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Parti Communiste Francais

Entrance of the headquarters of the French communist party (PCF) in Paris, designed in the 1960’s by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer while he was living in exile in France. Mr Niemeyer is 103 years old now and they say he is still active. His work is still quite controversial among other architects. It is either love it or hate it. Some criticize his purely formal approach, his subjective sources of inspiration and his lack (or perhaps conscious  rejection) of serious theoretical motivations. Despite his own communist convictions…

Ingang van het hoofdkwartier van de Franse communistische partij in Parijs, ontworpen in de jaren ’60 door de Braziliaanse architect Oscar Niemeyer toen hij in Parijs in ballingschap leefde. Meneer Niemeyer is momenteel 103 jaar oud en naar men zegt nog steeds actief.  Zijn werk is nog steeds vrij controversieel onder architecten. Sommigen bekritiseren zijn puur formele benadering, zijn subjectieve inspiratiebronnen en zijn gebrek (of misschien bewuste afwijzing) van een serieuze theoretische grondslag. Ondanks zijn eigen communistische gedachtengoed…

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