Cloisters of Saint John Lateran, Rome. Source:

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Wow !!! Just A Hint Of Art Deco, Maybe ?

A 200-metre-long, sci-fi-esque, façade in Montpellier, France.
Curtain walls for interplanetary spacecraft. British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, the first woman to win the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize, in 2004, loves complexity, as is borne out by her outstanding creation in Montpellier, France, called ‘Pierres Vives’ (Living Stones).

This impressive ship of a building, measuring 200 metres long and twenty-five metres tall,
and, with its sloping façades, resembling something out of a science fiction film, is
designed to house the archives, a media library and offices, of ‘Hérault Sport’ association
for the Hérault Department (Region), France.

Text and Illustration: RIBAJ 


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