The Maison de Verre (French for House of Glass) was built from 1928
to 1932 in Paris, France. Constructed in the early modern style of
architecture, the house's design emphasized three primary traits:
honesty of materials, variable transparency of forms, and
juxtaposition of "industrial" materials and fixtures with a more
traditional style of home dcor. The primary materials used were
steel, glass, and glass block. Some of the notable "industrial"
elements included rubberized floor tiles, bare steel beams,
perforated metal sheet, heavy industrial light fixtures, and
mechanical fixtures. The design was a collaboration among Pierre
Chareau (a furniture and interiors designer), Bernard Bijvoet (a
Dutch architect working in Paris since 1927) and Louis Dalbet
(craftsman metalworker). Much of the intricate moving scenery of
the house was designed on site as the project developed. The
external form is defined by translucent glass block walls, with
select areas of clear glazing for tranparency. Internally, spatial
division is variable by the use of sliding, folding or rotating
screens in glass, sheet or perforated metal, or in combination.
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Fri, 23 Aug 2013 | Review by: Stacey L
Be warned, the contents of this book are compiled from articles taken directly from Wikipedia. There are two pages dedicated to Maison de verre, and the rest of the book covers randomly related topics. There is more information on Marxism than the house. This is probably the most expensive piece of rubbish I've ever bought.
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