The honesty of materials, variable transparency of forms, and the juxtaposition of “industrial” materials and traditional home décor makes Maison de Verre a landmark in 20th century architecture.
An interesting aspect of this house is the ubiquitous mechanical fixtures. On the ground floor was a medical suite for Dr. Jean Dalsace.
Spatial division inside is customizable by the use of sliding, folding, and rotating screens in glass, sheet or perforated metal.
Speaker Olivier Cinqualbre (Chief Curator at Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI) Date 26 July 2014 Time 14:00 p.m. – 15:30 p.m. Location La Maison Franco Japonaise (3-9-25 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku)
Speaker Shoichiro Sendai Date 26 July 2014 Time 14:00 p.m. – 15:30 p.m. Admission Free (Exhibition ticket holders only. Preregistration required. Up to 150 admitted. ) Location Fifth floor Hall, Panasonic Shiodome Building
Pierre Chareau architecte de la Maison de verre un moderne au temps de l’Art décoClosed
For more information please contact La Maison Franco Japonaise, French bureau, 03-5421-7641. www.mfj.gr.jp
Dates 26 July – 13 October, 2014Closed Hours 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Admittance until 5:30 p.m.) Closed Every Wednesday Admission Adults: ¥800 Visitors aged 65 or over carrying proof of age: ¥700Students (college): ¥600 Students (High / Middle school): ¥200 Admission is free for children in primary school and younger.
Groups of 20 or more are subject to a ¥100 discount per person.Admission is free for disability passbook holders and up to one accompanying adult. Organizers Panasonic Shiodome Museum, THE TOKYO SHIMBUN and the CENTRE POMPIDOU, PARIS Support Architectural Institution of Japan, The Japan Institute of Architects, Embassy of France / Institut français du Japon, La Maison Franco Japonaise, French bureau, Minato Ward Board of Education Cooperation Air France
Other mechanical components include an overhead trolley from the kitchen to dining room, a retracting stair from the private sitting room to a bedroom, and complex bathroom cupboards and fittings.
The exhibition includes approximately 60 items from Paris’s Musée National d’Art Moderne in the Centre Pompidou, including lighting fixtures, furniture, models, and design sketches, as well as photographs and documents. Even as Chareau’s interior furnishings are now recognized as superior examples of the art deco movement, this is the first exhibition in Japan that fully showcases the range of his rare talent and modern style—in furniture, interior design, architecture, and other fields.
Text description provided by the architects. Designed by Pierre Chareau and Bernard Bijvoet, the Maison de Verre translated as “House of Glass,” is a milestone in early modern architectural design.
Two of his earliest and most important clients were the doctor Jean Dalsace and his wife, Annie (born Bernheim), and in 1927 they commissioned him to build a new house. Helping him in the design was the Dutch architect Bernard Bijvoet. The first floor of the house was occupied by Dr. Dalsace’s medical clinic. Visitors who climb the imposing metal staircase are greeted by the reception salon. Above the spacious salon are the private rooms of the family. The bathrooms that are attached to each bedroom feature rotating partitions and moveable bureaus made of metal, fixtures designed by Chareau for modern convenience and sanitation. Characterized by its connected spaces, moveable furnishings, translucent walls, and functionality, the house is representative of the new approach that modern architecture was exploring at the time. As the day ends, the glass house is lit up from within like a magic lantern; in the evening, large floodlights hanging outside the house pour light into it.
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Unable to expel an elderly woman on the top floor, the house was engraved underneath an existing apartment. As such, the house uses skeleton frame steel construction allowing a free plan and the use of omnipresent lightweight materials, such as glass and glass block.
Those who with to attend the lecture by Professor Sendai must preregister through NTT 03-5770-8600.
The centerpiece of the exhibit is the House of Glass, jointly designed by Chareau in the years 1927 to 1931. The residence still stands today on Paris’ Left Bank and is famed as an early masterpiece of modern architecture. The unique space is built into the hollowed out lower floors of an 18th century apartment building, with the third floor preserved as-is. This pre-existing upper floor is supported by steel pillars, painted black and a vivid red, while the facade is covered in translucent glass blocks to maximize the amount of light cast into the restricted space. The densely packed interior is interspersed with elegant furnishings and the fixtures required for modern life.
A discussion of Pierre Chareau’s era and the new way of thinking about space that developed at the time.
ArchDaily Projects Houses France Pierre Chareau 1932 AD Classics: Maison de Verre / Pierre Chareau + Bernard Bijvoet AD Classics: Maison de Verre / Pierre Chareau + Bernard Bijvoet 00:00 – 27 June, 2012 by Brian Pagnotta
Special Presentation Lecture: “Architect Pierre Chareau: His Life and Work”
・Preregistration begins on June 1st, 2014.・ Spots are available on a first come, first served basis. ・ Admission is free, but only exhibition ticket holders may attend.
Beginning in 1932, Chareau was affected by the economic recession, and in 1940 he moved to America to seek out the new world. He remained active there, designing the home and studio of Robert Motherwell, for example. He died in 1950, however, and it was not until the 1990s that his reputation and works experienced a revival in interest. In Japan as elsewhere, he had been thought of as an architect who worked for only a brief period of time between the two World Wars and who produced few works.
The young Chareau launched his career in the Paris branch of the English furniture manufacturer, Waring & Gillow, before striking out on his own in 1919. Beginning in 1922, he started working with the craftsman metalworker Louis Dalbet to create handcrafted lighting and architectural fixtures made of metal. At the 1925 International Exposition of Modern Industrial and Decorative Arts in Paris, he designed the office-library of the French Embassy exhibit, which received considerable attention. The opportunity led to two major commissions, the guesthouse of Reifenberg and the interior design of the Grand Hotel in Tours (both completed in 1927).
AD Classics: Maison de Verre / Pierre Chareau + Bernard Bijvoet
A discussion of the highlights of the exhibit, as well as the life and work of Pierre Chareau.
Lecture: “Architect Pierre Chareau in Time and Space: Furniture, Decoration, and Architecture”
Cite: Brian Pagnotta. “AD Classics: Maison de Verre / Pierre Chareau + Bernard Bijvoet” 27 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed .
In 1932, Chareau completed two interiors (apartments belonging to the Dreyfus family and Fahri family) in which we see Chareau’s style reach full maturity. At the same time, however, France was falling into a deep recession, and Chareau suddenly began to run out of work. In 1937, after completing a small house for his friend Djemel Anik, a dancer of Île-de-France, Chareau moved to the new world of America. Section 3 features works from his final years in America, such as the East Hampton residence One-room House and the home and studio of the artist Robert Motherwell.
Architect Pierre Chareau, architect of the House of Glass, A Modernist in the time of Art Deco Publisher: Kajima Institute Publishing. Available at the museum shop, and from August at bookstores across the country, and online.
The exhibition space was created by MIKAN (Project Lead: Manual Tardits).
This unusual circulation arrangement was resolved by a rotating screen which hid the private stairs from patients during the day, but framed the stairs at night.
Built in 1932, the house uses various industrial and mechanical fixtures juxtaposed with a traditional style of home furnishings all under the transparency and lightness of the façade.
This exhibition, held with the full cooperation of the Centre Pompidou of Paris, introduces the artist Pierre Chareau (1883-1950), who produced unparalleled works of furniture, interior design, and architecture during the 1920s and 30s.
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In the 1920s, Chareau produced a number of furniture and interior pieces for the Exposition of Decorative Arts and the Salon d’Automne. In his work, he drew on the rich traditions of French decor while also focusing on functionality, pioneering new materials and employing new industrial techniques in the process. Section One of the exhibit showcases his representative art deco pieces from the 1920s, including lighting fixtures such as his Table Lamp and Nun Table Lamp (both 1923), and furniture such as the steel tubing chairs designed for the Grand Hotel Tours. Artwork and models by his artistic acquaintances, such as Jacques Lipchitz and Pablo Picasso, are also on display, and visitors can trace Chareau’s blossoming talent as he transitions from interior designer to modern architect. This section also features three pieces from the 1925 Art Deco exposition that were awarded with the Legion of Honor.