La Maison De La Celle-Saint-Cloud By Jean Pierre Raynaud
Opened in 1974, Jean Pierre Raynaud designed ‘La Maison de La Celle-Saint-Cloud’ in Paris, a house and art installation comprised entirely of white tiles. The obsessive construction of the house’s walls, floors, ceilings and fixed furniture were all coated with white 15cm x 15cm ceramic tiles with black joints. Covered with a mass-produced article, the architect wanted to produce an absolute space, controlled by a regular grid.
La Maison de La Celle-Saint-Cloud closed down in 1988 and was subsequently knocked down in 1993. The remaining fragments are exhibited in various installations at CAPC and The Museum of Contemporary Art in Bordeaux.
All images © Jean Pierre Raynaud