When my wife told me we were en route to Ivry Sur Seine for a visit of local brutalist architecture, I thought she was raving mad. To me, 1970s was another word for ugly.
On rare occasions, the old and the new are next to one another.
Most of the time, the entire town centre is made of concrete slabs and sharp buildings at weird angles.
Little did I know that I would enjoy taking pictures so much over there. It’s not ugly at all, it’s even very aesthetic. I took hundreds of pictures.
Most of the buildings are by Jean Renaudie and Renée Gailhoustet two “brutalist” architects close to the communist party.
We spent hours going from one building to another. More soon.