Film screening

7 October 2023 7-9:30pm

We are pleased to host the first screening of this film in France, in presence of Natascha Drabbe, founder of the Iconic Houses Network.

How did progressive architecture develop in The Netherlands in the past hundred years and what have the residents of ‘normal houses’ gained from the wild experiments that the architects have sometimes carried out? This film has put the strongest examples of innovative, avant-garde residential architecture in the spotlight for you in five themes. In this feature length film, twenty iconic houses across the Netherlands are discussed by experts: from the Amsterdam School and De Stijl to Postmodernism, from Gerrit Rietveld to Mart van Schijndel and many others. There are also famous examples of social housing, an area in which the Netherlands was particularly rich.

Themes addressed in the film include:

  • Hygiene and Health in the Modern Home
  • Palaces for the People
  • A Woman’s Place: Clients & Architects
  • Experiments with Space
  • Home as Self-Portrait: Architect’s Houses

The film is in Dutch with English subtitles

Transportation and program

6:00pm Shuttle departs from Porte d’Auteuil in Paris for Bazoches-sur-Guyonne

7:00pm Arrival Maison Louis Carré

7:30pm Start screening of theme 1 and 2

8:00pm Break

8:30pm Continuation of theme 3, 4 and 5

9:15pm Q&A, discussion

9:45pm Shuttle departs for Porte d’Auteuil in Paris


25€ – Screening + snack&drink

40€ – Screening + snack&drink + shuttle

Reduced price for students, members of the Amis de la Maison Carré and donors of the Iconic Houses Network:

15€ – Screening + snack&drink

30€ – Screening + snack&drink + shuttle