“It’s the free and sensual curve that attracts me, the curve I meet in the mountains of my country or in a woman’s body”. This is how the man who was to mark the architecture of the 20th century with the poetry of the curve and white concrete spoke of his work. Oscar Niemeyer built this complex of eight apartments/villas duplexes at the Pointe Sainte Hospice as an extension of Villa Brazilia during his years of exile in France.
Pedestrian access is via an outside walkway at the rear. The entrance and the kitchen are located in this area, to the west, while to the east a large living room opens widely onto the garden and the swimming pool.
The wall-mounted staircase leads to a very open landing with characteristic curves. Upstairs are the 3 bedrooms with their bathrooms.
Access to the villa can be gained directly through a very wide corridor in the basement which also houses the garages. On this level there are two utility rooms, a shower room with toilet, the laundry room and the boiler room.
Vertical separations between the apartments/villas preserve the privacy of the loggias and private gardens. In their extension, each flat has direct access to the communal outdoor areas and the swimming pool.