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September 2021
Immeuble La Frontale (Jean de Mailly), port de Toulon.
Maison KGET (Bonne & Migozzi Architectes), Côte-Bleue, Marseille.
Duplex à la Cité Radieuse (Le Corbusier), Marseille.
Villa Dollander H et J Prouvé, 1949-1951. Le lavandou

Architecture de Collection

Out of the ordinary

Architecture de Collection is a real estate agency dealing only in outstanding 20th- and 21st-century architecture. It started up in Paris and now has a branch in Marseille, working to discover, promote, preserve and transmit our region’s exceptional modern domestic heritage.

Like an art gallery, it views its stock-in-trade in terms of artistry, technique and history – but in this case, the artworks have walls and roofs. The firm was founded in 2007 by Delphine Aboulker, architect and historian, and Nicolas Libert, businessman and collector. Since then, it’s become a benchmark, with remarkable properties all over France and right across our region from Menton to Grande-Motte. As our townscapes become ever more uniformly boring, homes built by the cream of creative architects point the way to a less humdrum future and offer inspiration for upcoming generations. This firm’s inter-disciplinary team raises public awareness through urban architecture tours with expert guides, talks, courses and heritage consulting. And, to encourage creative architects, it awards the Archinovo prize for contemporary homes. So it’s a hybrid project and a powerful concept, reinventing real estate culture and inviting the public to enjoy and appreciate exceptional buildings. A duplex apartment in Le Corbusier’s Cité Radieuse in Marseille, built in 1952; Henri and Jean Prouvé’s Villa Saint-Clair in Lavandou; a terrace above Toulon harbour in the Frontale building, designed by Jean de Mailly in 1954 and listed as twentieth-century heritage; Art Deco workshops, purist villas, brutalist apartment blocks, organic homes from the Pop Art era: every home on offer makes you want to live differently.

Marseille 1er
64 rue Sainte,  Tél. 06 12 56 46 20.

Paris 2e
21 rue Greneta, Tél. 01 53 00 97 44


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