restaurant du campus du cea à saclay, a set on Flickr.

pictures of the refurbishment of the august perret’s restaurant for the campus of the CEA at saclay, france, by olivier delaittre architects.

bill viola au grand palais, “ascension”.

bill viola au grand palais, “ascension”.

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maison de l’iran, today (06.24.2014)
claude parent, andré bloc, mohsen foroughi and heydar ghiai architects

untitled on Flickr.

maison de l’iran, today (06.24.2014)

claude parent, andré bloc, mohsen foroughi and heydar ghiai architects

maison de l’iran claude parent, andré bloc, mohsen foroughi and heydar ghiai architects

maison de l’iran
claude parent, andré bloc, mohsen foroughi and heydar ghiai architects

tour bois-le-prêtre, a set on Flickr.

A project by Raymond Lopez in 1957, completely disfigured by a renovation in the 1990s and then renovated again by Frédéric Druot and Lacaton & Vassal between 2006 and 2012.

more info here and here

maison du peuple de clichy, a set on Flickr.

Built in 1935 by marcel lods and eugène beaudoin, the program for this building was very complex for its time : it was supposed to have a covered market, offices and meeting rooms, a conference room and a cinema. The architects, along with the engineer vladimir bodianksy and with jean prouvé, created a simple volume with surprising flexibility, with walls on rails that could be easily moved removed to determine spaces according to the needs of the program each day.

Although it was conceived in 1935, the building, with its curtain wall (the first one built in france), it looks extremely contemporary. It was given “national monument” status in 1983, and has been the object of a slow restoration ever since. So slow, actually, that parts of the restored building are already beginning to deteriorate.

more info here

untitled on Flickr.
palais de chaillot léon azema, jacques carlu and louis-hypollite boileau architectes paris, france, 1935-1937
more info here.

untitled on Flickr.

palais de chaillot
léon azema, jacques carlu and louis-hypollite boileau architectes
paris, france, 1935-1937

more info here.

bibliothèque sainte-geneviève

henri labrouste architecte

paris, france, 1851

a masterpiece of the nineteenth century, this library is one of the first buildings with a visible metallic structure in france and in the world. It is a tour de force in lightness.

you can see the photos in higher quality here and learn more about the building here. if you wish to see it in relation to its environment, click here.