Hôtel Alexandre

Hôtel Alexandre also known as Hôtel Soult is a hôtel particulier in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, France designed by French architect Étienne-Louis Boullée. The building was constructed from 1763 to 1766 and is the best surviving structure designed by Boullée.[1][2]

Hôtel Alexandre
Hôtel Alexandre 2.jpg
General information
LocationParis, France
Address16 rue de la Ville-l'Évêque
Design and construction
ArchitectÉtienne-Louis Boullée
DesignatedNovember 4, 1927
Reference no.PA00088866

HistoryEdit

ConstructionEdit

The hôtel particulier was commissioned by André-Claude-Nicolas Alexandre, a French financer. Boullée began designing the building at age 35, making it one of his earliest projects.[2]

A mansard roof was later adder to the building, replacing the original rooftop terrace.

Heritage designationEdit

The building was listed as a Monument historique on November 4, 1927.[3]

2001 additionEdit

 
The building as seen through doorway of the 2001 addition

In 2001 the building was incorporated into the atrium of a contemporary office building designed by Delaage Tsiropoulos Architecture Carvunis Cholet to serve as the headquarters of Suez.[2]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Palmer, Allison Lee (2011-02-11). Historical Dictionary of Neoclassical Art and Architecture. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 9780810874749.
  2. ^ a b c Ayers, Andrew (2004). The Architecture of Paris: An Architectural Guide. Edition Axel Menges. ISBN 9783930698967.
  3. ^ www2.culture.gouv.fr http://www2.culture.gouv.fr/public/mistral/mdp_fr?ACTION=CHERCHER&FIELD_98=LMER,LPAL&VALUE_98=PA00088866. Retrieved 2019-08-15. Missing or empty |title= (help)