Rue de Meaux Housing
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Architect Renzo Piano
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Location Paris, France   map
Date 1988 to 1991   timeline
Building Type multifamily housing
 Construction System high-tech terra-cotta cladding on GFRC panel frames
Climate temperate
Context urban
Style High-Tech Modern
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Discussion Rue de Meaux Housing Commentary

"The Rue de Meaux Housing (1991) in Paris exemplifies Piano's ability to bring together innovation and exacting craftsmanship with knowledge of the technical aspects of the production of buildings to achieve new and successful results. The appeal of the building's terra cotta cladding brought a durable surface material back into popularity, while revealing its potential for frank elegance, in contrast to neoclassical applications that often disguised the material."
ArchitectureWeek No. 365

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