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Architecture of France

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...

30 June 2010

1731 – Hôtel Biron (Musée Rodin), Paris

Architect: Jacques Gabriel & Jean Aubert The Hôtel Biron is an hôtel particulier, built by Jacques Gabriel and his associate designer Jean Aubert, in 1728-31. Since 1919 it has housed the Musée Auguste...

25 June 2010

1863 – New Mairie, Paris

As published in The Builder, November 14 1863.

21 June 2010

1860 – Palais de la Bourse, Lyon, France

Architect: René Dardel Designed as a multipurpose building to house the Chamber of Commerce and the Commercial Court as well as a museum of art and industry, construction started in 1856 and the...

21 June 2010

1674 – Hotel de Ville, Lyon, France

Architect: Jules Hardouin-Mansart The Town Hall on place des Terreaux, was rebuilt in 1674 after a fire, by architects Jules Hardouin-Mansart and Robert de Cotte. In 1792 during the French Revolution, the half-relief...

21 June 2010

1993 – Opéra Nouvel, Lyon, France

Architect: Jean Nouvel In 1756, one of the first opera houses created inside an existing freestanding building was opened in Lyon. It was designed by Jacques-Germain Soufflot, the architect of the Panthéon in...

21 June 2010

1875 – Villa for Baron S. St.Trivier, Lyon, France

Architect: T.T. Smith Published in The Building News, January 22nd 1875.

19 May 2010

1929 – Villa Savoye, Poissy, France

Architect: Le Corbusier Situated at Poissy, outside of Paris, the Villa Savoye is one of the most recognisable architectural icons of the International Style. The Villa Savoye was designed as a weekend country...

01 December 2009

Palais du Louvre, Paris

A castle was built here around 1190 as a stronghold on the river bank, and in 1370 this castle was converted into a Palace on the orders of King Charles V. This was...