Discovering unexpected urban areas

Festival des architectures vives 2014

by Serena L. Rosato
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ARCHITECTURE_ The Festival des Architectures Vives aims to raise public awareness of the wide range of architecture. It seeks not only to highlight the work of a younger generation of architects, landscape architects, urban planners but also to discover unexpected urban areas.

Two targets are set. On the one hand, open to visitors during the festival these landmarks. On the other hand, through the intervention of the creative teams present a work specific to each place and reveal an intimate relationship between contemporary architecture and heritage sites.

This Festival proposes during 2 weeks, 18 sites where the facilities takes place on the thematic «Sensuality». These achievements ephemeral small-scale, takes possession of the premises during the festival. 

For this 9th edition of the Festival des Architectures Vives is no less than 250 international teams, who have respond to the call for applications. With the Sensuality thematic, 17 teams and one invited university will present to you theirs work through a route in the city of Montpellier and La Grande Motte.

You can discover the 10 installation of the young architects + one of the invited university, IAAC from Barcelona, in the city center of Montpellier. 

Alban GUEHO – Paris


Amandine CAR, Guillaume RANGHEARD – Marseille


- Marie BENIGUEL, Johana BOKTOR, Frederic MADRE – Paris



Florence BALESTRIERI, Carmen VAZQUEZ MORENO - Montpellier




MoonWalkLocal _ Axel ADAM-COURALET, Lucas GEOFFRIAU, Etienne HENRY, Xin LUO, Camille RICARD – Bordeaux-Les Lilas


Reset-Studio _ Julien THIRION, Thalia SEQUEIRA, Jae YOUNG CHOI – Drancy


IAAC _ Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia – Barcelona


TTT architectes _ Gaétan MORALES, Antoine PASCAL - Paris/London

Tracks _ Moise BOUCHERIE, Jérémy GRIFFON, Mathieu LAMOUR – Paris

Anais OUTURQUIN, Cécile MEERSMAN – Paris


With its success of the first edition, the FAV reiterates its presence in La Grande Motte while lengthening the program. It will be presented 7 works of young architectes during 10 days.

NAS Architecture _ Hadrien BALALUD DE ST JEAN, Guillaume GIRAUD, Johan LAURE – Montpellier


Alexandre ARCENS, Marion MOUSTEY Montpellier/Paris


DOTS _ Jason SCROGGIN, Akari TAKEBAYASHILexington (Etats-Unis)


Porté(e) _ Rosine AUTRAN, Elodie BOUIN, Jorge CALDERON-ARIAS, Fréderic GANICHOT Montpellier/Toulouse/Lyon

- Fakir _ Marie BELLORINI, Charlène CIESLEWICZ, Anais KREBS – Dijon

Nicolas BAUDRU, Léa CORBA – Paris

Sébastien CARE, Basile CHOPARD _ Marseille/Valenciennes



The FAV will be held from the 11th to the 15th of June 2014 at Montpellier
Free entry from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

And from the 21rst to the 29th of June 2014 at La Grande Motte 
Free entry from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm



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    • Serena L. Rosato

      Serena L. Rosato


      Bari / Italy

      Architetto per vocazione, web writer per diletto. Progetta spazi e costruisce idee giocando con pixel e inchiostro, occhi curiosi e delicata ironia. Attenta ai dettagli e distratta dalle novità, costantemente alla ricerca della bellezza delle cose. Dichiarata dipendenza da viaggi, musei e scarpe. ____________________________________________________________ Architect by vocation , web writer for pleasure. She designs and builds spaces ideas playing with ink and pixels, curious eyes and de)