Rem Koolhaas, Julien Monfort, Jeroen Thomas, Yo Yamagata, Jeanne Gang, Chris Dondorp Lemoine House (Maison à Bordeaux), Floirac, Bordeaux, France 1994-98

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This house, designed for a couple and their three children, reflects the physical needs of the husband, who, following an automobile accident, uses a wheelchair. The architect conceived the project as three houses on top of one another. A very large lift, open on all sides, travels between the three levels. Like an itinerant room, it moves alongside a three-story wall of shelves that hold books, files, artworks, and wine within the husbands easy reach.

Gallery label from Born out of Necessity, March 2, 2012–January 28, 2013.
Architectural firm
OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture)
Aluminum, plastic, metal, composite board, rock, electric lights and motor
12 7/8 x 52 1/8 x 18 3/16" (32.7 x 132.4 x 46.2 cm)
Gift of Patricia Phelps de Cisneros in honor of Terence Riley
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© 2024 Rem Koolhaas
Architecture and Design

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