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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
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.

Reframe in Montpellier, France by Paul Scales and Atelier Kit

 
August 10th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Paul Scales and Atelier Kit

Reframe was created by Paul Scales and Atelier Kit for the 7th annual ‘Le Festival des Architectures Vives ’ in Montpellier, France. The festival is comprised of an architectural walking tour through the historic city center where heritage sites are opened up to modern architecture. This years theme was ‘surprise’.

Image Courtesy Pierre Berthelomeau

  • Architects: Paul Scales and Atelier Kit
  • Project: Reframe
  • Location: Montpellier, France
  • Photography: Pierre Berthelomeau
  • The project was made possible by a grant from: Stimuleringsfonds voor Architectuur

Image Courtesy Pierre Berthelomeau

Reframe explores the theme of surprise through the creation of an object that reframes the relation of the visitor to the space, the historic architecture and the other visitors.

What first appears to be a simple modern cube is gradually discovered to be a more complex structure, through which architectural details, elements and facades are continuously revealed, reframed and reflected.

Image Courtesy Pierre Berthelomeau

Visitors experience a shift from the position of observer to observed, from control to controlled and willingly or not, become engaged in a game of surprise and be surprised.

Not only a beautiful and interesting way to contrast modern and historic architecture it also turned out to be very popular with the local kids who discovered that it was also a great object to play in.

Image Courtesy Pierre Berthelomeau

Paul Scales constructed Reframe in their Rotterdam Workshop and together with Atelier Kit rebuilt it in Montpellier for the festival in june 2012. It is now being stored at the Paul Scales Studio and is available for rent or sale.

The project was constructed from 45 sheets of opal-colored 16 mm multi-wall polycarbonate and 16 steel plumbing pipes.

Image Courtesy Pierre Berthelomeau

Image Courtesy Pierre Berthelomeau

Image Courtesy Pierre Berthelomeau

Image Courtesy Pierre Berthelomeau

Image Courtesy Pierre Berthelomeau

Image Courtesy Pierre Berthelomeau

Image Courtesy Pierre Berthelomeau

Image Courtesy Pierre Berthelomeau

Image Courtesy Pierre Berthelomeau

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