Odile Decq - Phantom - édition limitée
This portfolio composed of seven plates of illustrations presents Odile Decq’s project for the creation of a restaurant inside the Garnier Opera, with drawings and models in volume of the site.
For the Garnier Opera in Paris, Odile Decq designed a new restaurant in the former rotunda of the building:
‘In order to inscribe a new space in the heart of the Garnier Palace, one is confronted with the extremely imposing protective constraints due to the fact that the building is a Historical Monument: it is impossible to touch the walls, pillars or arches in order to ensure total reversibility. Therefore the restaurant’s façade slides and ripples (…). No visible structure. Its presence is minimal and the view both ways is total.
From the fine columns posed on the floor near the stone pillars to the shells of white moulded plaster forming the railing on the edge of this spaceship-like structure located under the dome, the mezzanine is a cloud-like surface developing itself and curling up between the existing elements it never touches. An allusion to the fluid form of the phantom whose white veil stealthily slips into space (…).” Odile Decq
This portfolio composed of seven plates of illustrations presents Odile Decq’s project for the creation of a restaurant inside the Garnier Opera, with drawings and models in volume of the site. The architect tells us about the conception of her project for this exceptional place in a text translated into English.
- 30 x 22 cm (à l'italienne)
- 7 planches d'illustrations
- Publication date
Odile Decq is an architect born in 1955 in Laval, in the Mayenne department of France. Odile Decq graduated in architecture in Paris in 1978 and received a diploma in Urbanism and Planning in 1979 from the Institute of Political Studies in Paris. In 1980, Odile Decq opened her own agency and subsequently went into partnership with Benoît Cornette in 1985 (ODBC agency). Together they achieved two buildings for the “Banque Populaire de l’Ouest” in Rennes, a project which brought them international recognition. A Golden Lion Award was attributed to the ODBC agency during the Venice Biennale of Architecture in 1996. After an international competition in 2001, Odile Decq’s project was selected for the expansion of Rome’s museum of contemporary art (MACRO). In 2004, another one of her projects was selected for the construction of the Regional Contemporary Art Fund (FRAC) in Rennes whose construction is almost completed today (opening scheduled in Spring 2012). Odile Decq has been a professor since 1992 at the “Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture” in Paris where she was elected head of the Department of Architecture in 2007. http://www.odbc-paris.com/web/
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