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Organic and Oceanic Extravaganza

6 rue de Hanovre, 2d arrondissement

Built by architect Adolphe Bocage (1860-1927) in 1908
The entry hall contains a large horseshoe staircase. The concrete walls of the building structure are covered with marine inspired motifs such as waves, octopuses and star fish molded on so-called 'Grès de Bigot' (Bigot developed a special ceramics which was used to decorate and protect concrete at a period when one was not sure of its sealing properties).

Adolphe Bocage also represented the Parisian architects society at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893


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