CLUE: A LARGE AUTOMOTIVE PLANT WITH A CONCRETE-FRAME STRUCTURE PAVED THE WAY FOR A NUMBER OF SUCH FACTORIES DESIGNED BY ITS ARCHITECT. WHILE THIS COMPLEX HAS BEEN CLOSED FOR DECADES, A DEVELOPER NOW PLANS TO RENOVATE THE INDUSTRIAL RUIN FOR NEW USES.
The answer to the February issue’s Guess the Architect is GAE AULENTI. In 1986, her Milan-based firm, working with the French office of A.C.T. Architecture, transformed the palatial Quai d’Orsay train station in Paris, designed by by Victor Laloux in 1900, into the Musée d’Orsay, which exhibits art from 1848 to 1915.
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