— On landscape architecture and related
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
(Some interesting, if not entirely compelling, photographs of
roundabouts in France
, including the above
. It comes without a label, so we have no idea what we're looking at. We're guessing it's an aviary shaped like the spiral minaret of the
Great Mosque of Samarra
, its normally feral-vegetated chain link fence panels temporarily defoliated. See also
the house that rotates on a roundabout
5 COMMENTS —
September 3, 2009 at 7:02:00 AM CDT
This is a beautiful (or at least I can imagine it to be beautiful covered in ivy) intervention for a traffic circle. Its kind of like an green covered tower of babel. i bet it would look stunning in the fall with the leaves turning reds and oranges - like flames licking up the sides of the structure!
September 3, 2009 at 9:04:00 AM CDT
That is actually a commentary on the tower of babel.It's a water tower wrapped around in vegetation. One of the first built projects by pritzker prize winner christian de portzamparc, in the new town of marne la vallée, in the suburbs of paris. it is quite well-known as a project around here...
September 3, 2009 at 2:47:00 PM CDT
Quatre Pavés Water Tower
September 3, 2009 at 4:48:00 PM CDT
great pic... I love how what it really is coincides with what it isn't....
September 3, 2009 at 5:39:00 PM CDT
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