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1962 – 1963


Private House

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Maison Drusch

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Villa Drusch Change this

Versailles, France
by Claude Parent Change this
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The French architect Claude Parent, whose work lies equally in written theory and physical structures, designed the Villa Drusch as a home which embodies his theory of Oblique Architecture.

Built in Versailles in 1963, this home built for the industrialist Gaston Drusch is primarily constructed of concrete. It appears to be turned on its side, a bold architectural move which still evokes interest today.


All living spaces are encased in aluminum-framed glass, which naturally lights the open interior. A staircase inside follows the slope of the exterior structure, leading to a second level where the ceiling, contrary to the rectilinear exterior, curves dramatically inward. Most surfaces inside are also cast from concrete.


Posted by ziggurat | Thursday, April 12th, 2012 | 12:57pm
Thank you, you are completely right! I will change it.
Posted by pattysmith | Thursday, April 12th, 2012 | 09:03am
Hey, are you sure, that the second photo was taken in this house? This photo fits the le Pecq House's structure more. I'm on the way to add so you can check it.

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