The French National Dance Center of Pantin by architect Jacques Kalisz

The Center National de la Danse, formerly the administrative center of the city of Pantin, north of Paris, France, is the work of Jacques Kalisz. In the middle of the 1960s, Jacques Kalisz was 35 years old but not yet an architect. He took advantage of a commission from the mayor of Pantin to design, … Read more

Architectural promenade at the Villa Savoy by Le Corbusier architect

Describing the Villa Savoye as “a true architectural promenade”, the architect Le Corbusier decided to stage the interior of the house and apply his design ideas developed over several years with the help of Jean Jeanneret. After having photographed the Villa Savoy on all its exterior facades in the first part of this report, let’s … Read more

Le Corbusier’s artwork for the “Cité Frugès” near Bordeaux, France

The cité Frugès is a real estate project initiated in the 1920s by the Bordeaux industrialist Henry Frugès with the aim of creating a workers’ housing estate in Pessac, in the suburbs of Bordeaux, France. He called on Le Corbusier, who came with his architect cousin Pierre Jeanneret to design a futuristic housing estate in … Read more

The “Orgues de Flandre”, brutalist apartment buildings in Paris

The German-born architect Martin Schulz Van Treecka student of Jean Ginsberg, designed in the 1970s the “Orgues de Flandre”, a group of social housing buildings in the Villette district in the heart of Paris. Origami architecture for brutalist face-to-face With their spectacular corbels, two buildings, among the six that make up the Orgues de Flandre, … Read more

A contrasted vision of the Confluence Museum in Lyon

Opened in Lyon at the end of 2014, the “Musée des Confluences” designed by the Austrian architectural firm Coop Himmelb(l)au is intended to be a true architectural sculpture.Standing on a huge concrete base, it sits proudly in a unique and rare location for a major city, at the confluence of a majestic river and its … Read more

The ski resort of Flaine, report on an avant-garde high altitude city.

Built in the late 1960s under the direction of Eric Boissonnas, a geophysicist, and the American architect Marcel Breuer, the ski resort of Flaine in Haute-Savoie is a clever cocktail of brutalist architecture, design and open-air art that is unique in the French Alps. Story of cliffs The arrival at the ski resort of Flaine, … Read more

Hidden architecture of Lugdunum museum by Bernard Zehrfuss architect

The French architect Bernard Zehrfuss designed in the 1970s the Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon, now called the Lugdunum Museum. Facing the Gallo-Roman theater of Lyon on the Fourvière hill, the Lugdunum museum is almost invisible from the outside and hides most of its brutalist architecture underground. Destroying a part of the hill to reconstitute it … Read more