CHROMATIC PRAGUE

Above all, Prague is a whole collection of urban mythologies, in which resonates a certain European spirit. From the idea of Mitteleuropa to political and literary dissent, Prague is a symbol that has become a magnet for tourists.

PRAGUE: THE WALLS ARE WATCHING YOU

Mascarons and other decorative motifs abound, providing a survey of the human condition. Demonstrative, unusual, refined, expressive, unexpected; they make up a kind of bestiary of the human face.

5 REASONS TO STOP AT ABU DHABI: FROM THE DESERT TO THE CITY IN TRANSITION

Abu Dhabi balances on a knife edge, between being anchored in a centuries-old tradition and a future yet to be built, and the two are not always compatible. Sitting on oil wealth that has its limits, the attraction exercised by imported international standards, the desert as a backdrop; the capital of the United Arab Emirates is located on a chessboard comprised of contradictions and juxtapositions that are to varying degrees both radical and unique. Five stops in the city show the main outlines and question the city in transition.

WIEN MOSAIK

  Between the monumental nature of its palaces and historical sites, and the need to reinvent itself and project itself forward into the future, Vienna is multifaceted. If order dominates, it invents disorder. If history is necessary, it creates lines of disruption. If tradition is too strong, it counters with a wind of freedom, amongst…

TOP PLACES TO VISIT ON YOUR FIRST TRIP IN VIENNA

The imperial or princely residences, such as the Hofburg and Albertina in the city center, the Belvedere Palace that lies further out, or Schönbrunn Palace on the city’s outskirts, are all representative of a political use of architecture. They have a dual function: to be an incarnation of the established order and to symbolize the cultural model of the dynastic and absolutist Europe of the 17th and 18th centuries. An elitist culture which is in complete opposition to popular culture.

Airport 2.0 : Marrakech Menara

MARRAKECH, 2018 Version française en seconde partie The international airport of Marrakech subjugates by its aesthetic dimension. Playing on sensitive antipodes like full and empty, or geometric, straight lines and curves, it is like a pure diamond between the blue of the sky and the red ocher of the earth. A gigantic sphere of glass…