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Restoration of Grand Salon de Vaux-le-Vicomte

At the centre of the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte is the Grand Salon, around which the accomodation and gardens are organised.
The architect Louis Le Vau designed an oval room decorated with stucco, under a dome nearly 18m high, for which the painter Charles Le Brun planned to create an exceptional fresco, a true hymn to the sun,never executed. For almost 200 years, the dome remained undecorated until the palace was restored in the 1840s. A painter-decorator represented a sky dotted with clouds with an eagle in the centre. This fresco, too, was not completed and suffered from the ravages of time.
In 2020, the architectural firm RL & Associés was commissioned to restore the entire Grand Salon. The fresco, which had been fairly well executed, was covered with a reversible whitewash that would allow Charles Le Brun's drawing to be projected digitally.

Bell Tower of Saint Didier - Vaucluse

Saint Didier Restoration of the bell tower-porch

Restoration of a historical monument of the XVIIIth century on the Commune of Saint Didier.
Photo report published in Provence Matin.

 

30th anniversary of the Richard Morris Hunt Prize

The Richard Morris Hunt Prize (RMHP), founded in 1990, is celebrating its 30th anniversary. It is awarded each year to a French or American conservation architect. In 2018, Sixte Doussau de Bazignan, a partner at the RL&A Architects, won this grand prize. He spent six months in the United States, from June to December 2018, to study historical conservation in the context of natural disasters.

Partnership with Studio Milou - Singapore

Partnership between RL&A Architectes Agency and the Studio Milou

Franco-Singaporean collaboration

Article published by the Singaporean Ministry URA to celebrate 30 years of Franco-Singaporean collaboration on the restoration of historical heritage.

Villa Bonaparte - Book

This book presents the history of Villa Bonaparte in Rome, its architectural part, the technical and human adventure of the restoration as well as the portraits of restorers with exceptional know-how. The historian Sebastiano Roberto makes assumptions about the probable architect who designed this villa in 1749 for Cardinal Gonzaga. Didier Repellin and Sixte Doussau, in charge of this restoration, present the technical and aesthetic components of a building imprinted with a refined and precursor classicism, and reveal the stakes of this restoration site. Pictures of Thibaut de Rohan-Chabot.
Villa Bonaparte, De Luca Editore d'arte, 2019

Le Grand Hôtel Dieu de Lyon - Book

This book presents the richness and complexity of the architectural and social evolution of this building, punctuated by human, scientific and artistic anecdotes. It is illustrated with exceptional archival documents and photos of Ferrante Ferranti.
Ombline d'Aboville et Frédérique Malotaux, Le Grand Hôtel Dieu de Lyon, Libel, 2017

The Chapel of the Hotel-Dieu in Lyon

Didier REPELLIN, « Un patrimoine à remettre en valeur », in La chapelle de l’Hôtel-Dieu de Lyon. Carnet d’une restauration, Lyon, Ed. Lyonnaises d’Art et d’Histoire – Hospices Civils de Lyon, 2014, p. 68-72.

The Cathedral of St John Baptist in Lyon

Didier REPELLIN, "The Cathedral of St. John Baptist de Lyon. The interior restoration of the choir "in Monumental, 2014-2, p.40-41.

The Historic Courthouse in Lyon

Didier REPELLIN, « A l’exception répondre par l’exception » et « Restaurer : les savoir-faire d’aujourd’hui à la hauteur de ceux d’hier », in La restauration du Palais de Justice Historique de Lyon, Lyon: EMCC, 2013, p. 50-61 et p. 96-115.

The grace of a cathedral

Scientific co-direction of Lyon. The grace of a cathedral, Strasbourg, La nuée bleue, 2011.

French establishments in Rome

Didier REPELLIN, "The French establishments in Rome" (several articles), in Monumental, 2011-2.