Le Corbusier, Roche-Jeaneret house

roche-jeanneret01.jpg a very quick watercolor of the gallery in the Roche-Jeanneret house by Le Corbusier in Paris.

This is an endlessly fascinating house for me, spatially rich and complex without being fussy or didactic.  A challenging program of public and private spaces is deftly handled with a series of unfolding levels.  The circulation is a bit overly dramatic, maybe even monumental, but the overall effect of the house is very interesting.

watercolor sketch by Mark Gerwing, 1995