lunes, 27 de enero de 2014

Bois-le-Roy / Claude Parent

This exceptional property was designed in the 1960s by renowned French architect Claude Parent. It has 400 sq m / 4,300 sq ft of internal space, including 3 bedrooms, and 35,000 sq m  / 8.5 acres of land, including a tennis court.

The house has a distinctive silhouette, with a peaked concrete roof clad in copper, and a frame of wood, glass and concrete. The interior is dominated by the strong curved form of the roof. The wooden floors and walls soften this effect to create a warm living space, with generous natural light provided by the large picture windows and rooflights. The split-level reception room has a double-height ceiling, and is overlooked from first-floor level. 

The house has received much critical acclaim. It was selected as a worldwide architectural masterpiece by the Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Arts in 1983, and chosen to represent France at the 1996 Venice Biennale Festival of Architecture.

The house is located in Bois-le-Roy, approximately 50 minutes’ drive from Paris. via

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