French architect Claude Parent, whose work lies equally in written theory and physical structures, designed Villa Drusch, a home which embodies his “theory of oblique architecture.” Built in Versailles in 1963, the home is a literal embodiment of his theory. Constructed primarily of concrete, Villa Drusch appears to be a home turned on its side, a bold architectural move which still evokes interest today. 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.
Lounge chairs from Warren Platner and Charles and Ray Eames compliment the interior. Also seen is a rare 1970's Molteni Desk by Vittorio Parigi and Nani Prina.
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Posted by switch-smith at 6:34 PM . Monday, September 21, 2009