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Maison La Roche

Exactly nine years ago today, we took the metro to the 16th arrondissement to visit Le Corbusier's Maison La Roche for the first time. Today we repeated the exact trip and found the building to be just as inspiring, if not more so. Since we were last there, the house had been renovated, with special attention to restoring the original wall colors. The dining room with its raw sienna palate was much more inviting than the stark white we had seen earlier, and the ultramarine blue in the anteroom was a complete surprise. Seeing the newly added examples of furniture specifically chosen or designed by Le Corbusier for the house, and several pieces of artwork, also gave a truer sense of the living experience within. Though we still weren't able to go out on the roof deck, access was allowed to the doorway where you could get see quite well what a wonderful space it was. Even on the gray day of our visit, the interior light quality coupled with the variety of views, both across the spaces within and out to the exterior, made for an extraordinary building that I just didn't want to leave.


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