This building in the 16eme arrondissement, in Paris, is a masterpiece of modern french architecture. Built in 1903-1904, it is considered a mark of the new kind of architecture people were trying to develop at that time. The project signed by Auguste and Gustave Perret shows a new internal organization, without the interior courtyard, and a brand new way of using the reinforced concrete frame. Its facade ornamentation, however, are the most impressive detail and the one that really captures our attention. All over the facade, the concrete was disguised by the use of these decorative tiles with flowers motifs.
Go: 25 bis, rue Benjamin-Franklin. Métro: Passy.Tweet