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Propriétés de France magazine – Le Figaro – March April 2009 - 11-12-2018

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Alain-Dominique Gallizia

The 3D architect

Alain-Dominique Gallizia

Alain-Dominique Gallizia jokingly defines himself as a super-talented architect. He points out that he still uses a lead pencil to draw impossible building, sometimes in 3D. An aristocrat of Italian descent, this eclectic character intially wanted to become an obstetrician but eventually moved to architecture, graduating from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He is also a city planner. Alain-Dominique Gallizia jokingly defines himself as a super-talented architect. He points out that he still uses a lead pencil to draw impossible building, sometimes in 3D. An aristocrat of Italian descent, this eclectic character intially wanted to become an obstetrician but eventually moved to architecture, graduating from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He is also a city planner. Though discreet, Gallizia has many celebrities among his roster of clients, including the Depardieu family, and admits that he is currently drawing the sketches of a town house for a famous TV personnality. Nevertheless, he insists on keeping a low profile and having no more than fifty clients to his portfolio, “so as not to get too big”, which explains why the only brass plate bearing his name is rue Daru, in Paris. Heading a team of three employees, he considers that functionality is more important than sheer beauty, be it in a single house or a luxury apartment. In recent years, he has been looking found a way to bridge his job and the world of graffiti art, “like a canvas stretched between the street and the museum”. He started a collection dedicated to this street art and gathered works by graffiti artists from the NYC underground scene or Europe, asking them to work on the common theme, Love, and make their paintings fit into his small Smart car! This unique collection is being exhibited at the Grand Palais until March 27th and April 26.

Photo © Pierre-Emmanuel Rastoin

Alain-Dominique Gallizia – 39 quater, rue de la Belle Feuillket, 92100 Boulogne Billancourt.

Tél. : 01 41 31 08 18. http://www.gallizia.com

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