Friday, May 3, 2013

Entrance to the Porte Dauphine Metropolitain station

Entrance to the Porte Dauphine Metropolitain station designed by Hector Guimard. This work is considered pure Art Nouveau. There were not so much architectural structures as decorative signs and symbols. The entrance was constructed out of prefabricated parts of cast iron and glass. There was one critic who described the entrance as dragonfly’s wings. It has a transparent canopy and panel "windows" above, and orange paneled walls below, each panel replicating the same scrolling Art Nouveau pattern that echoes the ironwork of the frame. There is a combination of imagination and functionally. For me the entrance looks like a path to a different world. I’m positive that when people walk in to the entrance there’s a feeling of joy.

Here are some pictures as you enter the Metro Station.   


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