Museum Maison Jeanneret, Chandigarh

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  • This hidden gem is very little known and i hope it stays the same way. Beautifully made house with immense green cover all around and towering trees dating back almost 60 years. In case coming by...  more »
  • Great Place to visit. I visited around month back and have an awesome experience. Will visit soon in near future.  more »
  • Le Corbusier's cousin lived here for 11 years while he finished off his cousin's plans and implemented many of his own. Walter Gropius said he was unjustly overshadowed by his more famous cousin. The....  more »
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  • Great example of architecture economical and nature friendly house must visit
  • One of the best place for Architecture students
  • The first ever house built in Chandigarh was that of Pierre Jeanneret. The home of the city’s first chief architect is located in Sector 5 (no.57) – right opposite the famous Sukhna Lake. Today, this home serves as a museum and tells the story of Jeanneret’s creative genius. If you’ve ever wanted to live in a museum – then this is THE one! In this sweltering heat, the house remains cool owing to its high ceiling and stone-wall exteriors. Well, one can always take ideas for the ideal dream home from here! While working with Grade 6 students on vernacular architecture and sustainable living, we decided to visit this house-museum to soak in some inspiration. The house speaks volumes about the man Pierre Jeanneret must have been: simple, and classy. Building Chandigarh : Pierre Jeanneret lived in this house for 11 years while he and his cousin, the much renowned LeCorbusier were building the city. So to understand this house, is also in a way understanding the city’s architectural vision. The 1950’s were an exciting time for India. Laying the foundation for a modern city, Jawaharlal Nehru had once said: There comes a time, which comes but rarely, when the soul of a nation long suppressed, finds utterance. It was Nehru’s vision that laid the agenda for Chandigarh : it was to be ” a symbol of the Nation’s faith in the future”.
  • This a very small and a very cute little museum, the guides are exrextrem helpful. There is sadly no souvenir shop. It's not very crowded. Parking a car maybe tricky here.
  • Pierre Jeanneret was not only cousin of Le Corbusier, but was also a very good designer. His house where he lived for almost nine years, is one of the most remarkable place in Chandigarh where you can be in touch with history. Still it is unknown to many.... Even in hot summer some of the rooms are literally cool....thanks to the wonderful stone masonry architecture of the house..... There are no fees to visit the houses, and staff is friendly and good....

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