Thursday, March 02, 2006
An air-conditioned landscape-within-architecture-within-landscape architecture-monument-landscape as proposed by the engineer Charles-François Ribart for the site where the Arc de Triomphe now stands in Paris. I personally prefer Ribart's. Where else can you now dine in a forest in the underbelly of an elephant? The mad modern Parisian traffic might be circling outside, but inside you're refreshed and calm, cooled down by an elaborate internal pachyderm hydrology.
POSTSCRIPT #1: For a much larger and color version of the image, go here.
Brodsky & Utkin
The Enigmatic Jean-Jacques Lequeu