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B.1.3.2.1

LUTETIA

projects for Paris and France
by
VITTORIO MAZZUCCONI
22, Avenue Matignon (1/3)
 
Paris 1972 - 76
Office Building
J.W. Thompson/SPDI (Leon Bernard Carat)


Index LUTETIA projects

Italiano


 

 

 

L'Avenue

Studies for the façade

Interior

Courtyard

 
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The building is located in one of the most elegant districts of Paris, a few steps from the Champs Elysées. A formal solution was required by the city’s authorities, while Mazzucconi could make himself free from such an imposition with an extraordinary coup, breaking all rules. Guided by his love for a small house being demolished on the site, the architect invented a dramatic rapport between tradition and a new harmony, between the past and future, material and spiritual. Thus the building’s exterior was transformed into a face, the voice of a soul, as if giving new life to the primitive identity of Lutetia, antique Paris.