Pavillon de l'Esprit Nouveau was a model home constructed for the 1925 International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts in Paris, France.
The building was designed by Swiss architects Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret.
The Pavillon was conceived of as a modular dwelling that could be combined with others like it to form a larger block. The building measured 2,200 square feet (200 mq) and utilized an open plan. A lower floor held living spaces and a kitchen while a second floor held bedrooms and a bathroom.
In designing the building, Le Corbusier and Jeanneret aesthetically and ideologically diverged from the Art Deco style which dominated the exhibition. The architects, viewing architecture as too removed from human needs, emphasized function and sought to drastically diminish decoration. In order to reduce the need for decorative furniture, Le Corbusier and Jeanneret included a myriad of built-in-furniture including cabinets and shelves.
In 1977 Glauco Gresleri, Giuliano Gresleri and Jose Oubrerie constructed an exact replica of the building in Fiera District, Bologna, Italy for the SAIE construction exhibition. The architects completed the project was in collaboration with Fondation Le Corbusier.
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