Towns are made from houses – Jean-Pierre Watel (1933-2016)
Richard Klein

Jean-Pierre Watel (1933-2016) has not been forgotten in the history of contemporary architecture. Gérard Monnier recounts the architect’s success in the 1960’s, his single-family houses and a domestic modernity largely linked to his design of North European-style houses: a central living room, an assumed horizontality and large sections of glass. His main constructions were mentioned or have featured in the professional magazines as well as in the more mainstream press - ensuring recognition from his peers and the aspirations of potential clients. The houses grouped together into new towns were also lavishly commented on for their stylistic affiliations

Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Jean-Pierre Watel, Modern housing.

Issue 63
Year 2020
Pages 89-91

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