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Blog: Basel through Lyon, to Clermont Ferrand and Sarlat

November 26, 2001 /

Basel, Germany

By Kirsten Kiser, Editor-In-Chief, arcspace.com

We missed the Diller & Scofidio "Blur"  building in Yverdon-les-Bains because of severe weather conditions, but can tell you that the steel structure is completed and they are currently installing the fog system.

Continuing "site seeing"  and collecting future features...

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Mario Botta
Tinguely Museum, Basel  (1996)

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Frank Gehry
Vitra Centre, Birsfelden (1993)

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Renzo Piano
Cité Internationale, Lyon (1994)
 

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Jean Nouvel
Opera House, Lyon (1994)
 

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Santiago Calatrava
Gare TGV Lyon-St. ExupŽry (1994)
 

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The future Musée des Confluences in Lyon
 

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Le Corbusier
Church of Ronchamp (1953)
On the cover a wall painting from Ronchamp
 

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Le Corbusier
Dominican Monastery of La Tourette at Eveux (1959)  
 

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Hans Hollein
Vulcania, Clermont Ferrand
Completion February 2002
 

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Jean Nouvel restoration (1999)
L'église Sainte-Marie de Sarlat
 

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The VŽsone Museum (Gallo-Roman Museum)
Under construction in Perigueux
 

Following in several contemporary architect's footsteps, Nouvel, Calatrava and Piano, we stayed at the outstanding "La Cour des Loges" hotel in the Renaissance Quarter of Lyon; the largest in France. 

A lot more about the hotel, decorated by artist HervŽ Thibault, in our future travel section.

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Calatrava drawing from the "La Cour des Loges" Golden Guest Book

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The Center Court skylight of the hotel "La Cour des Loges".
 

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"Traboules" (passageways) around the center courtyard unite four of the most beautiful Renaissance houses.
 

We always visit the local architecture book shop for information. If in Lyon don't miss the Librairie Moniteur.

Next stop San Sebastian, Bilbao and Santiago de Compostela...

Last updated: December 19, 2013

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