Philip Jodidio's Valode & Pistre Architects PDF
By Philip Jodidio
The company of Denis Valode and Jean Pistre, which has been practising for 25 years, entered upon a brand new section of its profession in 1992, while the architects in cooperation with the panorama architect Kathryn Gustafson got the Equerre d argent prize of the magazine Le Moniteur for the L OrÃ©al company headquarters outdoors Paris. Their predominantly large-scale tasks are unusual by means of their excessive measure of range. For a few years, Valode & Pistre haven't simply been training in France, their local kingdom, but in addition retain workplaces in Germany, Italy, nice Britain, Russia, Mexico, China, and elsewhere.
This e-book includes distinctive shows of 18 initiatives via Valode & Pistre, with documentation targeting the categorical operating and layout equipment of the architects. initiatives provided contain the Renault Technocentre in Guyancourt, France; the Las Mercedes enterprise park in Madrid, Spain; a gaggle of workplace and inn towers in Beijing, China; and the Hyatt inn in Ekaterinburg, Russia.
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Naturally, they lost the 1991 competition whose goal was more modest, but their ideas were to serve a purpose several years later. Created in 1925, the park included nine exhibition pavilions, the last of which had been built in the 1970’s. Crossed by the ring road of Paris, the site was ill adapted to modern exhibitions, with difficult truck access. In 1996, the president of the facilities consulted several architects, including Norman Foster before choosing Valode & Pistre to engage in precisely the kind of major renovation they had I 61 PARIS EXPO HALL 4 - HALL 5 Despite their bulk, the Paris Expo facilities appear to make a bow to the more domestic scale of the Paris streets just opposite.
The low curve of the roof gives a dynamic feeling to the structure. I 31 L’ORÉAL FACTORY Denis Valode’s sketches use the word “petals” to define the roof’s shape, and yet the final design is stylized to the point where the original botanical reference is almost forgotten. They also show that a circle inscribed in a square governs the basic plan of the building. I 32 L’ORÉAL FACTORY The arching lightness of the building is quite visible in the exterior image above, while the pictures and sketch to the right and on the next page demonstrate the architects’ conviction that views toward the exterior are essential to the creation of a positive working atmosphere.
They responded that it was useless to engage in a cosmetic action, but that the entire park should be rebuilt over a ten-year period. Naturally, they lost the 1991 competition whose goal was more modest, but their ideas were to serve a purpose several years later. Created in 1925, the park included nine exhibition pavilions, the last of which had been built in the 1970’s. Crossed by the ring road of Paris, the site was ill adapted to modern exhibitions, with difficult truck access. In 1996, the president of the facilities consulted several architects, including Norman Foster before choosing Valode & Pistre to engage in precisely the kind of major renovation they had I 61 PARIS EXPO HALL 4 - HALL 5 Despite their bulk, the Paris Expo facilities appear to make a bow to the more domestic scale of the Paris streets just opposite.
Valode & Pistre Architects by Philip Jodidio