Thursday, April 16, 2009

un garage d'automobiles

reminded by a post on garages on Invisible Paris, I find this in a portfolio of students' work from the architecture department of l'Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in 1928-29 that I had chanced upon at a brocante...
such progressive vision of bright-eyed students 80 years ago now when the car was still a precious novelty and deserved to be housed in glorified edifices that are mostly looked upon as eyesores today...

1 comment:

Peter said...

That's really something! I wonder where it was planned to be built? Today of course, these circles and floors have rather a tendency to be under- than over-ground and that's perhaps just as well! But, it would have been an interesting landmark!