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Clarity_ : un beau projet !

In 1923, Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, better known under the name of Le Corbusier, appealed to the industrialists through his essay "towards an architecture". In this book, which became cult, the legendary architect exposed his ideas of a contemporary architecture specific to his time and decided to free himself from the dictates of classical styles and renaissant obsolete.

Five years later, the ironworker Edmond Wanner responded to this call. The project of the industrialist was simple: to erect a building that would emphasize the capacities of his company, of his craft, in the field of the construction. Inspired by the master's work, Wanner naturally turned to Le Corbusier in order to give substance to his dream.

La Clarté building, also called the glass house, was erected between 1930 and 1932 in Geneva, Switzerland, at the corner of Rue Saint Laurent and Rue Adrien-Lachenal 5 in the Eaux-Vives district. Le Corbusier will put his theories into practice and refine his ideas about construction and materials with the collaboration of Wanner. The clarity was born and was going to define the principles of the architecture to come ...

If the building still waits to be classified by UNESCO - its status will be debated at the 40th Session of the World Heritage Committee from 10 to 20 July 2016 - clarity is already a flagship of Swiss architecture , Recognized for its historical heritage in 86. Recently restored at the request of the state by its co-owners, the ground floor of this building, sheltering a trade, had however not been able to be handed over at the time as is.

UPDATE: The building has been classifiied by UNESCO July 2017, among 12 creations of the architect. 

Today, the clarity is about to regain its original splendor by restructuring its base. La clarté welcomes the project clarity_ of the company art gemmo_, dedicated to bring an essential, sustainable and coherent place to the great international city that is Geneva. And to bring back its share of magic and attraction to one of the most emblematic districts of the city. And guess who looks after his visual identity, communication and interior concept ... Snap Deus!

La clarté en 1932… Moderne, vous avez dit moderne ?