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Saturday, December 30, 2017

A new project for 2018

First, let me wish you all the best for 2018. 
2017 is over now with its load of good and bad moments for each of us. 
I make the wish that 2018 will fulfill our dreams and expectations and keep us healthy.
What about this new project? 
My dear friend Alison Davies sent me pictures of French building located in the Parc de Bagatelle, very near the Arc de Triomphe in Paris and she suggested we could join our skills to make it and maybe sell it. She'll do all the sculptures and I'll  do the main building. She'll make molds of the sculptured elements to reproduce them 4 or 8 times. I'm sure she'll do a wonderful job.

The story of the building: It's a small pavillion, not exactly square but almost located near the gate of the park.



It has 4 doors, 4 "oeil de boeuf" windows on the sides and 4 on the roof. The particularity is that the walls are curved at the corners (see the picture) which makes it a real challenge for me, but I have some ideas....



I went there in November as I was spending a few days in Paris. I took many pictures of the outside but I couldn't get inside. 


Through the window I could see there is a partition in the middle with a fireplace and a staircase leading to the first floor behind the wall. I won't build that partition but keep the room entire so that we can display Alison's wonderful furniture. The Folie is actually another building much bigger that I hadn't had the opportunity to visit but I will.

This building is called Le Pavillon Louis XV, it was probably used for visitors to wait for the rain to stop or maybe have a picnic but I'm not sure about that at all.

                  
                      Details of the sculptured elements above the door


                         Vertical elements on each side of the doors

Alison has already done the "oeil de boeuf" that will be on the roof. Have a look!


Aren't they perfect?

As for me, my brother has helped me to draw the main lines of the structure using Autocaad program.


This is what it will look like.

The roof now:

That's all for now. Have a great New Year's Eve. It will be very quiet for me, at home.

37 comments:

  1. Que gran proyecto! el pabellón es precioso,con unas lineas muy interesantes!
    Feliz Año Nuevo!
    Besos.

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    1. Merci Pilar, je vous souhaite aussi une tres bonne nouvelle annee.

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  2. Each and every time I go to Paris I go and visit this gorgeous building......it was once a hunting lodge! I am thrilled (and VERY excited) that Alison is making all the exquisite details for this house.......I shall follow you progress with an immense amount of interest. Wishing you a very happy and highly creative 2018.

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    1. Hello Linda,
      It is a charming building indeed. I hope it will be completed before the end of 2018. I will try to post here the different steps of the process. I also wish you a very happy year.

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  3. What a nice challenge. Hope to see a lot of pictures.

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    1. Hello,
      Yes, I will try to take many pictures throughout the building process and will post them on my blog and in FB

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  4. How exciting. I have seen photos of this building many time and thought it beautiful and perfect to be reproduced in miniature. Alison's "oeil de boeuf" is just beautiful. I look forward to your next post.

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    1. Hello Catherine,
      It is beautiful but there are some features that will be a real challenge for me. I am sure Alison will do a great job with the sculptures. The next post isn't ready yet...LOL

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  5. Quel merveilleux projet de plus une association avec Alison Davies pour le faire est fantastique. Tous les deux vous allez faire un excellent travail.
    Bon réveillon, même s'il sera calme, pour nous aussi ce sera de même. Bonne Année à toi aussi, plein de bonnes choses.
    Geneviève

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    1. Bonjour Genevieve et je te souhaite a mon tour une tres bonne annee 2018. C'est peut être un projet ambitieux mais on va essayer. Je n'en suis qu'aux dessins et aux mesures. La decope viendra plus tard. Oui, Noel et le 31 ont ete tres calmes pour moi, un peu tristounet mais ca sera mieux l'année prochaine, j'espère. Brodes tu toujours? Bises

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  6. Merveilleux projet, Patrick!!! Et bonne année 2018!

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    1. Merci Nono et je vous souhaite a mon tour une très bonne et heureuse annee 2018

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  7. Wow! That is an inspiring project... and no large interiors to furnish. I am quite tempted... but let's first see how ou get along, especially with the roof and all the ornamental stuff on the walls. Happy New Year, enjoy the evening at home.
    And: who is Alison? ... perfect window...

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    1. Hello Marion, Happy New Year too. Alison Davies creates amazing thins in 1/12 using the latest technologies. She has a website : Alison Davies". I know this project will be difficult and many people are waiting to see if we'll manage. The curved walls and roof are a real challenge....

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  8. This is going to be amazing and I look forward to seeing your progress pics!

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    1. Hello Shannon, I hope the building will be completed before the end of 2018 but it's quite a challenge.....

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  9. I think that you and Allison make a Dynamic Duo! and that this Pavilion Project will be the ideal venue to showcase the Incredible Talents of each.
    Wishing you a Very Happy New Year Patrick!

    elizabeth

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    1. Hello Elizabeth,
      Happy New Year too. All the best for 2018.
      Yes, it's a very elegant building. I hope the curved walls and roof won't be too difficult to create. I'll take pictures of the process

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  10. happy new year, I cant wait to see how this new house turns out.

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    1. Happy New Year too. I will try to post pictures regularly in my blog and on FB

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  11. Dear Patrick .... I wish you all the best for the year 2018.
    I'm sure ..... the pavillion will be perfect !!!

    Hugs Sigrid

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    1. Dear Sigrid, I wish you all the best for 2018. I hope that little building will fulfill our expectations.

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  12. This is a wonderful project to begin the year with! I look forward to following the build. Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you Josje, all the best for you too for 2018 :)

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  13. Un proyecto fantástico, solo con la primera muestra hecha por Alison "oeil de boeuf", ya lo demuestra , Feliz año nuevo :-)

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    1. Merci, Bonne et heureuse annee a vous aussi.

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  14. I too am thrilled to see you and Alison collaborating on this project and will follow it eagerly. With the talents of two amazing miniaturists, it will be wonderful!

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    1. Hi Linda, I think that with your collaboration, Alison and I can achieve something very nice. I'll keep posting on my blog when the building starts.

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  15. I cannot wait to see this amazing building in miniature by two such talented people, a great start to the year, best wishes to you both.

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    1. Thank you Margaret and best wishes for the New Year too.

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  16. Bonjour Patrick,
    Je te souhaite un magnifique 2018. J'ai très hate de voir votre collaboration progresser.
    A bientôt,
    Giac

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    1. Merci Giac, je te souhaite egalement une tres bonne et heureuse annee 2018 pleine de projets.

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  17. Oh my! What a wonderful project!!! It is off to a great start by the looks of things! I Love Le Jardin de Bagatelle, it is a wonderfully romantic garden with the most amazing roses! I visited on my last trip to Paris and was not disappointed! I remember this building and recall a story about it being built in a very short time as a challenge of some sort.... I don't remember the details! The carvings are gorgeous, and the shape is unique... your version will surely be stunning!

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  18. Yes, Bagatelle must be a lovely garden in the spring or in the summer but I went there to take photos in December, it was freezing cold and it started raining while I was there. I definitely have to go back when the weather is nicer.

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  19. Happy New Year, Patrick. This is going to be a very exciting project to follow. I'm looking forward to it.

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  20. Hello Patrick, I wish that 2018 will fulfill your dreams and expectations and keep you healthy.

    This beautiful pavillion is a daunting and spectacular project! I wish you and Alison good luck with the realisation of this wonderful building.

    I look forward to seeing it built.

    Huibrecht.

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  21. a fantastic project, only with the first sample made by alison "oeil de boeuf", already proves it, happy new year :-)

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