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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Piotr Mikulski (4 months ago)
Currently (2022) is being renovated, not much to see...
Hyo Sik Choi (Afei) (6 months ago)
I came to see Le Corbusier's work, and it was very disappointing that I couldn't see it properly because it was currently undergoing external repairs. However, it was a different experience to be able to see the materials of Corbusier's early works naked.
Karel Geerts (3 years 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
Karel Geerts (3 years ago)
Interesting house for those who love modernist architecture. In summer the house is completely covered by ivy plants. To be able to see them really well, it is best to go outside the green season
Jaroslav N (4 years ago)
Nice design from Le Corbusier.
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