Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Souffle in Montpellier, France by HOLDUP
August 2nd, 2011 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: HOLDUP
After a fortuitous sky fall, SOUFFLE landed within Trésoriers de France’s courtyard. The impact between that alien object and the “exhibition space” broke the local stability and equilibrium.
Any person suited to tame the installation will be granted a privileged access to a refuge within, half way between a confessional booth and a teleportation box.
The visitor, barefoot, wanders through a peaceful garden, where an oversized rock penetrated. Walking around, she/he eventually discovers a fault through which sneaking in the block itself seems likely.
Surprisingly, the inner atmosphere is far less hostile than expected. After making her/himself comfortable, the intruder shortly notices that any single vibration triggers an interaction with the structure. If fancied, she/he is given the chance to take control of the atmospheric elements projected on the ceiling.
Genuinely imbued with experiences abroad in their respective backgrounds, from Latin America to Eastern Asia, Remy Bardin and Guillaume Jounet establish in late 2010 their own office, determinedly foreign exchange-oriented: HOLDUP.
Owing to growing collaborations, they avoid being confined to the known field of architecture and already tend to explore new territories through a multidisciplinary approach. Freed from preconceptions, their practice turns architecture into a tangible mean of communication to set dialog.
HOLDUP’s early works are developed in Chile, Japan, Norway and United-Kingdom.