Sunday, May 31, 2009

I Like an Arch

And if you think of Brick, for instance,
and you say to Brick,
"What do you want Brick?"
And Brick says to you
"I like an Arch."
And if you say to Brick
"Look, arches are expensive, and I can use a concrete lentil over you. What do you think of that?"
Brick says:
"... I like an Arch"

Louis Kahn, 1963

A series of painted brick arches above doors and windows to decorate a nondescript plastered facade. I'm not sure that this is what brick had in mind, but the result is rather striking.

Address: 11 Rue Auguste Barbier, 75011
Architect: Unknown
Year of construction: Unknown. Late 19th century?


lovelyprism said...

I love your blogs. I just took my first trip to Paris in February, of course there's only so much you can see in a week. I particularly like the history you tell me about the buildings, old architecture is one of my favorite things. Thanks :-)

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