Modernist apartment

Jean Renaudie architect
Ivry-sur-Seine (94)





43 m²
Terrace planted
1 bedroom
1 bathroom


This flat is one of a series of star-shaped buildings in the centre of Ivry-sur-Seine designed by the architect Jean Renaudie in the 1970s. The complex layout of the buildings gives pride of place to gardens and terraces.

With a surface area of 43 m², this flat makes the most of its transparency and open-plan layout. It has a lovely 30 m² living room with open-plan kitchen, a bedroom and a bathroom. Both the living room and bedroom open onto a pleasant planted terrace. A parking space completes the property.

Located in Ivry-sur-Seine, the flat is close to all amenities, shops, schools and transport links. It is a 5-minute walk from metro line 7 and RER line C.

A star-shaped alternative

Keen to offer an alternative to blocks and towers of collective housing, Jean Renaudie built a series of star-shaped buildings in Ivry that spread out over the town centre, a fascinating interweaving of passageways and terraces, raw concrete and vegetation. The complex demonstrates innovation and originality in both its architectural form and the mix of functions, with shops, offices, housing and public facilities blending seamlessly together. The project, which brought the architect international acclaim, has been awarded the “20th Century Heritage” label by the French Ministry of Culture.

In 1978, Jean Renaudie was awarded the Grand Prix National de l’Architecture for his body of work, and the Centre Pompidou, in association with the town of Ivry, held a retrospective exhibition of his work in 2002.

Jean Renaudie

A member of the Atelier de Montrouge, Jean Renaudie (1925-1981) set up his own practice in Ivry-sur-Seine in 1968. His most influential work was the renovation of the centre of this town, on which he worked until his death, and for which he developed urban planning principles that broke with the Modern Movement and the Athens Charter.

He sees the city as “combinatorial”, attempting to implement “a logic of complexity”. For housing that is all different from one another, he designs star-shaped buildings with numerous accessible terraces, pedestrian walkways and complex configurations that allow different functions to interweave.

Jean Renaudie was responsible for a similar urban renewal project in Givors town centre (1974-1981), where he designed a new type of housing.

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Jean Renaudie


Ivry-sur-Seine (94)