Rethinking traditional building projects is one of Baumschlager Eberle Architekten’s particular strengths. Our Paris office found the right partner for developing an innovative solution in clients Nexity Immoblier and Crédit Agricole. The result is the VIEW office block on the French capital’s boulevard péripherique ring road and, more recently, a 90-page book about the building published by archibooks in which interviews with managing director Anne Speicher and client representatives together with a wealth of illustrations document both the design process and the completed building.
Author Karine Dana underlines “the courageous decision” to build a structure that looks out onto what is really a motorway. In fact, the name – VIEW – says it all: a building that reinforces “the urban and visual intensity created by the city location”. Based on a dragonfly-shaped ground plan, the shimmering building is a closed form with perfectly designed corners that flow seamlessly from the ring road to the quiet of the rue Paul Meurice.
A number of different photographers offers their personal takes on VIEW in a range of styles from emblematic documentary to artistic interpretation of the dialogue between a building and its surroundings.
VIEW is published by archibooks.
Publication date: September 2020
No. of pages: 90
Author: Karine Dana
Publisher: archibooks, Paris, France
Price: € 22,-
More about the project VIEW.
Paris, 15 October 2020