The projects are by architects who have never exhibited their work in France before, except for Frenchman Rudy Ricciotti.
The exhibition will therefore offer an opportunity to discover and understand the complex process underlying an 'architectural project: the media and tools used and the different stages in the project, as well as the architects? personal universe.
Visitors will be able to construct their own exhibition route through the villa. Each part represents a stage in the process of design, and direct comparison helps visitors understand the modus operandi of the 9 architectural practices invited to participate: Boyd Cody Architects (Ireland), Bassam El Okeily (Belgium), SeARCH & CMA (the Netherlands), Fran Silvestre Arquitectos (Spain), Johannes Norlander Arkitektur (Sweden), Bassicarella Architectes (Switzerland), Spedstudio (Italy), Aires Mateus Architects (Portugal), Rudy Ricciotti Architecte(France).
Title: 9 Architectes / 9 propositions pour habiter - Exposition Architecture
Dates: February 19 – March 25 2012
Location: Villa Noailles, Hyères, France
Illustrations: courtesy of Villa Noailles
Boyd Cody architects, Villa Bohermore, photo Paul Tierney
Bassam El Okeily, Maison Menten et Biekens, photo Philippe Van Gelooven
SeARCH & CMA, maison de vacances, photo Iwan Baan
Fran Silvestre Arquitectos, maison sur la colline du château, photo Fernando Alda
Johannes Norlander, Maison Morran, photo Rasmus Norlander
Andrea Bassi, pavillon d’été à Sierre, photo Thomas Jantscher
SPEDSTUDIO, Dépendance, photo Saverio Panata
Manuel Aires Mateus, villa à Leiria, photo FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra
Rudy Ricciotti, Villa 356, photo Olivier Amsellem