Dominique Perrault will discuss in his lecture mainly the use of glass in facades and interiors.
A combination of contemporary architecture, late-19th century architecture and attention to landscape and garden design
The cultural importance of the ‘grands projects’ Mitterrand can hardly be overestimated. In the wake of the big architectural state assignments everywhere in France a new architecure language is found.
The fragmentation of larger wholes in spatial cinematic scenography. The attention to the outside, not coincidentally rest area, but to shape space.
La Saline Royale, de Claude-Nicolas Ledoux + Notre Dame du Haut in Ronchamp (1950) Le Corbusier.
By use of esoteric techniques and by using foreign engravings, the orator tries to fathom the inner life of this master and spares neither God nor Fatherland.
Trois Concours à Paris
During the trip to Paris in May 1989 we have visited in Marne La Vallée the gorgeous Ecole Supérieure d’Ingénieurs ESIEE. Three months later, Dominique Perrault won the competition of la “très grande” bibliothèque de France, the most extensive presidential project in Paris, and at the same time the largest building with cultural function in the world.
A contamination of the concepts ‘deconstruction’ and ‘visited’. The Parc de la Villette by Bernard Tschumi, among other things can be interpreted as a metaphor for an urban vision of the expansion of the Parisian center.
The shining white buildings illustrate the very private process of De Portzamparc. The building program is decomposed and worked trough into its elements and reassembled into autonomous architectural fragments.
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