Villa La Roche

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Villa La Roche
Villa La Roche 2013.jpg
General information
Address10, square du Docteur Blanche 75016 Paris
OwnerFondation Le Corbusier
Design and construction
ArchitectLe Corbusier
Official nameThe Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement
Criteriai, ii, vi
Designated2016 (40th session)
Part ofMaison La Roche et Jeanneret
Reference no.1321-001
State PartyFrance

Villa La Roche, also Maison La Roche, is a house in Paris, designed by Le Corbusier and his cousin Pierre Jeanneret in 1923–1925. It was designed for Raoul La Roche, a Swiss banker and collector of avant-garde art. Villa La Roche now houses the Fondation Le Corbusier.

La Roche commissioned Le Corbusier to build a villa as well as a gallery to house his art collection.

In July 2016, the house, Villa Jeanneret, and sixteen other works by Le Corbusier were inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.[1]

Design and construction[edit]

Axonometric sketch of the house in its urban context

La Roche-Jeanneret house, is a pair of semi-detached houses that was Corbusier's third commission in Paris. They are laid out at right angles to each other. The house exhibits cubist art and purism. The house is designed to be experiential and viewed from a single, fixed point.[2]


In 1928, Le Corbusier and Perriand collaborated on furniture, the fruits of their collaboration were first done for Villa La Roche. The furniture items include, three chrome-plated tubular steel chairs designed for two of his projects, The Maison la Roche in Paris and a pavilion for Barbara and Henry Church.


Maison La Roche is now a museum containing about 8,000 original drawings, studies and plans by Le Corbusier (in collaboration with Pierre Jeanneret from 1922 to 1940), as well as approximately, 450 of his paintings, 30 enamels, 200 works on paper, and a sizeable collection of written and photographic archives. It describes itself as the world's largest collection of Le Corbusier drawings, studies, and plans.[3][4]

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Internals links[edit]


  1. ^ "The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier". UNESCO World Heritage Centre. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
  2. ^ "AD Classics: Villa Roche / Le Corbusier". ArchDaily. 2011-08-01. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  3. ^ Fondation Le Corbusier
  4. ^ " entry". Archived from the original on 2008-05-17. Retrieved 2008-06-28.

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Coordinates: 48°51′07″N 2°15′55″E / 48.8519°N 2.2653°E / 48.8519; 2.2653