The La Roche House is one of the few existing Le Corbusier homes that the foundation owns and is open to the public. It is owned by Fondation Le Corbusier (Corbusier Foundation). The foundation is dedicated to preserving the legacy of Charles-Edouard Jeanneret (aka Le Corbusier), a ground-breaking urban planner and modernist architect.
La Roche House
Le Corbusier designed the 1925 La Roche house on an awkward lot for a single man (and, based on the design, someone who obviously intended to remain single) who wanted a place to display his modern art collection, as well as being a place to live. The gallery is set off from the rest of the house and is linked to an office via a graceful ramp. Although some of the rooms are very sterile (and not only because of the lack of furniture), they are generally flooded with light due to the architect’s interesting use of natural light and indirect lighting.
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