E.1027: Maison en bord de mer a prototypical vacation residence

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https://doi.org/10.52200/60.A.2FBNPFW4

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Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Modern housing

Abstract

The house by the sea — Maison en Bord de Mer — formed the basis of Eileen Gray’s spatial research, in this case applied to a vacation residence. The subsequent sequences of programmatic and typological researches into summer vacation facilities exemplifies Eileen Gray’s interest in generalizing the comprehension and acceptance of compact places of abode during vacations. Her ability to thoroughly project a comprehensive and mutually supportive program for a large organization such as a vacation center was the ultimate result of these paths of research. Even though the project was never realized, its timing and documentation proves Eileen Gray’s pioneering spirit.

How to Cite

Wang, W. (2019). E.1027: Maison en bord de mer a prototypical vacation residence. Docomomo Journal, (60), 66–70. https://doi.org/10.52200/60.A.2FBNPFW4

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2019-07-01

Author Biography

Wilfried Wang, The University of Texas at Austin

(b. Hamburg) Studied architecture in London; taught at the PNL, Bartlett, GSD, ETH Zürich, ETSAUN.

With Barbara Hoidn, founder of Hoidn Wang Partner in Berlin. Professor at SoA UT Austin. Chair of the Schelling Architecture Foundation; member of Konstakademien, CICA, Akademie der Künste; Dr. h.c. from KTH; honorary member of OA.

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