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AD Classics: Maison Louis Carré / Alvar Aalto

01:00 - 6 April, 2013
AD Classics: Maison Louis Carré  / Alvar Aalto, © Samuel Ludwig
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In the commune of Bazoches-sur-Guyonnes, about 40 kilometers southwest of Paris, sits one of the most important private houses designed by Alvar Aalto: Maison Louis Carré. The client, Louis Carré, was a prominent French art dealer who was also very interested in architecture. He desired a house that would be able to accommodate many guests for art viewings, but also incorporated a private component. He commissioned Aalto to design his house in 1956, and Louis Carré and his wife, Olga, were able to move into their new home three years later.

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