Reframe Installation Paul Scales & Atelier Kit

For the Festival of Living Architecture in Montpellier, France, dutch architect Paul Scales and French architecture and design studio Atelier Lit created the Reframe installation, which is the quintessential element of the festival’s theme – Surprise.

Courtesy of Paul Scales & Atelier Kit

Courtesy of Paul Scales & Atelier Kit

The Festival consists in a tour through the old city center, where there is a mix of historic buildings and modern architecture.The installation is a simple cube that “gradually reveals multiple framed viewpoints”, creating its own fake visual tour. It plays with the relation with the way in which we experience space and the common shape of the cube.

Courtesy of Paul Scales & Atelier Kit

Courtesy of Paul Scales & Atelier Kit

Creating a game between refraction, reflection and reframing, between observing and being observed, and from being the controller of the environment and controlling it. Reframe is a simple algorithmic installation that manages to prove that the most basic concepts can be the most interesting.

Courtesy of Paul Scales & Atelier Kit

Courtesy of Paul Scales & Atelier Kit

For the construction, the team used a simple structure of 45 opal-colored polycarbonate sheets, and 16 steel plumbing pipes.

Courtesy of Paul Scales & Atelier Kit

Courtesy of Paul Scales & Atelier Kit

By:Lidia Ratoi

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