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        • Louis Faure-Dujarric
          Banal or Ordinary Architecture?

        Abstract

        Louis Faure-Dujarric (1875-1943) seems to have largely slipped through the cracks of history, probably because he was not concerned with the distribution and promotion of his work, but he was the designer of a series of remarkable buildings in Paris notable for their intrinsic quality. Eric Lapierre engages in this text with the Bagatelle housing (1929), the largest Parisian housing development of the time located in Neuilly-sur-Seine. Lapierre argues that despite the contradictions of materiality, abstraction, urban form and architectural expression, the Bagatelle project is characterised by a strong sense of coherence. He claims that this particular ambiguous character of the building promotes different levels of reading and perception.

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        Citation
        Lapierre, E. (2014). Louis Faure-Dujarric . Banal or Ordinary Architecture?. Codes and Continuities, OASE, (92), 136–140. Retrieved from https://www.oasejournal.nl/en/Issues/92/LouisFaureDujarric

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