Alternative Post-War Universe in Paris Suburbs

Alternative Post-War Universe in Paris Suburbs

Cracked walls, wrinkled faces: Paris' modernist housing estates and their elderly residents – in pictures Joseph, Les Espaces d’Abraxas, Noisy-le-Grand, 2014 Photograph: Laurent Kronental

Alternative Post-War Universe in Paris Suburbs – Fubiz Media

Alternative Post-War Universe in Paris Suburbs

Phobia Skyscraper Revitalizes Paris Suburbs

Architecture and Design Magazine for the Century. Organizer of the Annual Skyscraper Architectural Competition.

Alternative Post-War Universe in Paris Suburbs – Fubiz Media

Alternative Post-War Universe in Paris Suburbs

Image 18 of 20 from gallery of A Utopian Dream Stood Still: Ricardo Bofill's Postmodern Parisian Housing Estate of Noisy-le-Grand. Jacques, 82 ans, Le Viaduc et les Arcades du Lac, Montigny-le-Bretonneux, Image © Laurent Kronental

Alternative Post-War Universe in Paris Suburbs – Fubiz Media

Alternative Post-War Universe in Paris Suburbs

José, stands on his balcony in Les Damiers, Courbevoie. <br>Photo: via Laurent Kronental</br>

Alternative Post-War Universe in Paris Suburbs  In the East suburbs of Paris in Seine-Saint-Denis (Noisy-Le-Grand) sits a place similar to Babel where towers are erected like pharaonic temples and hosts movie sets like The Hunger Games: Mockingjay (2014) or Terry Gilliams movie Brazil (1984). Through his series Souvenir dun Futur photographer Laurent Kronental immortalized this decor like an ocean of concrete and this feeling of a parallel place when we discover these post-war buildings…

Alternative Post-War Universe in Paris Suburbs

Alternative Post-War Universe in Paris Suburbs – Fubiz Media

Alternative Post-War Universe in Paris Suburbs

Alternative Post-War Universe in Paris Suburbs – Fubiz Media

Alternative Post-War Universe in Paris Suburbs

A Utopian Dream Stood Still: Ricardo Bofill's Postmodern Parisian Housing Estate of Noisy-le-Grand,Le Pavé Neuf, Noisy-le-Grand, Image © Laurent Kronental

Alternative Post-War Universe in Paris Suburbs – Fubiz Media

Alternative Post-War Universe in Paris Suburbs

Alternative Post-War Universe in Paris Suburbs – Fubiz Media

Alternative Post-War Universe in Paris Suburbs

See French photographer Laurent Kronental’s eerie snapshots of the Grands Ensembles, a series of housing projects built from the 1950s to the 1980s.

Eerie Photos Capture the Poetry of Paris Suburbs

Laurent Kronental: Souvenir d’un Futur — Thisispaper — What we save, saves us.

Grey larch covers prefab Marly House designed by Karawitz to bring city feel to Paris suburbs

Grey larch covers prefab Marly House by Karawitz near Paris

Lofty interiors and a folded black steel staircase feature behind the larch-clad walls of this gabled house, designed by Karawitz and situated outside Paris

Alternative Post-War Universe in Paris Suburbs – Fubiz Media

Alternative Post-War Universe in Paris Suburbs

The senior citizens communicated to Kronental their sense of pride for their respective Grand Ensembles — something that not everyone immediately sees amongst the gray high-rise buildings and sparse population.

Alternative Post-War Universe in Paris Suburbs – Fubiz Media

Alternative Post-War Universe in Paris Suburbs

A Utopian Dream Stood Still: Ricardo Bofill's Postmodern Parisian Housing Estate of Noisy-le-Grand,Les Orgues de Flandre, arrondissement Paris, Image © Laurent Kronental

Alternative Post-War Universe in Paris Suburbs – Fubiz Media

Alternative Post-War Universe in Paris Suburbs

Photographed by Laurent Kronental A park located among the Tours Aillaud apartments by Emile Aillaud, in Cité Pablo Picasso, Paris.

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