Sept Ans de Bonheur

design study: mirrored pavilions

heldenplatz

The mirrored pavilions serve as exhibition space for contemporary art-projects in different cities (Venice, Paris, Vienna). The temporary buildings can be combined in different ways to generate various different geometries.
With its different shapes and angles together with it’s mirrored surface, the façade reflects its urban surroundings and “breaks” the familiar image of the city. Thus its geometry becomes elusive. The façade is defined by its surroundings.

Through spy-mirrors, the pavilions appear transparent from the inside to the outside. Sounds from the outside are “reflected” with the help of microphones and hidden speakers to the interior.

By the use of different scientific analysis like the Visibility Graph Analysis (VGA by Space Syntax) the implementation of the pavilions was tested concerning visibility, orientation and vista in the context of their urban surroundings.
(2009; design study)

The architecture magazine Skin published an article about Sept Ans de Bonheur: Link