TRANS (INTER) FERENCE
Location: Montpellier, France | Type: Pavilion | Year: 2015 | Status: Completed
For the tenth edition of the Festival des Architectures Vives in Montpellier, Syracuse University commissioned us to design and construct the three-dimensional drawing TRANS (INTER) FERENCE in the courtyard of Hôtel Audessan, which received the festival's special mention award.
Trans(inter)ference seeks to construct an armature for a series of flickering moments of alignment — an in-between object that weaves subject, object and context into one.
The facades of Hôtel Audessan are projected through one another to become a series of labyrinthine thresholds.
The result is a convergence of drawing and sculpture in space.
While its solidity is defined by material densities and line-weights, its perception is dependent solely on one’s position, creating new relationships with the existing building.
Client: Syracuse University for the 10th edition of the 'Festival des Architecture Vives'
Project Lead: Maya Alam
Design Team: Daniele Profeta
Construction Team: Emily Greer, Waralee Kaewkoon, Thomas Byung Kim
Press: Archdaily, Archinect, Design Boom