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06-28-2012

EPSE Sponsors Architects at the Lively Architecture Festival

The objective of the Lively Architecture Festival in Montpellier was to introduce contemporary architecture in urban context to the general public at large. This annual event gives an opportunity for young architects to explore and experiment with new fields of architectural design in relation to the city dwellings.

‘Surprise’ was this year’s theme for the festival from 13th to 17th of June. For this occasion Adam Scales, Paul Scales and Pierre Berthelomeau, a team of architects from Rotterdam, who were supported by EPSE, the European association representing Polycarbonate Sheet producers, Brussels, Belgium, have realized a project entitled “Reframe” which was constructed out of 16 mm Multiwall polycarbonate donated by one of the EPSE members. At first sight, it seems that the project presents an ordinary looking cube which on the second thought is in fact a continuously reframing object, having an extremely complex structure and creating an effect of a ‘surprise’ for an observer. It gives the observer a unique experience and a feeling of being observed and not in fact being the one who observes. The semi-transparent opal coloring of the polycarbonate sheets caught the Mediterranean light perfectly. This resulted in a constant color change, becoming more transparent towards the evening.

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