The Fondation Louis Vuitton is a center for contemporary creations in the Bois de Boulogne. Architect of the cloud-like structure was the American architect Frank O. Gehry. The extraordinary building was opened in 2014.
Buildings by Frank O. Gehry:
The pedestrian bridge in the east of Paris spans from the National Library to the Parc de Bercy. The curved bridge of Dietmar Feichtinger was opened in 2006. The "Passerelle Simon Beauvoir" connects the river walk below with the promenade above. The bridge connects two sides of the river on two different levels.
The architects Jakob + MacFarlane transformed a warehouse on the River Seine into the center for fashion and design. A futuristic steel glass object was hung at the old concrete structure of the hall in 2008. "La Cité de la Mode et du Design" is like a bright, green parasite overgrowing the old building.
The Musee du quai Branly by Jean Nouvel was opened in 2006. The building consists of a curved glass façade which takes up the curvature of the nearby river Seine. Colored cubes stand out of the building and parts of the façade where planted (photo) by Patrick Blanc.
One of the largest parks in Paris was built on the former slaughterhouse in 1983. The Swiss architect Bernard Tschumi designed the Parc de la Villette with 26 red cubes "Folies" that stand on a grid in the park. The deconstructivist elements structure the park and are connected by paths and footbridges. The center of the park is the Canal de l 'Ourcq, which cuts through the green space. The Parc de la Villette offers other architectural sights, such as the Philharmonie de Paris by Jean Nouvel or the Cité de la musique by Christian de Portzamparc.
Buildings by Tschumi:
The housing project of Emile Aillaud consists of 18 towers, the tallest is 105 m high. The rounded facades are decorated with tiles, whose patterns and the shape of the floorplan reminds of clouds (French Nuages). The residential towers in Nanterre were completed in 1977.
Le Corbusier built the Villa for the family Savoye in 1931. The building is regarded as an icon of architecture. The transitions from indoor to outdoor areas make the house very special.
Buildings by Le Corbusier:
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