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суббота, 17 сентября 2016 г.

Paris: Eight places to live heritage

The show apartment Beaulieu neighborhood in Saint-Etienne (Loire)

One of the buildings in the district Beaulieu curve in Saint-Etienne (Loire).
Beaulieu district, south of the center -town of Saint-Etienne, was born large sets of programs implemented from 1950 by the mayor at the time, Alexander Fraissinette to reduce the housing shortage . Directed by Hur and architects Edouard Henri Gouyon - it favored a "measured modernism" - a set of 1262 housing was built between 1953 and 1956. Beaulieu today has the label "Heritage of the XX th  century" .The program includes a dozen buildings in three typologies (parallel bars gradually height, long curves and structures "L") and staggered along the main slope area, matching the topography of the site. This program defends "the idea of all " pure " , that is to say, without formation of islands or semi-islands" , says the database Pss-archi.eu .
The show apartment, open during Heritage Days, remained such that at the time of construction and allows a look at the daily 1950 with typical furnishings of the postwar period.
Saturday free visit from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and guided tour to 15 hours. 29, rue Georges Clemenceau, 42000 Saint-Etienne. Such. : 04-77-48-76-27.
The apartment witnessed the city- garden in Suresnes (Hauts-de-Seine)

The entrance to the porter's lodge of the garden city of Suresnes (Hauts-de-Seine), become model apartment. HERITAGE FOUNDATION
September 17 was to be inaugurated in Suresnes (Hauts-de-Seine) a model apartment of the great city-garden city west of Paris, the flagship of the development of urban planning social of the interwar wars. This is an old caretaker lodge consists of three rooms, furnished and decorated in the style of the 1930s.
This profound restoration was undertaken by the Museum of History urban and social Suresnes (MUS) under the guidance of architect Pascal Mory. The latter worked on the reconstruction of a housing unit of the "Radiant City" by Le Corbusier in Marseille for the Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine of Paris .
In Suresnes, the task was more complex than it appears. "There is little evidence, much less photographs, because we are in a workers 'and popular environment" , says Mory. This reconstitution s' akin to a true work of historian. "
The patterns of wall coverings from the collections of Wallpaper Museum Rixheim (Haut-Rhin), others selected by the MUS, were provided by the Braquenié. Emmaus Bougival contributed to the enrichment of places in furniture; fixtures and accessories kitchen were donated or bought at the option of flea markets and chips.
Opening Saturday, September 17 at 11 am 30. 12, Alexander Maistrasse Avenue, 92150 Suresnes.
The house of Christian and Yvonne Zervos in Vézelay (Yonne)

View mezzanines inside the house of Christian and Yvonne Zervos in Vézelay (Yonne).
View mezzanines inside the house of Christian and Yvonne Zervos in Vézelay (Yonne). FOUNDATION ZERVOS
In August 1937, Christian and Yvonne Zervos, who lead an art critic, publishing ( Cahiers d'art from 1926 to 1960) and exhibits, bought a house in the hamlet of the chute in Vézelay. The building, whose interiors have involved the architect Jean Badovici and Irish associated Eileen Gray, owners of a house in the same city, quickly becomes atypical in the Vezelien landscape. Some details evoke those of the villa E-1027 that the duo also had to Roquebrune-Cap-Martin (Alpes-Maritimes).
Zervos The house, which has the label "House of illustrious" has hosted many artists Fernand Léger, Pablo Picasso - Christian Zervos realized the catalog raisonné of his work - Paul Eluard and René Char. It is now run by the Christian and Yvonne Zervos Foundation which has made ​​its headquarters, and who organizes exhibitions of contemporary artists. The house also hosts the winners of Zervos, awarded every two years to an artist or an architect to him allow to realize a project artistic. Christian Zervos bequeathed all his assets and properties in the city of Vézelay.
Free guided tour, Saturday and Sunday from 14 am to 17 h 30 to 17 h 30. conference 3, route des Bois de Chauffour, 89450 Vezelay. Fondationzervos.com
The blue star in Tours (Indre-et-Loire)

The Blue Star, a former brothel, became the headquarters of the Young Economic Chamber of Tours (Indre-et-Loire). DR
The Blue Star, last brothel Tours, was installed in a building of the XV th  century whose facade was rebuilt in Art Deco style. The frescoes in the living room, and naive style of 1925, are the work of painter Jacquemin, local satirical cartoonist who created the opportunity for a more stripped pastiche of an engraving of the artist Louis Icart (1888-1950); others, more daring, are the fruit of a collaboration between Jacquemin and Rickie, all made ​​by the technique of rabbit skin glue.
Upstairs, several rooms, often small, including a prison room, completely dark, which were locked recalcitrant girls. After its closure in 1946 (Marthe Richard law requires), this former place of "pleasure" has been inhabited for some time and then remained abandoned until the mid 1980. He narrowly escaped destruction through popular mobilization. The Blue Star, which is even considered that it was transformed into social housing, has become the headquarters of the Young Economic Chamber of Tours that leads to restoration work, thanks in particular to calls for donations.
Free guided visit and exhibition, Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 18 hours. 15, rue du Champ de Mars, 37000 Tours. Such. : 02-47-38-32-90. Jcetours.org
The Guise (Aisne)

Covered courtyard of the central house of Guise (Aisne). Guise
Jean-Baptiste André Godin (1817-1888), a former worker became an idealist industrial, wanted to use his wealth to improve the lives of its employees. In 1842, he discovered the theories of Charles Fourier (1772-1837), promoter phalansteries, harmonious and perfect human society where the division between individual interest and collective interest is realized fairly.
From 1859 to 1884 built Godin in Guise, near its plant in cast iron skillets, a town of 2000 inhabitants, the familistère, on the model of workers' production cooperatives. This is one of the most ambitious social experiments of the world's industrialized. "The Familistery is the palace of the work , said the developer. It is the social palace of the future. "
After a decade of restoration, the Guise is now a museum. It is the subject of a classification as historical monuments since July 4, 1991 and antique garden, an entry that year.
Free visit, guided tour, Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 18 hours. Conference with the French designer Matali Crasset and shows. Square familistère, 02120 Guise. Such. : 03-23-61-35-36. Www.familistere.com
"La Joyeuse Prison" in Pont l'Eveque (Calvados)

Main façade of "La Joyeuse Prison" in Pont l'Eveque (Calvados). DR
Few prisons to visit during Heritage Days, if not the National School of Administration (ENA) in Strasbourg , in a former penitentiary XVIII th  century and "La Joyeuse Prison" in Pont l'Eveque. The latter, unique testimony of the architecture prison XIX th  century listed as a historical monument, was built in 1823 by architect Roman Harou.
The story particularly note the climate prevailing in the institution in the period after the war, where prisoners with the chief guardian of blessing Billa, assured the administrative and routine technical tasks (payslips, letters, hourly rounds, accounting, repair of alarms ...).
On 5 April 1949, René Girier said Rene the Cane, considered a "rogue with a heart," chose to escape from the place by sawing the bars rather than taking the door, so as not to undermine the singular balance of the place. Las! The case caused a scandal joyful. The closing of "The Merry Jail" and now named by the press, was pronounced November 15, 1953; and Billa - Michel Simon in 1956 embodied in the film by André Berthomieu The Merry Jail - sentenced to three years of (bleak) prison.
Guided tours with mandatory registration, Saturday and Sunday. The Dominican cultural space, instead of the tribunal, 14130 Pont-Eveque. Such. : 02-31-64-89-33. Lesdominicaines.com
The city of Coutures in Limoges (Haute-Vienne)


Brick facades of the city of Coutures in Limoges (Haute-Vienne). Babsy
On the influence of Art Deco, the city of Coutures, built by the State Agency of cheap dwellings (OPHBM) Limoges between 1925 and 1932, is the work of architect Roger Gonthier (1884-1978), also author from the Limoges-Bénédictins train station and, shortly before the Beaublanc city, which is inspired by the garden city model.
The Coutures consist of 33 buildings in brick red or yellow depending on the levels, inviting 540 units with comfort. Were added community facilities: a "general garden", a laundry, baths showers and shops. 75 additional units were built in 1955.
This city, distinguished by the label "Heritage of the XX th  century", is emblematic of the limougeaude working life: it hosts number of employees of porcelain and footwear, as well as railway workers. Its closed nature has allowed the establishment of resistance groups during the occupation that on one of its facades, a plaque recalls. Since the early 2000s, the seams are subject to a wide beautification program.
Saturday at 14: 30 pm, free guided tour (duration: 1 hour) from the station of the Benedictines, 87000 Limoges. Such. : 05-55-43-45-93.
"Viva Villa" in Paris

The courtyard of the Palais-Royal, one of the areas invested by "Viva Villa" in Paris.
Taking literally the title of an American western directed by Jack Conway in 1934 in the Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa, and enjoying the way to make a play on words, proponents of "Viva Villa" organize the first festival residencies artists. Their goal is to make an appointment you fall. From 15 to 18 September the zero edition was to hold in Paris as part of European Heritage Days.
On this occasion, the Medici Villa (Academy of France ) in Rome, the Casa de Velázquez in Madrid and Villa Kujoyama in Kyoto, three of the most important French cultural representations abroad, have partnered for the first time. The principle of "Viva Villa" is to present artistic works by various residents of these institutions. They selected this year by Commissioner Cecile Debray, curator at the Musée National d'Art Moderne (Centre Georges Pompidou).
The Lifetime Achievement been a journey through the spaces of the Constitutional Council, the State Council, the Ministry of Culture and Communication into the courtyard of the Palais Royal.



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