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Architecture of France

10 December 2013

1885 – Opéra de Nice, Nice, France

Architect: Francois Aune After the previous opera house on this site burned down after a gas explosion during a performance in 1881, andarchitectural competition was held for a new building. Francois Aune, a...

21 November 2013

1874 – Chateau St. Michael, Cannes, France

Architect: T.T. Smith “Built two miles on the east side of Cannes, on the road towards Golfe Yuan, is situated on an eminence overlooking the Mediterranean, and commanding extensive views over the Estrelle...

11 September 2012

Chateau de Blois, Loire, France

The Royal Château de Blois, residence of several French kings, is located in the center of the town of Blois. In 1429, Joan of Arc was blessed here by the Archbishop of Reims...

11 September 2012

1490s – Chateau de Gien, Loiret, France

Originally constructed at the end of the 14th century, the only remaining vestige of that era is the square tower on the south facade, the Tour “Charlemagne”. The Chateau was remodeled at the...

10 November 2010

1879 – The Hertford British Hospital, Paris, France

Architect: Paul-Ernest Sanson Front Elevation to Rue de Villiers & small ground plan published in The Building News, May 16th 1879. The Hertford British Hospital was founded in 1871 by Sir Richard Wallace...

20 October 2010

1886 – New Hotel de Ville, Neuilly, Paris, France

Architect: M. Andre Perspective View published in The Architect, January 2nd 1886. Largely complete as designed except for the small tower.

11 September 2010

Nesle Church, France

Elevations, Longitudinal Section & Plan published in The Building News, March 13th 1874.

19 August 2010

2006 – Saint-Pierre, Firminy, France

Architect: José Oubrerie, Le Corbusier The last major work of Le Corbusier, it was completed in 2006 forty-one years after his death, by the French architect, José Oubrerie who had been Le Corbusier’s...

19 August 2010

1965 – Unité d’Habitation, Firminy, France

Architect: Le Corbusier Based on the modernist residential housing design principle developed by Le Corbusier, with the collaboration of painter-architect Nadir Afonso. The concept formed the basis of several housing developments designed by...