2012 lively architecture festival in montpellier

ByeByeBalloon by Shalumo: Samuel Berthomeau, Lucie Mothes – Bordeaux, France, 2012 Festival des Architectures Vives (posted by Jaime Derringer)

2012 lively architecture festival in montpellier

multi sensory walk down hallway 2012 Lively Architecture Festival in Montpelier

Seventy Five by Nils Völker. at the exhibition "Transjourney"

Seventy Five white bags being inflated and deinflated by computer by Nils Völker. at the exhibition "Transjourney"

Award-winning architects AL_A and engineering firm Arup transformed the V Museum's Grand Entrance on Cromwell Road with the installation of a giant timber wave cascading down the steps. Built from oil-treated American red oak, Timber Wave was a three-dimensional latticework spiral, 12 metres in diameter, that employs construction techniques and materials normally used in furniture making to create a majestic three - storey - high structure.

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'The brief was to respond in some way to the entrance of the V For us it was about making very explicit the London Design Festival residency there,' says architect Amanda Levete of AL_A. 'We wanted to take the V out onto the street.'

'The brief was to respond in some way to the entrance of the V For us it was about making very explicit the London Design Festival residency there,' says architect Amanda Levete of AL_A.

The recurring structures within Timber Wave reflect the repeated motif style that is very much part of the didactic tradition of the V's own historic facade. The Grand  Entrance in particular is vast, multilayered and very ornamental, and the design responds to this with a single dynamic form.

Timber wave - one of the most attractive items on London Design Festival 2011

Timber Wave does exactly that, creating an outdoor installation that is not only graceful, but technically ingenious. Working with engineers and timber specialists from Arup, AL_A's Timber Wave is a feat of precision construction.

Timber Wave does exactly that, creating an outdoor installation that is not only graceful, but technically ingenious. Working with engineers and timber specialists from Arup, AL_A's Timber Wave is a feat of precision construction.

For the ongoing European Biennial of Contemporary Art, a former mining building has been transformed into a vibrant analysis of industrialism.    The existing space has been filled with ‘harvest volumes,’ say the concept designers at 2012Architecten. These volumes map an analysis of waste streams made available as mining is replaced by new industries.

Manifesta 9 by 2012Architecten

For the ongoing European Biennial of Contemporary Art, a former mining building has been transformed into a vibrant analysis of industrialism.

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