Speaking of the ever-popular Le Corbusier, here’s a peek inside the the Swiss-French architect’s only building in Latin America among the 17 that were recently designated as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.
Located in La Plata, Argentina, Maison Curutchet was designed in 1949 for surgeon Dr. Pedro Domingo Curutchet. Though Le Corbusier never visited the site or met the doctor, the two exchanged correspondences by letter. Le Corbusier also sent a list of local architects he believed would be able to execute his vision, and the project eventually landed in the hands of one of Argentina’s premier modern architects, Amancio Williams.
Attached to an existing building, the open-facade, four-story home was completed in 1953 and includes a ground-floor medical office. A tree grows in the courtyard and extends up through a central atrium. A series of columns and grid-like volumes figure throughout the structure, which is now being leased to a Buenos Aires-based architecture college and is open to the public for tours. Head to Dezeen for the full story.