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4 Oct 2012

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New Paris architecture photographs, taken on 4 October 2012:

La Cinémathèque Française:
La Cinémathèque Française Paris building by Frank Gehry

Address: 51 Rue de Bercy, 75012 Paris

La Cinémathèque Française, Paris 12e, France

The building is situated on the edge of Parc de Bercy and was originally meant to be the home of the American Centre. This post-modern building was designed by Frank Gehry and opened its doors in 1993.

The building consist of 4 different blocks, 2 restrained blocks forming a protective angle around two fragmented elements, situated on the park side. The two fragmented elements mark the entrance to the building situated on the park side. There is no public entry from the street side.

The street elevation on rue Bercy is divided in two and appears more conventional with regular window openings. The corner block is placed on a glass plinth and due to the overhang the glass corner seems to be almost squashed by the sand stone clad upper stories. Most likely it was the architects’ intention to soften the corned, so rather than a hard stone corner the corner has been “pulled back” thus making the arrival of the building from this end of rue Bercy more welcoming.

The two fragmented elements facing Parc Bercy is a juxtaposition of volumes creating unsuspected spaces and openings throughout. These relate more clearly to later Gehry’s buildings.

186 new Paris architecture photographs, taken on 20 – 23 Oct 2011

Pictures © Adrian Welch, key buildings:

Musée du quai Branly, VIIe arrondissement
Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Musée du quai Branly Paris
Musée du quai Branly

Chanel Pavilion, at Institut du Monde Arabe, 1 Rue des Fossés, V
Zaha Hadid Architects
Chanel Pavilion Paris
see Institut du Monde Arabe Paris page and scroll down for more

Tour Eiffel, Rue de Champ de Mars, VIIe
Gustave Eiffel
Tour Eiffel
Eiffel Tower

Institut du Monde Arabe, 1 Rue des Fossés, V
Jean Nouvel Architect
Institut du Monde Arabe Paris
Institut du Monde Arabe Paris

Bibliothèque Nationale François Mitterand, XIIIe
Dominique Perrault Architects
Bibliothèque Nationale Paris
Bibliothèque Nationale Paris

Musée du Louvre, Ie
Design: various architects
Musée du Louvre Paris
Louvre Museum Building

Pyramide du Louvre, Ie
I.M. Pei & Partners Architects

Pyramide du Louvre
Pyramide du Louvre

Le Pantheon de Paris, V
Jacques Germain Soufflot, Architect
Le Pantheon de Paris
Pantheon Building Paris

The Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, Parc de la Villette, XIXe
Ian Ritchie Architects
Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie
Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie

La Basilique du Sacré Coeur, Montmartre, XVIIIe – Sacred Heart Church building
Paul Abadie Architect
Sacré Coeur
Sacré Coeur Paris

Le Bon Marché, famous Parisian department store, VIIe
Louis-Charles Boilleau and Gustave Eiffel
Bon Marché Paris
Le Bon Marché

Parc de la Villette, Porte de la Villette, avenue Jean-Jaurès, IXXe
Design: Bernard Tschumi Architects
Parc de la Villette Paris
Parc de la Villette : Parisian Architecture competition

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris – Notre-Dame Cathedral, Ile de la Cité 6, IVe
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Notre-Dame Cathedral

Cité de la Musique, Avenue Jean-Jaurès, La Villette, IXXe
Christian de Portzamparc Architect
Cité de la Musique Paris
Cité de la Musique

Maison de Radio France, XVIe
1963 ; 2010-16
Henri Bernard ; redevelopment by Architecture-Studio
Maison de Radio France
Maison de Radio France

Pictures © Adrian Welch, listed alphabetically:

Champs de Mars, from the Eiffel Tower : looking southeast towards Ecole Militaire + Tour Montparnasse + Unesco Building:
Champs de Mars Champs de Mars Paris Champs de Mars

Colonne de Julliet, Bastille:
Colonne de Julliet Bastille Colonne de Julliet

La colonne Vendôme, statue of Napoleon on top:
La colonne Vendôme

Conran Shop Paris, Rue du Bac – opened in 1992 in the Bon Marche building, design by Gustave Eiffel:
Conran Shop Paris Conran Shop Paris

The Conservatoire de Paris, 209 Avenue Jean Jaurès – college of music and dance founded in 1795, located on eatsern edge of Parc de la Villette:
Conservatoire de Paris Conservatoire de Paris Conservatoire de Paris

Église Saint-Roch, 284 rue Saint-Honoré, 1st arrondissement – The Church of Saint Roch, a late Baroque church:
plan 1653 Jacques Le Mercier
circular Chapel of the Virgin 1705-10 Jules Hardouin Mansart
front 1736-40 Robert de Cotte
Église Saint-Roch

La faculté de droit, Panthéon-Sorbonne, Université, Paris 1 – faculty of law – facing the Panthéon’s western (main) facade:
La faculté de droit Paris La faculté de droit Paris

Hôtel Lutetia, 45 Boulevard Raspail, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, 6th Arrondissement:
Hotel Lutetia

La Géode – Omnimax theatre, Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, Parc de la Villette – opened in 1985:
La Géode Paris

L’Assemblée nationale, 126 rue de l’Université, 6th Arrondissement – lower house of the French national parliament, aka Palais Bourbon:
Assemblée nationale

Public space at foot of Avenue de l’Opera:
Avenue de l'Opera

Montmartre church building
Église Saint-Jean de Montmartre – Anatole de Baudot
Montmartre church building

Le musée des Arts décoratifs 107, rue de Rivoli:
Le musée des Arts décoratifs

Building on Quai Branly – viewed from the Eiffel Tower
Building on Quai Branly Quai Branly Building

Opéra de la Bastille, 120 Rue de Lyon, Place de la Bastille, XIIe
Carlos Ott, Architect
Opéra de la Bastille Opéra de la Bastille Paris

Opéra Garnier, Paris IXe – aka Palais Garnier, 1860-75 – since the construction of Opéra de Paris Bastille in 1989, it is now mainly used for ballet performances
Charles Garnier, Architect
Opéra Garnier Opéra Garnier Paris

The Palais de Justice, Île de la Cité, central Paris:
Palais de Justice Paris

Paris apartment building, south side of Bibliothèque Nationale François Mitterand, XIIIe:
Paris apartment building

Paris buildings, view looking east from Eiffel Tower:
Paris buildings

Paris crèche building, south west of the city:
Paris crèche building

Paris Metro canopy, Place des Abbesses – Art Nouveau station entrance, Montmartre
Hector Guimard
Paris Metro canopy Paris Metro Montmartre

le Pavillon de l’Arsenal, 21 Boulevard Morland:
le Pavillon de l'Arsenal le Pavillon de l'Arsenal Paris le Pavillon de l'Arsenal Paris

Place de la Concorde building
Place de la Concorde – Jacques-Ange Gabriel
Place de la Concorde Place de la Concorde building

Place Vendôme
Place Vendôme Place Vendôme Paris Place Vendome Column

Quai de Grenelle Buildings
Quai de Grenelle Buildings Quai de Grenelle Buildings Paris Quai de Grenelle Buildings Quai de Grenelle Buildings Paris

Quai de Grenelle Buildings Quai de Grenelle Buildings Paris Quai de Grenelle Buildings

Building on Quai Henri IV
Quai Henri IV Building

St. Louis des Invalides, 1676-91 – Église Saint-Louis des Invalides
Jules Hardouin Mansart architect
St Louis des Invalides Paris St. Louis des Invalides Église Saint-Louis des Invalides

Théâtre Paris-Villette, 211 Avenue Jean Jaurès
Théâtre Paris-Villette

Palais Chaillot in Trocadéro, view from the Eiffel Tower
Trocadéro Paris Palais Chaillot Paris Palais Chaillot Trocadéro

Versailles market building, west of Paris
Versailles market building

Versailles station building, west of Paris
Versailles station building
Gare Versailles-Chantier

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