Two weeks ago we have showed you one residential building in Paris by the architect, Jean Ballabur. This time we have here another modernist experimental Parisian housing by one of the most important French modernist architect.
Now we are reporting about the late modernist architect Roger Anger (1923 - 2008) who worked in Paris mainly and in the second half of the last century he built there many experimental residential buildings. Anger`s buildings in Paris have their own very specific style based on the construction of the stacked geometric boxes.
Anger did not work in Paris only, but his architectural work has a worldwide scale too. Because Anger was the architect on the Auroville project in India. Founded in 1968 by Mirra Alfassa (since her definitive settling in India called "The Mother"), Auroville is meant to be a universal town where men and women of all countries are able to live in peace and progressive harmony, above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities. In this social utopian project, the modern architecture played its prime time. Anger is responsible for the many residential as well as office and educational buildings there.
But back to his work in Paris which is represented by this house very well. Designed in 1959 by Anger in collaboration with Mario Heymann and Pierre Puccinelli, the residential building at rue des Pyrénées is the finest example of his structural geometric forms of the period. Sculptural forms of the facade are typical for their author who built in the 1950s and 1960s many similar buildings in Paris. Boxed-shaped style culminated in Anger`s work in the Ile Verte project in Grenoble. Three high-rise residential buildings were designed and built by Anger in collaboration with Pierre Puccinelli between 1963 - 1967.
Our house, except nice facade, has a dramatic entrance and inside court area with the cantilevered roof. The house represents high quality of the architecture of the apartment buildings in France during 1950s and 1960s.
Photo by OKOLO