Maison Guiette also known as Les Peupliers, is a house in Antwerp designed by Le Corbusier in 1926 and built in 1927. It was the studio and living quarters of René Guiette, a painter and art critic. One of the Franco-Swiss architect's lesser-known works, it is an early example of the International Style.

In July 2016, the house and several other works by Le Corbusier were inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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Founded: 1926-1927
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Karel Geerts (12 months ago)
Interesting home for those who like modernist architecture. In the summer the house is completely covered by ivy plants. Therefore, to be able to see them really well, it is best to look outside the green seasons
Jaroslav N (2 years ago)
Nice design from Le Corbusier.
Mitr Friend (2 years ago)
This is listed under UNESCO as The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier (1 of 17), an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement. However, sadly, this is a private residence like Stoclet Palace and cannot be accessed.
vorel (3 years ago)
Donghan Li (3 years ago)
I thought Ann Demeulemeester lives in there
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