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Discover Benelux | Special Theme | Innovative Architecture
“If you simply watch a sci-fi movie and do pay attention, no matter what year it is and how far in the future the movie is set, very often the most prestigious neighbourhoods are designed in the style we love and are passionate about... the future too has already made its choice,” jokes Chan. From the Renaissance to late nineteenth century, there are more than two hundred reference books in their library that inspire the team at Paris Classical Architecture. From handmade and water coloured sketches of projects to three dimensional models that help the contractors understand each detail of the façade, the work and processes in themselves are also a combination of modernity and tradition. “Architecture is a language,” explains Hertenberger. “It has its rules and grammar, it has words and tenses. And it is those very rules that give you the liberty to tell any story you wish. The best architectural designs are not always the stunning buildings of the latest fashion, because today's fashion is doomed to become yesterday's. It is rather the functional and humble architecture that can cross times and generations without aging. Paris is the capital of timeless architecture, which might be the reason why Paris is so eternally fashionable.” Whether you are an individual with a taste for the finest, or a contractor and developer with ambitious projects, the team at Paris Classical Architecture will bring their expertise with them. So for your next architectural project, take some time for the timeless and bring a sparkle of Paris into your life. www.parisclassical.com
OPPOSITE PAGE: In the heart of Moscow a 4,500 square metre mansion designed by Paris Classical Architecture in 2013, delivered in 2015. TOP: A work in progress in Hougzhouen, China, a six building complex with an international conference, two museums and two five star Hotels. MIDDLE: A mall designed to look like a Dutch village, built earlier this year in Nanning, south of China. BOTTOM: A complex of 77 mansions of up to 2,500 square metres each.
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