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Pierre Jeanneret
(Swiss, 1896-1967)
 
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1896
Born in Geneva, Switzerland
 
1913-1919
Studies architecture at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Geneva, with a period of service in the Swiss Army in 1916–17
 
1920
January: leaves Switzerland and works for the Perret brothers in Paris
Designs the covers for the magazine L’Esprit nouveau, founded in October
 
1921
July: while continuing with the Perrets, begins to work on the Berque commission with his cousin Le Corbusier Berque house project (Paris)
Salon d’Automne (Paris)
Apartment block/villas program for the Société Franco-Américaine (Paris)
Gault house project (Paris)
 
1923-1924
Besnus house (Vaucresson)
Ozenfant artist’s studio (Paris)
Raoul La Roche and Lotti Raaf-Jeanneret house (Paris)
Studios for sculptors Lipchitz, Mietschaninoff and Canale (Boulogne-sur-Seine)
 
1925-1927
Cité Frugès (Pessac)
Apartment block/villas program and the Voisin Plan for Paris (1925)
L’Esprit nouveau pavilion (Paris, 1925)
Palais du Peuple dormitory (Paris, 1926)
Minimum house project (1926)
Cook house (Boulogne-sur-Seine, 1926)
Guiette house (Antwerp, 1926)
Two houses for Weissenhof in Stuttgart (1927)
Plainex houses (Paris, 1927)
Competition for the League of Nations building in Geneva (1927) - eliminated after the second phase
 
1928-1929
Church house (Ville d’Avray)
Creation of a line of furnishings by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, and Charlotte Perriand: “Tubes d’avion” table, closets, armchair with tilting back, tilting chaise longue, “Grand confort” armchair (1928)
Villa Savoye (Poissy, 1929-31)
Loucheur houses
Centrosoyuz office block (Moscow)
Stand at the Salon d’Automne (Paris, 1929)
 
1930-1933
Clarté apartment block (Geneva, 1930-32)
Villa for Madame de Mandrot (near Toulon, 1931)
Palace of the Soviets (Moscow, 1931)
De Beistegui penthouse (Paris, 1931)
Swiss Pavilion at the Cité Universitaire (Paris, 1932-33)
Cité du Refuge (Paris, 1932-33)
Apartment block for the Paris-Parc des Princes real estate company, Rue Nungesser-et-Coli (Paris, 1932-34)
Project for the Schweiz Rentenanstalt building (Zurich, 1933)
4th CIAM congress (Athens, 1933)
 
1934-1935
Urbanization projects for Stockholm, Antwerp, Algiers, Nemours, Zlin
Peyron holiday house (Les Mathes)
Ferme Radieuse cooperative village project
Furnishings for a bachelor apartment at the Exposition Universelle (Brussels, 1935)
 
1936-1937
Redevelopment of slum district no. 6 (Paris)
Cartesian skyscraper project
Centre National de Réjouissance in Bois de Vincennes
Dry mounted aluminum bivouac shelter, with Charlotte Perriand and engineer A. Tournon
Prototype of the sanitary unit in the Union des Artistes Modernes pavilion, with Jean Prouvé and Charlotte Perriand
As part of the preparations for the 1937 International Exhibition:
Project A – housing exhibition
Project B – Unité d’Habitation: the Bastion Kellermann housing block
Project C – Center for Contemporary Aesthetics for the exhibition
Project D – Pavillon des Temps Nouveaux also known as the Musée d’Éducation Populaire
 
1938-1939
Ideal Home Exhibition (London)
“Unlimited growth” museum
“Maison à sec”
Winter sport resort in the Vallée de Vars
Biology research station (Roscoff)
Late 1939: designs light buildings for war refugees. Projects forportal frame buildings with Le Corbusier and Jean Prouvé (temporary schools, village club, housing, etc.)
12 December 1939: creation of the Bureau Central de Construction (BCC) by Georges Blanchon, with Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand, and Jean Prouvé
 
1939-1940
Demountable portal frame structures for the SCAL at Issoire, with Jean Prouvé: housing, dormitories, club, design building, refectory, infirmary, offices, etc.
House projects for the S.P.A (Lannemezan, 1940)
Murondin Project
June-December 1940: stays at Ozon in southwestern France with Le Corbusier and his wife Yvonne
5 December 1940: Pierre Jeanneret joins the BCC in Grenoble; Le Corbusier remains aloof
 
1941-1944
Furniture for Georges Blanchon’s office (sideboard, table, desk, screen)
F 8×8 BCC houses with Jean Prouvé (1941-42) in Saint-Auban, Gardanne, Salindres, Brignoles, Lunel, Bédarieux
Furniture for Jean Prouvé’s family
“101” transportable house
Furniture and fittings for the home of the sports director at the Solvay plant in Dombasle
Furnishings for the L’Équipement de la Maison company
Designs the acronym for the FFI (French Forces of the Interior)
Designs the École des Cadres (Uriage)
F 8×8 – BAPJ house with Jean Prouvé (1944)
 
1945-1946
Urban development project for Grenoble on the Fort Robeau site
Refits the Isère département Prefecture building
Office block project for the Lion Noir company (Lyon)
17 October 1946: he declines Le Corbusier’s invitation to join the ATBAT constructors group
Trip to the United States: crosses the country with Alexander Calder
Contract with Knoll for “Chair 92”
 
1947-1949
Master plan for Puteaux
Project for a block of 200 apartments (Puteaux)
Projects for chalets in the Alps
Project for the FT house in the Paris suburbs
Called on by Le Corbusier for the renovation of the facades of the Swiss pavilion at the Cité Internationale Universitaire and the Cité du Refuge (Paris)
Plouet house (Ile de Bréhat)
Vocational High School (Béziers, with Domingo Escorsa)
Holiday house project (Frontignan)
 
1951-1965
January 1951: Pierre Jeanneret joins the team commissioned by the Indian government to build Chandigarh, the new capital of Punjab, with Le Corbusier, Maxwell Fry, and Jane Drew.
Works with Maxwell Fry and Jane Drew until 1954, then on his own with the Chandigarh architects and engineers office.
Numerous programs: individual and collective accommodations for all social classes, the Chandigarh Architects’ Agency, schools, university dormitories, hospitals, library, etc.
Furniture for Chandigarh’s public buildings: High Court, Secretariat, Legislative Assembly, Library, etc.
Gandhi Bhavan, memorial to Gandhi.
Boat prototypes.
Urban development and architectural work in Pandoh, Sundernagar, Slapper, Ahmedabad, and Talwara. Coordinates the oversight teams for the monumental esplanade designed for the Capitol by Le Corbusier, notably including the Legislative Assembly, the High Court, the Secretariat, and other, more modest building such as the museum and the school of architecture.
 
1965
August: for health reasons he returns to live with his niece Jacqueline Jeanneret in Switzerland
 
1967
4 December: Pierre Jeanneret dies in Geneva
   
 
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