on shaky ground – atelier raum

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architecture, installation

We generally prefer architecture – as well as the ground we walk on – to be solid, sturdy and strong. And so they should be. French architects Atelier Raum are playing with this sense of stability in their installation La Ville Molle (‘soft city’) at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Art in Bourges.

This replica of a paved surface has an implant under it, which makes it unexpectedly move and modify when stepped on, making us think about the ground we walk on, our relationship to it and to the cities and urban landscapes it composes. Watch your step now…

The architects have produced this video to showcase the work, with original music by French band Mansfield Tya.

And here’s how it was made:

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