LES ORGUES DE FLANDRE
You walk down the street and suddenly you feel completely snowed under these huge buildings rising up over Rue de Flandre, in Paris (19ème arrondissement). Over an area of six hectares, four towers composed of 1.950 apartments they develop to the sky in a delight of verticality.
Martin van Treeck, the architect, decided to cut with the banality of the architecture of the 60’s and built a modern sanctuary where the conventional hierarchies were overturned: the public places become ordinary and the apartments become monumental. With the utilisation of the endoscopy Martin van Treeck created a sacred architecture with brutalist accents where the perception of the residents is the starting point of a massive construction.
Words & Photography Giulia Ricciotti