The Festival des Architectures Vives in Montpellier—a weeklong exhibition of site-specific, public art installations that connect private mansions and courtyards typically closed off to the public—took place last month, welcoming over 18,000 visitors. Now in its 13th edition, the theme for this year was "SENcity," exploring the significant contributions of emerging technologies on urban living. From a small courtyard taken over by thousands of golden flowers, to a small garden installation that filters and purifies air, reduces pollution, and produces biomass, energy and food, this year's ten installations push the concept of the present day smart city. Check them out below!
↑ "Complicity" by Mailys Meyer and Camille Vannier. Winner of the 2018 Visitors' Award.
↑ "Nature électrique" by 1 week 1 project.
↑ "Summity" by Miguel Angel Lopez Carro & Alberto Vallejo Puntero.
↑ "Stories" by Floating fantasy—Noel Picaper and Hugo Betrand
↑ "U.S.I.N.E—Unité Symbiotique Intelligente Naturelle Efficiente" by Louis Caux and Margaux Limon. Winner of the 2018 Jury Prize.
↑ "Miroirs Miroirs" by 2PAC—Arthur Biasse, Clémentin Rachet, Paul Gard-Baholet and Pauline Le Biez.
↑ "DataLoop" by No Boundary Design—Ken Lee, Ioannis Kamaretsos, Martin Lutz.
↑ "Jeu de Formes, Forme de Jeux" by (hexa)gones—Anaïs Cornu, Logan Rainon et Marion Rhodes.
↑ "Black network" by Aude Lise Garcia, Jordan Llanos and Valentin Sambardy.
↑ "Troiscentsoixante" by Judith Busson Taridec, François Cattoni, Camille Jeanblanc, Yoan Brazy.
↑ "Urban Living Room" by the School of Architecture of the University of Genoa. Honorable Mention.
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