TRANS (INTER) FERENCE  

150330_FAV_montpellier_competition_alam_axon_unrolled_courtyard.jpg

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.

150330_FAV_montpellier_competition_alam_TopView.jpg

The facades of Hôtel Audessan are projected through one another to become a series of labyrinthine thresholds. 

150330_FAV_montpellier_competition_alam_elevation_2.jpg
150330_FAV_montpellier_competition_alam_elevation_1.jpg

The result is a convergence of drawing and sculpture in space.

1/32

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.

1/2
TransInterFerence_DrawingsSet.gif

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