Following the Atlas of Forms, Poursuite publishes Électricité de France, the first book from the Atlas of the Natural Regions. In 75 photographs, Eric Tabuchi draws up a typology of distribution stations – those buildings that transform high-voltage electricity into low-voltage electricity – and highlights the relationship between the utility giant and regional architecture.
These technical constructions, which we do not pay much attention to as they are part of our environment, take into effect, when we observe them, very varied appearances. Although most of them are concrete and above all functional, many of them, to blend in with the decor, have copied the architecture of the regions in which they take their place by choosing the materials or the shape of the roofs. For example, there are transformers simulating half-timbering in Normandy, while others are made of pink granite in the Trégor.
By putting a house and a distribution station in front of one another, the matching of the local architecture with a national infrastructure gives Electricité de France a touch of humor.
Eric Tabuchi : Électricité de France
80 pages I format 23,5 x 32 cm
ISBN : 978-2-490140-16-9