Page C1.1 . 14 November 2001                     
ArchitectureWeek - Culture Department
NEWS   |   DESIGN   |   BUILDING   |   DESIGN TOOLS   |   ENVIRONMENT   |   BUILDING CULTURE
< Prev Page Next Page >
 
CULTURE
 
  •  
  • Art Sites Paris
     
  •  
  • Postcard from London
     
  •  
  • Collision in New York, 1945
     
  •  
  • Preserving Doo-Wop

     
    AND MORE
      Current Contents
      Blog Center
      Download Center
      New Products
      Products Guide
      Classic Home
      Architecture Forum
      Architects Directory
      Topics Library
      Complete Archive
      Web Directory
      About ArchWeek
      Search
      Subscribe & Contribute
      Free Newsletters
       

     
    QUIZ

    [an error occurred while processing this directive]

    Art Sites France

    by Sidra Stich

    In art-SITES France, one in a series of travel books, art historian and travel writer Sidra Stich explains the art and architecture of the places she visits in a way no conventional travel book does. Here is her view of a few notable buildings in Paris and the provinces.

    Palais des Droits de l'Homme, 1989-95

    Richard Rogers, the architect who designed Centre Pompidou with Renzo Piano, has once again created a creatively eccentric, high-tech building. But here the industrial aesthetic is not as brash; color articulation is limited to red accents; and priority is given to a geometry of cylinders and curves. This is late-20th-century design, steeped in advanced technology and architectural prowess though tempered by a quotient of dazzling grace and refinement.

    The building (housing the Human Rights Center of the European Community in Strasbourg), a monumental structure wrapping around a corner plot of land, is composed of various distinct units.

    This article is excerpted from Art-SITES France by Sidra Stich, with permission of the publisher, art-SITES Press.

     

    Continue...

    ArchWeek Image

    Palais des Droits de l'Homme in Strasbourg, France by Richard Rogers.
    Photo: Sidra Stich

    ArchWeek Image

    Bus Stop by Philippe Starck, inspired by the crocodile — the city symbol of Nīmes.
    Photo: Sidra Stich

     

    Click on thumbnail images
    to view full-size pictures.

     
    < Prev Page Next Page > Send this to a friend       Subscribe       Contribute       Advertise       Privacy       Comments
    GREAT BUILDINGS   |   DISCUSSION   |   SCRAPBOOK   |   COMMUNITY   |   BOOKS   |   FREE 3D   |   ARTIFICE   |   SEARCH
      ArchitectureWeek.com © 2001 Artifice, Inc. - All Rights Reserved