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    04.08.06 Paris program

    Nkiru Apr 8 '06 4

    So here we are finishing up the semester at the Rice School of Architecture program in Paris, and since I haven't posted anything ALL SEMESTER LONG -- here's a rundown of the greatest hits we've seen in Paris so far.

    Going back to Houston Texas after this is not going to be easy.

    just some shots from around town . . .

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    . . . and tourists

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    this is the view from August Perret's one-time office. not bad, n'est pas?


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    napolean's tomb -- it's really that big.


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    Lucio Costa and Le Corbusier's building for Brazilian students at La Cite Universitaire.

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    Cobusier's Suisse Pavilion at Cite Universitaire. There are other Corbusier photos that I will not torture the community with. I have an idea, let's NOT see the staircase at Villa Savoye from every angle again.

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    Look familiar? It's the French suburbs.

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    and French architects in the French suburbs.

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    coolest building on earth. Niemeyer's communist party headquarters.

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    More suburbs.
    Cergy, France: the town that postmodernism built. if I had to live in this Leon Krier-inspired pit, I'd burn up s**t too.

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    public art in Cergy. I think they filmed a Duran Duran video here . . .

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    thanks for looking. thanks for reading.

     

     
    • 4 Comments

    • musty!
      Apr 8, 06 6:51 pm

      awesome. +_+

      grid
      Apr 12, 06 6:02 pm

      nice pictures, thanks.

      angeljen
      Sep 18, 06 4:58 pm

      whoo hoo wendy... keep the rice blog alive :)

      Timelyspace
      Dec 1, 06 11:49 am

      Nice pictures. I've also visited the PCF of Niemeyer when I was student in Paris. The curve is gracious and the form is sublime, the feeling at the entrance is fantastic...

      France is a place of contradiction, that's the essence of art...

      Bonne continuation!

      A HKer in France

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