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    Classic Home 063

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    Exterior overview of Classic Home 063, Maisons Jaoul, by Le Corbusier, Architect.

    These houses in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Paris, France are situated on a constrained semiurban site amid much larger, multiunit apartments. Originally designed for the families of André Jaoul and his son Michel, each house has two full floors and a penthouse suite. A narrow walkway slopes up from the street to entrances off a shared patio. The buildings are carefully positioned at right angles to one another on the site, with strategic setbacks from all the property lines, except to the south. There, unit A abuts the wall of an adjacent building. The result is a sequence of increasingly private outdoor spaces. Intentional placement of trees and windows further minimizes views between the two houses and from adjacent buildings.

    Both units have five bedroom suites, each of which has its own small bath and a dressing area. The structural system is a combination of red brick and cast-in-place concrete, both exposed on the exterior. Glass and unpainted wood complete the exterior finish, filling the voids formed by the brick and concrete elements. The interior finishes juxtapose raw floor and ceiling materials such as concrete, wood, and tile with vividly painted walls.

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    Ground floor plan.
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    Middle floor plan.
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    Top floor plan.

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