Moulé-Troué

I don't often post a collage, but I thought this building merited it. I walked past on Friday, and took a quick I-phone shot, as it intrigued me. I thought it was a bank (Crédit Agricole obviously has the ground floor), and I thought the strange windows were a question of security. However, on further investigation I discovered that this is an architect designed building and is part of Fouquet's Barrière Hotel in Paris (albeit situated behind the main Fouquet's Restaurant on the Champs Elysées). It is very odd. All in grey, whilst the other buildings beside it are stone coloured. It looks as if all the original windows have been boarded up and new windows put in random places ... and it's the work of architect Edouard François. Apparently he had mouldings made to resemble the Haussmanian style and then attached them to the front of various parts of the group of buildings to make them all look the same. He visualised the windows as being paintings hanging on the walls! The grey walls (in cement) he chose to match the grey of Parisian roofs. There you go! Who knew? I certainly didn't!
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Interesting images.
posted April 15th, 2018  
I'm looking at all the architectural details and I like the looking-up shot at the top.
posted April 15th, 2018  
The things I learn on 365
posted April 15th, 2018  
Fascinating! I love that you are doing such a diligent job of hosting us in Paris while you still can (with your virtual tours and info), I love this!
posted April 15th, 2018  
I can see what the architect was trying to do, but the new "windows" are a bit too random for my liking. There is no logic to it.
posted April 15th, 2018  
Great architectural collage. ~Interesting information as well
posted April 15th, 2018  
Looks most interesting. Some super architecture as well.
posted April 15th, 2018  
How fascinating! And good to go back and explore. So often we just notice things at eye level but it's good to look up!
posted April 15th, 2018  
Lee
An interesting looking building yet a little quirky. Good collage of it.
posted April 15th, 2018  
Great shots and collage
posted April 15th, 2018  
What a strange building. The artistic mind can be baffling. Love the collage.
posted April 16th, 2018  
Nice collage of all the interesting details.
posted April 16th, 2018  
So fascinating! I definitely googled this one! You did a great job capturing the different elements of this remodeled hotel and a collage was the perfect way to present them all. :-)
posted April 16th, 2018  
Beautiful collage, which was definitely necessary to showcase this unusual architecture.
posted April 16th, 2018  
A most interesting display and window into the architectural details of this unusual structure.
posted April 18th, 2018  
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