Modernist apartment

Fernand Pouillon architect
Boulogne-Billancourt (92)




3 bedrooms
1 bathroom


A family flat in Boulogne!

Built between 1957 and 1963, the “Point du Jour” residence was awarded the “Patrimoine du XXe siècle” label in 2008. The building’s construction system uses a network of posts close enough together to avoid the use of beams and to make the layout of the flats flexible and adaptable. The residence benefits from superb green spaces that form an integral part of the geometric architectural composition of the complex. With their abundant vegetation and water features, these areas form a real pathway through the monumental buildings, in a quest for harmony between nature and architecture.

On the 3rd floor, this flat spans 101 m² under the Carrez law. It comprises an entrance hall opening onto a beautiful 34 m² lounge, an open-plan kitchen, three bedrooms including a 19 m² bedroom, a bathroom and a dressing room. The living area is bordered by a wall of bay windows that opens onto a balcony. The three bedrooms also feature large windows, each opening onto a second balcony.

The interior spaces are largely open to the outside thanks to full-height bay windows and bathed in natural light.

It is located in the Point-du-Jour residence in the south of Boulogne, near the loop of the Seine and the Île Saint-Germain.

Fernand Pouillon

The architect and town planner Fernand Pouillon (1912-1986) was one of the great builders of the reconstruction years that followed the Second World War in France. He built 50,000 homes, facilities and public buildings in Marseille (reconstruction of the Old Port, 1947-1953, La Tourette housing complex, 1948-1953, Nestlé factory, 1949-1952), Aix-en-Provence, the Paris region (residence du parc de Meudon-la-Forêt, 1957, Point du Jour housing complex in Boulogne-Billancourt, 1959-1963), Algeria and Iran. His designs are characterised by harmonious integration into the site, rigorous proportions, noble materials and the collaboration of sculptors, ceramists and landscape architects.

A veritable architectural laboratory, Boulogne-Billancourt saw the emergence of the foundations of modern architecture. The greatest architects of the 20th century – Le Corbusier, Mallet-Stevens, Patout, Perret, etc. – got their start here. While the legacy of the art of the 3190s has shaped Boulogne-Billancourt’s architectural and urban identity, the town has continued to build high-quality facilities ever since, calling on the greatest names in contemporary architecture.

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Fernand Pouillon


Boulogne-Billancourt (92)