Architecture – 2012 Lively Architecture Festival

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Are you ready to know a little more about this year’s Lively Architecture Festival (FAV) in Montpellier? If you live near the French city of Montpellier you probably didin’t miss the 7th edition of Lively Architecture, that was held from 13th to 17th June.

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Montpellier was home to the FAV, where eleven teams from all around the world competed against one another with their unique installations exploring human interaction through the use of material, function and space to create a ‘surprise’.

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The projects were featured around the city within the courtyards of the most prestigious and exclusive hotels, giving each one unique opportunities within its environment.

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This year’s winner, Julie Biron, an independent architect working in Berlin, presented an installation that explores the definition of space with a series of circular plates supported by a splender flexible metal wire anchored into upside-down concrete filled flower pots. Upon first view the disks fill the courtyard as a solid mass, but as the user moves through it the round planes bend and move out of the way, constantly redefining space.

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Samuel Berthomeau and Lucie Mothes created ByeByeBallon, which aims at bringing together visitors around the same project. The silver balloons that float above the bases invite visitors to play around and intervene. It is a witty commentary that in essence allows visitors to influence the structure of the project through their presence and interaction with it.

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Cyril Rheims and Mathieu Collos with their project Invitation à la levitation aimed at surprising viewers by intriguing their visual senses. The piled up boxes were covered with anamorphic pictures distorting the image and making the structure invisible.

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Adam Scales, Pierre Berhelomeau and Paul Van Den Berg interpreted the theme of surprise as a way of exploring the visitor’s relationship to space. In doing so, they created Reframe which invites visitors to move across the cube while moving a series of ongoing changes whilst visual experiences unravel. According to the architects, each different spot around the cube animates and activates the existing surrounding architecture as the visitor moves around the project.

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Javier Pena Ibanez and Cristina Sanchez Algarra of Tri-Oh!. created a series of boxes named Cité Surprise, Cité Surprenante which introduce visitors to all of Montpelier’s secret and forgotten places. Viewers become the protagonists as they are able to hide inside the cubes, which are transformed into kaleidoscopes that whisk them away  to all the secret city spots.

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Similar to the previous project, the Tournaround installation by Erik Herrera Iturat, Cristina Bestraten del Pino and Aina Bigorra Gonzalez, aimed at surprising visitors by inviting them to their garden of flowers, which in essence is a game of perception.

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Since 2005, FAV every year, tries to make people more aware of architecture by giving them tools to understand it, by allowing people who live in town to meet people who draw the town. This Festival offers young architects to propose, think, investigate and experiment new fields of architectural design in relation with the classic town.

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