Les Arènes de Picasso in Noisy le Grand, , arch. Manolo Nuñez Yanowsky
The idea of making Paris an perfect city dates back to the 19th century. Then on the basis of plans Georges-Eugène Haussmann, prefect of the city who was engaged by Napoleon III Bonaparte, was follow the major reconstruction projects. Brutal breaking in a dense, organic structure of the medieval city rigorously outlined grand arteries (sliding boulevards) along with the construction of representative buildings. That allowed Paris to transform into a world metropolis and a modern city centre. The work of Haussmann has inspired the projects of the next generation of architects - visionaries. In the 1970s, and The 1980's of the 20th century, the development of the French capital's periphery was once again dominated by the urban planners' aspirations and architects to create an ideal city. Unlike the previous utopian concepts for Paris by Le Corbusier, with its projects for Villes Nouvelles, was demonstrated by planners of the time postmodernism demands. With its variety of forms, originality and banal references to the classical schools of architecture were supposed to officially antagonize these new monumental urban assumptions from the modernist machine, defined by the efficiency of the city. As a result, places were created of an almost sacred character that emphasizes the authoritarianly sanctioned public space surrounding them. Captivating and simultaneously inhumanized, monumental and monotonous places, such as their Inspiration, a vibrant centre in Paris.

Cité idéale was taken using analogue technology on 8x10 inch format material. The series consists of 6 photographs with dimensions of 58 x 72cm, 5 photographs with dimensions of 35 x 44cm.
Les Espaces d’Abraxas, Noisy le Grand, arch. Ricardo Bofill
Les Espaces d’Abraxas, Noisy le Grand, arch. Ricardo Bofill
Les Espaces d’Abraxas, Noisy le Grand, arch. Ricardo Bofill
Le Temple du lac und Les Arcades du lac, Montigny le Bretonneux, arch. Ricardo Bofill
Le Temple du lac und Les Arcades du lac, Montigny le Bretonneux, arch. Ricardo Bofill
Grande Arche, La Defénse, arch. Johann Otto von Spreckelsen
Le Temple du lac und Les Arcades du lac, Montigny le Bretonneux, arch. Ricardo Bofill
Le Temple du lac und Les Arcades du lac, Montigny le Bretonneux, arch. Ricardo Bofill