There are plans to revitalise Paris’ famous Champs-Élysées by making it more pedestrian-friendly with exciting new attractions, including a seasonal urban beach and an ice-rink around the Arc de Triomphe. […]
They say that trends are circular and what’s old becomes new again. This is true for fashion, music, and art. In the case of architecture, there’s no architectural style that exemplifies this principle better than Brutalism. From the mid-20th century, this style rose in popularity before reaching its peak in the mid-1970s, when it came crashing down as a model of bad taste. But that’s all changing now, with a renewed interest and appreciation for this once derided architectural style.
The award-winning architect has spent more than a half-century disrupting the very meaning of design within architecture.