Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Baron Foster of Thames Bank

Classical Roman Stone Architecture
Modern Aluminium and Glass Architecture

Foster's Carré d'Art dialogues with the Roman Temple at Nîmes

In the areas surrounding a jewel of Roman Architecure you have to be either extremely conservative (better still, go for an empty space) or daringly bold. Norman Foster 's boldness rewarded the city of Nîmes with another jewell that not only does not impair our enjoyment of the old temple but actually enhances our understanding of lines, space and other architectural stuff of the Roman limestone box. Bravo!

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