The Clarté Building

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Genf: A1 - La Praille dir Acacias

Genf: A1 - La Praille dir Acacias

Genf: Tunnel

Genf: Tunnel

Genf: A1 - Vengeron - dir. Lausanne

Genf: A1 - Vengeron - dir. Lausanne

Genf: Route de Meyrin

Genf: Route de Meyrin

Genf: Route des Jeunes, Les Acacias, en direction de Carouge

Genf: Route des Jeunes, Les Acacias, en direction de Carouge

Genf: Pont de la Machine

Genf: Pont de la Machine

This building at 2-4 rue Saint-Laurent (in the Villereuse area) can appear out-of-date these days, but when it was designed by the famous Swiss architect Le Corbusier in 1931-32, it was really a very futuristic project. Everything is made with steel and glass. The metallic frame frees the interior walls from all supporting functions.

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The Clarté Building is one of the amazing creations designed by Swiss architect Le Corbusier.
In 1932, the architect worked together with a wrought iron craftsman to create the Clarté Building with its walls of glass that enable the light to shine through. This avant-garde masterpiece is now a historical monument. Made of both rigid and fragile materials, this building is also called the "glass house".
Located at the top of the Eaux-Vives district, this building is home to 48 apartments and offices.

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