Clematis 

Normandy 
© Collection  ”Série Noire”

www.caroline-blankstein.fr

Clematis 

  • Normandy 

© Collection  ”Série Noire”

www.caroline-blankstein.fr

Dismantlement work : done !
Démantèlement : terminé !

Old Parisian market hall, Art Nouveau style, during major renovation works / Ancien marché couvert style Art Nouveau pendant d’importants travaux de réhabilitation.
Carreau du Temple 2009-2014 - Paris
©Collection «Carodutemple»

www.caroline-blankstein.fr

Dismantlement work : done !

Démantèlement : terminé !

Old Parisian market hall, Art Nouveau style, during major renovation works / Ancien marché couvert style Art Nouveau pendant d’importants travaux de réhabilitation.

Carreau du Temple 2009-2014 - Paris

©Collection «Carodutemple»

www.caroline-blankstein.fr

Original structure revealed…
Structure d’origine dévoilée…

Old Parisian market hall, Art Nouveau style, during major renovation works / Ancien marché couvert style Art Nouveau pendant d’importants travaux de réhabilitation.
Carreau du Temple 2009-2014 - Paris
©Collection «Carodutemple»

www.caroline-blankstein.fr

Original structure revealed…

Structure d’origine dévoilée…

Old Parisian market hall, Art Nouveau style, during major renovation works / Ancien marché couvert style Art Nouveau pendant d’importants travaux de réhabilitation.

Carreau du Temple 2009-2014 - Paris

©Collection «Carodutemple»

www.caroline-blankstein.fr

Almost done…
Presque fini…

Old Parisian market hall, Art Nouveau style, during major renovation works / Ancien marché couvert style Art Nouveau pendant d’importants travaux de réhabilitation.
Carreau du Temple 2009-2013 - Paris
©Collection «Carodutemple»

www.caroline-blankstein.fr

Almost done…

Presque fini…

Old Parisian market hall, Art Nouveau style, during major renovation works / Ancien marché couvert style Art Nouveau pendant d’importants travaux de réhabilitation.

Carreau du Temple 2009-2013 - Paris

©Collection «Carodutemple»

www.caroline-blankstein.fr

Cleaning…
Nettoyage…

Old Parisian market hall, Eiffel style, during major renovation works / Ancien marché couvert style Eiffel pendant d’importants travaux de réhabilitation
Carreau du Temple 2009-2013 - Paris
©Collection «Carodutemple»

www.caroline-blankstein.fr

Cleaning…

Nettoyage…

Old Parisian market hall, Eiffel style, during major renovation works / Ancien marché couvert style Eiffel pendant d’importants travaux de réhabilitation

Carreau du Temple 2009-2013 - Paris

©Collection «Carodutemple»

www.caroline-blankstein.fr

Colours 

Normandy 
© Collection  ”Série Noire”

www.caroline-blankstein.fr

Colours 

  • Normandy 

© Collection  ”Série Noire”

www.caroline-blankstein.fr

I’m a poor, lonesome cowboy…

Old Parisian market hall, Art Nouveau style, during major renovation works / Ancien marché couvert style Art Nouveau pendant d’importants travaux de réhabilitation

Carreau du Temple 2009-2013 - Paris
©Collection «Carodutemple»

www.caroline-blankstein.fr

I’m a poor, lonesome cowboy…

Old Parisian market hall, Art Nouveau style, during major renovation works / Ancien marché couvert style Art Nouveau pendant d’importants travaux de réhabilitation

Carreau du Temple 2009-2013 - Paris

©Collection «Carodutemple»

www.caroline-blankstein.fr

Shovelful…
Pelletée

Old Parisian market hall, Art Nouveau style, during major renovation works / Ancien marché couvert style Art Nouveau pendant d’importants travaux de réhabilitation

Carreau du Temple 2009-2013 - Paris
©Collection «Carodutemple»

www.caroline-blankstein.fr

Shovelful…

Pelletée

Old Parisian market hall, Art Nouveau style, during major renovation works / Ancien marché couvert style Art Nouveau pendant d’importants travaux de réhabilitation

Carreau du Temple 2009-2013 - Paris

©Collection «Carodutemple»

www.caroline-blankstein.fr

Joystick…

Old Parisian market hall, Eiffel style, during major renovation works / Ancien marché couvert style Art Nouveau pendant d’importants travaux de réhabilitation

Carreau du Temple 2009-2013 - Paris
©Collection «Carodutemple»

www.caroline-blankstein.fr

Joystick…

Old Parisian market hall, Eiffel style, during major renovation works / Ancien marché couvert style Art Nouveau pendant d’importants travaux de réhabilitation

Carreau du Temple 2009-2013 - Paris

©Collection «Carodutemple»

www.caroline-blankstein.fr

Traces of the past…
Traces du passé…

Old Parisian market hall, Art Nouveau style, before & during major renovation works / Ancien marché couvert style Art Nouveau avant & pendant d’importants travaux de réhabilitation.
The Carreau du Temple is undoubtedly one of the most sublime and yet fragile survivor of the 19th century French industrial architecture in Paris. I’ve always been fascinated by this spectacular building imposing its “Art Nouveau” style. Located right in the center of the city in Le Marais district (3rd arr.), this ancient market hall has been a famous popular market place dedicated to the sale of clothing and second-hand leather clothing until the 70’s.
In the 80’s, the Carreau had lost its attraction. Almost empty, some politicians suggested to destroy it to make room for a parking place. Eventually, after over ten years of sharp negotiations, National authorities as well as the City of Paris voted for the renovation and rehabilitation of the Carreau to make it a multidisciplinary space dedicated to art, sport & cultural activities and events. The restoration project has been conducted by architect Thomas Rouyrre of Studio Milou Architecture during 5 years, between 2009 - 2014.
Living luckily next to it, as a neighbor, I quite naturally wanted to give my point of view and witness the incredible transformation of this old familiar & treasured building. It is how this 5 years project started. Here the results of the “Caro du Temple” series.

Carreau du Temple 2009-2014 - Paris
©Collection «Carodutemple»

www.caroline-blankstein.fr

Traces of the past…

Traces du passé…

Old Parisian market hall, Art Nouveau style, before & during major renovation works / Ancien marché couvert style Art Nouveau avant & pendant d’importants travaux de réhabilitation.

The Carreau du Temple is undoubtedly one of the most sublime and yet fragile survivor of the 19th century French industrial architecture in Paris. I’ve always been fascinated by this spectacular building imposing its “Art Nouveau” style. Located right in the center of the city in Le Marais district (3rd arr.), this ancient market hall has been a famous popular market place dedicated to the sale of clothing and second-hand leather clothing until the 70’s.

In the 80’s, the Carreau had lost its attraction. Almost empty, some politicians suggested to destroy it to make room for a parking place. Eventually, after over ten years of sharp negotiations, National authorities as well as the City of Paris voted for the renovation and rehabilitation of the Carreau to make it a multidisciplinary space dedicated to art, sport & cultural activities and events. The restoration project has been conducted by architect Thomas Rouyrre of Studio Milou Architecture during 5 years, between 2009 - 2014.

Living luckily next to it, as a neighbor, I quite naturally wanted to give my point of view and witness the incredible transformation of this old familiar & treasured building. It is how this 5 years project started. Here the results of the “Caro du Temple” series.

Carreau du Temple 2009-2014 - Paris

©Collection «Carodutemple»

www.caroline-blankstein.fr

Scaffholding
Echafaudage

Old Parisian market hall, Eiffel style, during major renovation works / Ancien marché couvert style Eiffel pendant d’importants travaux de réhabilitation

Carreau du Temple 2009-2013 - Paris
©Collection «Carodutemple»

www.caroline-blankstein.fr

Scaffholding

Echafaudage

Old Parisian market hall, Eiffel style, during major renovation works / Ancien marché couvert style Eiffel pendant d’importants travaux de réhabilitation

Carreau du Temple 2009-2013 - Paris

©Collection «Carodutemple»

www.caroline-blankstein.fr

Hello everybody !!  
Salut tout le monde !!

Normandy 
© Collection  ”Série Noire”

www.caroline-blankstein.fr

Hello everybody !!  

Salut tout le monde !!

  • Normandy 

© Collection  ”Série Noire”

www.caroline-blankstein.fr

Winter 2010 by night
L’hiver 2010, la nuit

Old Parisian market hall, Eiffel style, during major renovation works / Ancien marché couvert style Eiffel pendant d’importants travaux de réhabilitation

Carreau du Temple 2009-2013 - Paris
©Collection «Carodutemple»

www.caroline-blankstein.fr

Winter 2010 by night

L’hiver 2010, la nuit

Old Parisian market hall, Eiffel style, during major renovation works / Ancien marché couvert style Eiffel pendant d’importants travaux de réhabilitation

Carreau du Temple 2009-2013 - Paris

©Collection «Carodutemple»

www.caroline-blankstein.fr

The must have French forklift Manitou
L’incontournable Manitou

Old Parisian market hall, Eiffel style, before & during major renovation works / Ancien marché couvert style Eiffel avant et pendant d’importants travaux de réhabilitation

Carreau du Temple 2009-2013 - Paris
©Collection «Carodutemple»

www.caroline-blankstein.fr

The must have French forklift Manitou

L’incontournable Manitou

Old Parisian market hall, Eiffel style, before & during major renovation works / Ancien marché couvert style Eiffel avant et pendant d’importants travaux de réhabilitation

Carreau du Temple 2009-2013 - Paris

©Collection «Carodutemple»

www.caroline-blankstein.fr

Working tool at rest
Outil de travail au repos

Old Parisian market hall, Eiffel style, during major renovation works / Ancien marché couvert style Eiffel pendant d’importants travaux de réhabilitation

Carreau du Temple 2009-2013 - Paris
©Collection «Carodutemple»

www.caroline-blankstein.fr

Working tool at rest

Outil de travail au repos

Old Parisian market hall, Eiffel style, during major renovation works / Ancien marché couvert style Eiffel pendant d’importants travaux de réhabilitation

Carreau du Temple 2009-2013 - Paris

©Collection «Carodutemple»

www.caroline-blankstein.fr