Chantemerle, 2017.

Puy Saint Vincent is just above Vallouise where Valery Giscard d'Estaing, president of the French Republic, announced in a speech in 1977 the decree that would put an end to these huge constructions in the French Alps.

After 1977, it was decided to build more mountainous buildings, but not necessarily respecting the traditional architecture for this more southern part of the French Alps. All wooden kinds of buildings stand close to another in the valley. La Salle les Alpes, France, 2016.

Secondary housing, they have often stayed in the same state for the last 40 years. Here you can see the original curtains. La Salle les Alpes, 2017.

L'Aigle Noir, la Salle les Alpes, 2017.

La Salle les Alpes, 2017.

Movie theater, La Salle les Alpes, 2017.

La Salle les Alpes, 2016.

Le Serre Blanc, Serre Chevalier, 2018.

With an hypothesis of plus 4 degrees in 2100, only one third of the resorts will be viable in France. Artificial snow will be the usual. La Salle les Alpes, April 2017.

Exposition Centre d'Art Contemporain de Briançon 15 décembre 2018 - 7 avril 2019.

Peculiar architecture from the 60s and 70s, amongst beautiful landscapes. The buildings date back from the post WWII White Rush when ski was considered the future of French Alpine valleys and accompanied the boom of the middle class. Buildings sometimes the fruit of talented architects, sometimes just flying saucers that landed there. Climate is changing, many ski resorts are doomed, global ski economy will need to adjust. What will these buildings become? What will these valleys look like in a few years? Will the valley lose its soul as it is turning its economy towards rich foreigners who can afford artificial snow? The valley of Briançon, depicted here frozen for eternity in the 70s in some aspects, like postcards, to avoid the distressing questions for the future.

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