Maison Guiette

Maison Guiette also known as Les Peupliers, is a house in Antwerp, Belgium, designed by Le Corbusier in 1926 and built in 1927.[1] It was the studio and living quarters of René Guiette, a painter and art critic.[2] One of the Franco-Swiss architect's lesser-known works, it is an early example of the International Style.

Maison Guiette
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Maison Guiette
LocationAntwerp, Antwerp (province), Belgium
Part ofThe Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement
CriteriaCultural: (i), (ii), (iv)
Inscription2016 (40th Session)
Area0.0103 ha (1,110 sq ft)
Buffer zone6.7531 ha (726,900 sq ft)
Coordinates51°11′1.2″N 4°23′35.7″E
Location of Maison Guiette in Belgium

Rene Guiette asked Le Corbusier to design a house modelled on the 1925 Pavilion de l'Esprit Nouveau. Guiette drew lifelong inspiration from the house using gouache and experimental photography [3]

The house and the Guiette artwork was the subject of an exhibition at the 9H gallery London.

In July 2016, the house and several other works by Le Corbusier were inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.[4]


  1. "Maison Guiette, Anvers, Belgique, 1926". Fondation Le Corbusier. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
  2. "Les peupliers". Retrieved 26 November 2015.
  3. Architects Journal 6 may 1987 p.7
  4. "The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier". UNESCO World Heritage Centre. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Retrieved 19 July 2016.

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