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Maison Louis Carré by Alvar Aalto

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by Promila Shastri last modified Sep 18, 2014

Maison Louis Carré is one of the 20th Century’s great Modernist private residences, and one of the few outside Finland to be designed by Alvar Aalto, its low-slung elegance impeccably captured here by photographer Bruno Suet. Located outside Paris in the enclave of Bazoches-sur-Guyonnes, the house was commissioned in 1956 by the — Continue reading …




 

 

brunosuetaa1Maison Louis Carré is one of the 20th Century’s great Modernist private residences, and one of the few outside Finland to be designed by Alvar Aalto, its low-slung elegance impeccably captured here by photographer Bruno Suet. Located outside Paris in the enclave of Bazoches-sur-Guyonnes, the house was commissioned in 1956 by the French art dealer Louis Carré , and completed by Aalto 3 years later.

Designed as both a private residence and public art gallery, Aalto gave the commisson the kind of holistic care emblematic of his design philosophy, beginning with the house’s relationship with the topography of the land, the gradual manner in which guests arrive at its entrance, and the organic evolution from public areas to private spaces. In typical Aalto fashion, no detail, including bespoke lighting and furniture, was left to chance, ensuring that Louis Carré got exactly what he wanted from an Aalto-designed house.

Maison Louis Carré remains the only Aalto building still standing in France, its singular distinction having wisely been granted landmark protection by the French government. 66062-4069432-DSC_5036brunosuetaa10brunosuetaa2brunosuetaa966062-4069432-DSC_5036-1brunosuetaa3brunosuetaa4brunosuetaa8brunosuetaa7Images: Bruno Suet


 

 

 
 
 

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