Villa La Roche
Nestled in a leafy alleyway in Paris's famous 16th arrondissement, Villa La Roche is a prime reflection of modernist architecture in France. Built between 1923 and 1925 by Le Corbusier, it stands as an experiment in linking two distinct programs, intertwining both art gallery and home.
The task was to build both a house for Raoul Albert La Roche, a Swiss banker and his family, as well as an art gallery for La Roche's vast collection. I admired the way that Corbusier cleverly split up the functions of the building into two distinct volumes: a public gallery and a private domain, all on a cramped plot of land.