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Laurent Kronental

Photographic perspectives

Bordeaux-Le Pecq House

Bois-le-Roy, 1965
Claude Parent architect

This unusual villa, which captures the imagination with the extraordinary movement of its roofs, rising like waves, is a testament to Claude Parent’s virtuosity in working with reinforced concrete. It was commissioned from the architect in 1963 by Andrée Bordeaux-Le Pecq, a painter and president of the Comparaisons contemporary art salon.

Combining living and working spaces (the painter’s studio), offering a reception area on three levels in a multiple and continuous relationship with the landscape, the house is a remarkable 20th-century building of great architectural and heritage value.

Laurent Kronental

Laurent Kronental was born in 1987. He lives and works in Paris. A self-taught photographer, he discovered photography in China during a stay of several months in Beijing. He was seduced by the big cities and the variety of their architecture, their inhabitants, the way they tame space and their personal stories. From 2011 to 2015, he produced his first artistic series, ‘Souvenir d’un Futur’, about elderly people living in large housing estates in the Paris region. His work raises questions about the condition of older people in these areas, and highlights a generation that is sometimes neglected. It offers a different perspective on these often underestimated suburbs, whose walls seem to be slowly ageing, taking with them the memory of a modernist utopia.