A patchwork of materials spanning four centuries of Paris buildings. Rough cut limestone and neatly dressed blocks, rubble infill and stucco rendering, structural bricks and surface details.
Dressed stone & infill
Local limestone in an old, random wall
Soft brick, hard brick & rubble stone
Limestone hidden & revealed
Neatly coursed limestone with surprising pink mortar
Hidden stone with rusting iron pins
Brick as surface detail, maybe no thicker than the tiles
Stone from further afield – marble for a hard wearing staircase
Brick as pattern to enliven a concrete frame
A selection of Parisian textures from a short walk in the 13th arrondissement.