6 – 2021

Pouillon in Algeria

While Fernand Pouillon’s work in France is famous, the buildings he erected in Algeria are practically unknown. The Lausanne photographer Leo Fabrizio has documented them. From 1953 to 1958 Pouillon built 5700 dwellings in Algiers, erected in record time, with a tight budget, modern fittings, made of natural stone. From 1966 to 1972 Pouillon returned to Algeria to realise dozens of hotels, holiday resorts and public buildings. The form of expression and construction shifted away from massive stone and moved in a variety of directions that are worth
discovering.

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