Villa Baizeau is located in the suburb of Tunis in Saint Monique (Carthage), is a residential house designed by the Swiss modernist architect Le Corbusier in 1928. The building is the architect's only work in Tunisia.
Lucien Baizeau was director of an important industry that produced building materials "La Tunisoise Industrielle". the company wanted to learn the revolutionary new construction methods that were being tested in Europe. They intended to send one of their employees to Europe for a study trip. They wrote on 6 November 1927 to the French ambassador in Berlin and to the mayor of Stuttgart to obtain information on the Weissenhof Siedlung exhibition held in the autumn. During the same period Lucien Baizeau who spent long periods in France met with Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret in Paris. His purpose was twofold: to learn Le Corbusier methods as much as possible and to commission him a Villa in Tunis. ...... continue here ... >>