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Julius Nielsen

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Eric Lapierre

Headquarters of ‘Le Monde Diplomatique’, Paris, France, 2002

A new building completes the courtyard and expresses itself only in its tectonics.  

"The new building is so banal, that is to say, it seems to have always been there, without resorting to any form that is not directly related to the implementation of the materials.  The vertical members of the metal frame are marked by the pillars; the thickness of freestanding walls, which have only one brick thick, makes sense in its comparison with the massiveness of the walls of the mansion built on the other side of the court."

(Source: ericlapierre.com)