News of the film coming out soon on the life of Eileen Gray, ‘The Price of Desire’, reminded me of her wonderfully situated “Maison en bord de mer”, E.1027, which Gray designed with Jean Badovici at Cap Martin Roquebrune, 1926-29. The house was published in the journal L’architecture vivante in 1929. In addition to the text entitled ‘De l’eclectisme au doute’ by Gray and Baldovici and a short description of the house, there are several plates showing plans of the house and furniture, as well as photographs of the interior like this one of the living room. The colour in this image was applied afterwards and is known as the ‘pochoir’ technique. The AA Library holds an incomplete run of the journal from 1923-33, and a complete run of the facsimile version published by Trewin Copplestone Pub. Co., London, in 1975.
Image: L’architecture vivante, automne & hiver 1929, Editions Albert Morance. Grande salle (en couleur), Eileen Gray and Jean Badovici, E.1027, Cap Martin Roquebrune, 1926-29