family life tends to this upper part of the house ; one escapes from the street and climbs toward the light and fresh air. If you want to have clean ceilings without water stains, plant a garden on your roof! But don't forget to drain the rainwater from the interior of the house!

Extract from Le Corbusier, Oeuvre complète, volume 1, 1910-1929
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