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  • Ken Haskin, RA

Glass Block Heads-Maison De Verre

Architects are strange people. They go to weird places for weird reasons The Maison de Verre, or house of Glass by Pierre Chareau in Paris, France is one of these places. The glass block facade allows for massive amounts of light but still affords total privacy. Although industrial in materials the building is delicate and in some ways Japanese in style because of the simplicity and honesty of construction. Quite a nice place, and a very unique gynecologist office and home. Got architecture?

Maison De Verre at night, Paris, France--Pierre Chareau

Note the round centers of these unique glass blocks

The stairs are open to let the light in at Maison De Verre

Light but Privacy

Chareau was also a furniture designer

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