Archive for the category Places

Dentsu Tower – Tokyo


Dentsu Tower - Tokyo

Arriving from Ginza to the Shimbashi area, the appearance of the Dentsu Tower is a fresh relief when considering the other surrounding towers.

Unité d’Habitation Nursery School – Firminy


Unité d'Habitation Nursery School - Firminy

The nursery–and primary school–of the unité d’habitation in Firminy, and the dedicated toit terrasse, are closed since 1998 because of modern safety regulations.

Unité d’Habitation Duplex Apartment – Firminy


Unité d'Habitation Duplex Apartment - Firminy

Visiting the interior of the unité d’habitation in Firminy, including one of the duplex apartment, was a really intimate experience, as there were only the two of us and the guide.

Unité d’Habitation – Firminy


Unité d’Habitation - Firminy

The latest, and probably the least famous, unité d’habitation by Le Corbusier is a few kilometers away from Lyon, in Firminy.

Velodrome and Olympic Swimming Pool – Berlin


Olympic Cycle Stadium and Swimming Pool - Berlin

Two basic volumes, a cylinder and a parallelepiped, covered in steel meshes and sinked in a low-raised plateau, is all that can be seen from outside of this complex extending several floors underground.