Modern flat with balcony

Jean Ginsberg et François Heep architects
Paris 16th



63 m²
Balcony: 8 m²
1 bedroom
1 bathroom


A flat with balcony in one of Paris’s most beautiful corner buildings

This superb modern building, designed by Jean Ginsberg in 1934, is a total work of art, with the architect having designed the entire décor, right down to the light fittings.

On a high floor, this flat offers 63 m² of living space.

It comprises an entrance hall, a lounge with a dining area that opens onto a 7 m² balcony, a separate fitted kitchen, a bedroom and a bathroom. There is also a cellar.

With lift. Renovation work to be carried out.

It is located in the southern part of the 16th arrondissement, very close to the Seine.

A modern reinterpretation of the rotunda building

Jean Ginsberg’s second Parisian building, constructed in collaboration with architect François Heep using a reinforced concrete framework clad in stone, is a reinterpretation of the Parisian rotunda building.

Here, the usual rotunda corner takes the form of a smooth cylinder, clad with horizontal windows and topped by a planted terrace. On either side of this cylinder, the two façades have an inverted geometry. One is solid and massive, punctuated by entablature windows, while the other is light and airy, with balconies for the flats.

Jean Ginsberg

Of Polish origin, Jean Ginsberg (1905-1983) belonged to the first generation of modernist architects trained by Robert Mallet-Stevens and Le Corbusier. He studied architecture in France at the École spéciale d’architecture, where Robert Mallet-Stevens was teaching at the time, and then joined Joseph Marrast’s studio at the École des beaux-arts. After completing his studies, he spent a few months working for Le Corbusier, then André Lurçat, before opening his own studio in 1930. His training with avant-garde figures influenced his work, both aesthetically and constructively.

The buildings he built in Paris, designed for a wealthy clientele, combined modern façades with new standards of comfort. In the 16th arrondissement, he designed several buildings with a distinctly modern look, such as 42 avenue de Versailles, with its semi-circular corner, and 5 avenue Vion-Whitcomb, with its graphic façade, which he built with his partner François Heep.

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Jean Ginsberg


Paris 16ème