Catégorie : Architecture

  • The Smurfs buildings in Geneva

    The Smurfs buildings in Geneva

    In the Grottes district of Geneva, there are buildings built between 1982 and 1984 by the architects Robert Frei, Christian Hunziker and Georges Berthoud. These very colorful buildings with unconventional shapes stand out in this city with its more classic architecture. The architects wanted to get out of constructions with straight lines, they were inspired…

  • The Valenciennes UFO

    The Valenciennes UFO

    Place de la République in Valenciennes stands this building which does not go unnoticed. Designed by the architect Léon Forgia in the 1970s to house the CAF and the URSSAF (some French administrations), the work was completed in 1980 after certain hazards due in particular to a water table in the basement and administrative hassles.…