Paris is still the city of lights and, although other large cities in the world perhaps undergo a faster and more voracious development, with gigantic architectural urban projects, the French capital never ceases to surprise one with really beautiful proposals.
As we carry out major wood projects, we closely follow the range of jobs carried out in Paris and their use of wood for that touch of elegance and warmth that only this material manages to offer. Here we bring five of the Paris wood projects that have most captivated our attention in the last year.
- Claude Bernard overpass: Splendid work with wood slats by DVVD Engineers Architects Designers, with a wooden arch structure and about 100 metres in length. Information and pictures from dvvd.fr
- La Parisienne headquarters: Work of Studio Razavi Architecture for the oldest insurance company In France, La Parisienne Assurances, with working areas divided by walls made of strips of pine wood. Information and pictures from studiorazavi.com
- Les Dada East: Spectacular wood ceiling in Les Dada East beauty salon located in the heart of Paris. The work of Joshua Florquin Architects, it features a hexagonal ceiling with three overlapping layers of birch plywood which evoke a beehive. Information and pictures from joshuaflorquin.com
- Circular Pavilion: Original proposal by Encore Heureux Architects located in the square in front of Paris’ Hôtel de Ville. It is made with recycled materials, including the exterior cladding, made with used doors. Information and pictures from encoreheureux.org
- Descartes University lecture theatres: The simplicity made art with exterior wood slats on this compact, minimalist building by AZC studio. Information and pictures from zundelcristea.com
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