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Old April 30th, 2013, 01:09 AM   #4881
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thanks for the great construction updates! I especially like the LV Foundation - the design is just superb.
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Old April 30th, 2013, 01:24 AM   #4882
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Balard, Fondation Louis Vuitton and la Philamornie are great examples that we don't need tall towers to be modern.
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Old April 30th, 2013, 02:24 AM   #4883
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New schools in Paris

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Old April 30th, 2013, 02:29 AM   #4884
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Fondation Louis Vuitton pour la création

Reportage par milo92 de pss-archi.eu, le 28 avril 2013 :















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A new tower for La Défense ?

Will the biggest european business district welcome a new tower ?

The project is in the consultation phase. What is sure it is to develop the interchange Rose de Cherbourg (with the interchange transformed into a hanging garden), but the new development will also create 2 new spaces for highrises

Interchange Rose de Cherbourg


Here is the pdf :
http://www.epadesa.fr/fileadmin/site...-cherbourg.pdf

For the moment, the only project that was implanted at this space was Wilmotte's project for Signal.


It is not the same contest, but the tower will be at this place.
Our Delphic Oracle (alpin13) says that it is a 280m-high Portzamparc tower.

According to the official document from EPADESA, the winner of the "Rose de Cherbourg" contest will be announced in spring. So now
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Old April 30th, 2013, 11:26 PM   #4886
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The Medieval royal palace of France in the Cité ("City") of Paris has been restored. I discovered that as I crossed the Cité last week.

During the Middle Ages, Paris was divided in three parts:
- the Cité, i.e. the central island surrounded by the Seine. It was the central nucleus of Paris, where the royal power (royal palace) and church power (cathedral and bishop's palace) were located. It gave its name to the "City" of London.
- the Ville, i.e. the Right Bank, which was the commercial part of Paris, where the City Hall was located, and where most merchants lived and traded
- the Université, i.e. the Left Bank, which was the scholarly part of Paris, home of the Sorbonne, the largest university in Europe during the Middle Ages. The Left Bank was studded with "collèges" built by noblemen, high clerics, and even foreign associations of students, and where the students studied, took their dinners, and slept. The collège de Sorbon was just one of the "collèges". All the colleges together formed to the Université de Paris. The concept of colleges spread to England and is now standard fixture in Anglo-Saxon countries at the university level, but very oddly, it has disappeared in France, and nearly all the Medieval colleges on the Left Bank have been demolished over time.

The royal palace in the Cité was the main royal palace where the Capetian kings sat during the Middle Ages. It was also the seat of the Curia regis (the "king's court"), which later became the Parlement/Parliament, which later became the current supreme court of France. The kings left the palace after 1360, and it was then used solely by the Parlement (same as what happened with Westminster Palace).

The restored royal palace:

[img]http://i44.************/2psj9y8.jpg[/img]

They have recreated the golden chevrons on the pointed roof of the Clock Tower at the north-eastern angle of the palace as they existed before the French Revolution (I was totally unaware of it before last week, since they had disappeared for more than 200 years):

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They have also restored the king's clock, built in 1371 under King Charles V, and which is one of the oldest clocks in Europe. It had been greatly damaged at the time of the French Revolution, because it was a symbol of royal power, and already restored in 1852.

That's the king's clock before last year's restoration:
[img]http://i47.************/34hz58y.jpg[/img]

And that's the clock now, as I discovered it last week while I was crossing the Cité:
[img]http://i47.************/518p77.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i46.************/auti0m.jpg[/img]

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[img]http://i45.************/2yvkppj.jpg[/img]

The only thing that I don't really like with this restoration is how they have replaced the fleurs de lys that we're used to with a 16th century version of the fleurs de lys which had been painted on the clock in 1586 but which are not really recognizable as fleurs de lys. I prefer the traditional model of the fleurs de lys (which you can see in the pre-restoration picture above).

[img]http://i48.************/289g19s.jpg[/img]

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Old May 1st, 2013, 01:16 AM   #4887
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During the Middle Ages, Paris was divided in three parts:
- the Cité, i.e. the central island surrounded by the Seine. It was the central nucleus of Paris, where the royal power (royal palace) and church power (cathedral and bishop's palace) were located. It gave its name to the "City" of London.
- the Université, i.e. the Left Bank, which was the scholarly part of Paris, home of the Sorbonne, the largest university in Europe during the Middle Ages. The Left Bank was studded with "collèges" built by noblemen, high clerics, and even foreign associations of students, and where the students studied, took their dinners, and slept. The collège de Sorbon was just one of the "collèges". All the colleges together formed to the Université de Paris. The concept of colleges spread to England and is now standard fixture in Anglo-Saxon countries at the university level, but very oddly, it has disappeared in France, and nearly all the Medieval colleges on the Left Bank have been demolished over time.
Beautiful photos.
However, where did you get this information from? I have never heard any of it before, and cannot find evidence to support it anywhere!
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Old May 1st, 2013, 02:28 AM   #4888
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Beautiful Paris, so much influence on the world
I imagine people in the Middle Ages standing in front of the clock at the bottom of the Royal Palace

That should be great to have new developments at this place of Paris.
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Old May 1st, 2013, 04:17 PM   #4889
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However, where did you get this information from? I have never heard any of it before, and cannot find evidence to support it anywhere!
Well the English words "city" and "college", and their associated concepts, both came from French "cité" and "collège".

The most ancient collège of the University of Paris, the Collège des Dix-Huit, was founded in 1180 (by Josse of London, incidentally; there were lots of English students at the University of Paris at the time). Source here, on pages 67-68: http://books.google.fr/books?id=kSHO...don%22&f=false

The most ancient college in England, on the other hand, University College in Oxford, was founded only in 1249, by John of Durham, a man who had been a student at the University of Paris and who was a leader of the group of the students who left the University of Paris and relocated to Oxford after the University of Paris strike of 1229.

The University of Paris was the largest and most renowned in Europe during the Middle Ages. There are many sources that attest to that. For example here on page 150: http://books.google.fr/books?id=gdRD...page&q&f=false

In fact the word "university" itself was created in Paris ("universitas magistrorum", which gave "université" in French and "university" in English) to refer to the University of Paris, the Universitas (it was not even needed to mention the city, as everybody back then understood it referred to the University of Paris).

It's estimated about 10,000 students from all over Europe attended the University of Paris in a given year. They made up 5% of the population of Paris (which had about 200,000 inhabitants and was the largest city in Europe). At the end of the Middle Ages, the University of Paris was made up of nearly 50 colleges, almost all of them located on the Left Bank, which was referred to as l'Université (as opposed to la Cité and la Ville, as I've already explained.).

Nearly all the colleges have been destroyed since the French Revolution (one of the largest colleges, the Collège de Navarre, was demolished in the 19th century by the vandals who destroyed Medieval Paris to build the Haussmannian Paris that we can see today).

This was the Collège de Navarre:



[img]http://i41.************/mk83uo.jpg[/img]



The last remaining bit of the Collège de Navarre, the Medieval library (2 next views), was demolished in 1877:





Today only very few remnants of the Medieval colleges of the University of Paris survive.

Here the Collège des Bernardins:







Pope Benedict XVI giving a lecture at the Collège des Bernardins in 2008:



Another rare survivor is the church of the Collège de Beauvais, built in 1375:



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Old May 1st, 2013, 10:12 PM   #4890
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That event is with no doubt the worst calamity ever for French architecture, just beyond the 1960-1970's
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Spring is here, so back to the cold winter in Paris with this beautiful and relaxing video .
Put the HD, increase the volum, put the screen in large and dream

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Old May 2nd, 2013, 01:25 AM   #4892
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Tour Majunga, La Défense

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Is There anything planned for the buildings behind beaugrenelle ?
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Is There anything planned for the buildings behind beaugrenelle ?
If they are condominiums, I think that we can dream to see the owners get agreed for a facelift

What a pitty to have these HLM-style buildings not far from the Eiffel Tower.
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 04:05 AM   #4896
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With the exception of that reclad, there is not one bad project that I can find. Every project is either forward thinking or incredibly integrated with the Parisian streetscape or both! Great job.
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Paris, Texas. Well, almost.

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My second favourite view of la Défense (after the axe historique) :

La Défense from Saint-Germain-en-Laye, 14 avril 2013 (by Urbanium on flickr)



From this point of view, I think that Hermitage Plaza will less denature the skyline.
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