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Festival des Architectures Vives: WEAVE SHAPE PAVILION

Festival des Architectures Vives: WEAVE SHAPE PAVILION

Published by Leonardo Calcagno

For this 9th edition of the Festival des Architectures Vives, the Pavilions of Montpellier and of La Grande Motte are made by the Atelier NH in Montpellier and the Atelier Jerome Lafond in La Grande Motte. The pavilion is the starting point of the Festival des Architectures Vives. It aims to inform the visitors, to guide them in their journey. This is also the place of the public vote. Ideally located in the heart of the cities of Montpellier and La Grande Motte is a major work. They will be successively opened in Montpellier on Wednesday June 4 to Sunday, June 15, 2014, from 9:00am to 7:00pm and from the 21rst to the 29th of June 2014 from 10:00am to 7:00pm in La Grande Motte.

The pavilion has many aims:
– be the place of welcoming and informations for the public,
– be the start of the route because easily identifiable,
– do the link with the past years with the books of FAV since 2006.

Is also:
– the place for the public’s vote for the best installation,
– the place for the awards ceremony.

The pavilion is open to the public one week before the opening of sites. 
The pavilions of 2012 and 2013 Montpellier’s editions are exhibited at Ecole Nationale Superieure d ‘Architecture of Montpellier. The one of 2012 has been presented at Pierres Vives as part of an exhibition « Morceaux choisis » during the June month 2013.

The FAV’s Pavilion of Montpellier
For the 9th edition of the Festival des Architectures Vives in Montpellier, the Pavilion will be create by the Atelier NH, Laura NARGEOT and Aurélie HARLIN, two young architects.

The project 
WEAVE SHAPE PAVILION : ” Sensuality is attachment to sensual pleasure.”
Sensuality is induced for us, it is suggested ; It belongs to felt. It is an evocation of sensuousness, softness, fluidity and flexibility and reminds us waltz reeds whipped by the wind or the curves of the womanly body…
We have chosen to be inspired by the Haute Couture and its mission to shape figures. Christian Lacroix has brought up to date an accessory to the less become a sensual object and made it a base of his art: the corset. Real architect of the body in its ability to highlight and accentuate curves, the corset, like skeletal structure, is the object of our inspiration for this pavilion 2014.

At the level of the court, this project reveals aweaving architecture where wood frames function as generators of curves. A particular work is given to weaving a membrane, where the effects vary depending on the shapes of the generators. Determined by this breading, the volume of the pavilion is revealed in its curve and its sensuousness, evoking plaited laces of a corset.

Within the court in both covered and opened, with columns that encourage perambulation, the project questions the inside/outside, by its volume that becomes a filter for light, look, the course and the heart of the pavilion.

Through its sensual forms, the Weave Shape Pavilion, which combines optical games and shadows, welcomes you to present you the projects of the 9th Festival des Architectures Vives in Montpellier.

The FAV’s Pavilion of La Grande Motte
For the 2nd edition of the Festival des Architectures Vives in Montpellier, the Pavilion will be create by the Atelier Jérôme Lafond, Jérôme LAFOND and Marion PUJOL, two young urban planner – architects from Montpellier.

The project
At the place where the sea meets the City, where the infinite horizon changes in skyline of Conques and Canopy, where the geometric rigor of a dock disappears into the mirror of water of the harbor , where the sound of halyards tapping on mats boats accompanies iodine breeze and the sun bathed in a blue sky shows the shaded squares . The reception pavilion is ” resonance ” with this imaginary place, this interleaving scales ranging from a large landscape to the concrete dock. It plays with different scales and unfolds according to several readings.

From afar, a white cube abstract, is revealed gradually as one approaches. The picture looks disturbed by the moirage effects, transparencies and shadows that make the tense lines the walls of this volume distorted by interiorities.

A few inches from the pavilion , braided rope on a metal structure staging subtly all our senses , awakening before the meeting works on the theme of sensuality.

The Pavilions presentation in pdf

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