Maison de Verre, Paris, France

Related people
Jane Murphy (was created by)
Pierre Chareau (architect)
Bernard Bijvoet (was created by)
Maison de Verre (or Maison Dalsace) accommodates a medical office on the lower level and is built in steel, glass, and glass block. "One of the finest examples that stretched the formal aspects of modern architecture in an inventive manner is the Glass House or Maison de Verre (1928-1932) ... Its facade of glass brick, its steel-columned structure bolted together, its concrete floors, and its built-in furniture caused a great stir when it was completed ... The use of the external glass membrane, a central double-story room with spaces that are partitioned off it, created a new image of place, developing Chareau's own vision of the 'machine a habiter' with an iconography alternative to that of Le Corbusier's and every bit as powerful in a personal and poetically universal work of art." --Khan, H. (2001). International style: Modernist architecture from 1925 to 1965. Koln: Taschen. p. 42.
1920s (1920 - 1929)
1930s (1930 - 1939)
International Style
glass block