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Les maisons des ponts parisiens à la fin du XVIIIe siècle : étude d'un phénomène architectural et urbain particulier

Abstract : The presence of inhabited bridges in Paris at the end of the 18th century is still unknown. The houses on parisian bridges, pulled down in 1788, are fit in with the architecture of their time, copying its forms and ideas. Nevertheless these houses show their own features. The first one is that their architecture is in accordance with a complete town planning programme, in a particularly important location crossed by anyone crossing Paris. In fact, inhabited bridges are the only completely achieved urban and architectural reasoned project of modern Paris, save place Royal and place Dauphine. Inhabited bridges result also from a speculative project : houses are conceived to be used as a letting concern with the shop as main component, converting the bridge into a real commercial street. The last specific characteristic, which is not to be seen elsewhere in Paris, lies in the back part of the ground floor which is split into two different levels, as a clever answer to the lack of space in these cramped houses. Although parisian bridge houses had lost their original magnificent appearance on the eve of French Revolution, they represented an impressive example of a specific architectural phenomenon.
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Youri Carbonnier. Les maisons des ponts parisiens à la fin du XVIIIe siècle : étude d'un phénomène architectural et urbain particulier. Histoire, économie et société, Armand Colin, 1998, 17 (4), pp.711-723. ⟨10.3406/hes.1998.2009⟩. ⟨hal-03277136⟩

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