The Maison de l’Architecture Occitanie Pyrénées presents until November 19 in Toulouse the exhibition “Legends”. Through ten private houses from the 1970s to the present day, a look at architecture outside of major public commission projects.
“To understand current French architecture, we must look for an alternative history to that of major public commission projects, located in large cities and discussed by critics. From the 1970s, far from Paris, far from the cities, the house individual has constituted a territory of experimentation “explain the organizers of this national exhibition presented in Toulouse, at the House of Architecture Occitanie Pyrenees
. “These scattered projects share new ways of thinking about architecture. Each one contains a bribe of the doubts and enthusiasms that drive us today”, add Sebastien Martinez-Barat and
Nicolas Dorval-Bory, curators of the exhibition, which will result in the publication of a book currently being edited.
Greenery and light for the Chezine house in Nantes (Barto + Barto, 1975) From the Artiguebieille house (architect Jacques Hondelatte) in 1972 to the House for a collector (Eric Lapierre) in 2012, in Saint-Laurent-Bretagne in the Pyrénées Atlantiques, this exhibition invites you to a very diverse and inventive panorama. Photographs, documents, texts tell the story of each of these very different creations: it goes from the swimming pool house Le Brusc (Alain Capeillères), made popular by the photos of the Magnum agency, to the Chézine residence in Nantes (Barto + Barto) through a solar house (Patrice Mottini), from 1980. Diversity again with the greenhouse house of Françoise-Hélène Jourda and Gilles Perraudin, the Navarro villa (Épinard Bleu agency) in Lège-Cap-Ferret in Gironde , an economical residential house(
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