The exhibition “Rêveries Urbaines” which was showcased in Rennes and on the Vitra Campus in 2016, presented the first concepts and proposals on the subject of urban development. The topics focused on the overarching theme of how natural elements, such as plants and water, can improve quality of life in urban spaces.
▼项目鸟瞰，景观融入自然环境，aerial view, the landscape blending into the natural environment © Julien Lanoo
▼项目俯视，景观包含水渠和座椅，top view, the landscape including a channel and a bench © Julien Lanoo
“Our aim is to give a new sense of magic to the places where we walk, meet and talk.The scenarios we develop should consequently be both pragmatic and poetic.” Both objects are installed in the public area of the northern Vitra Campus, along the Alvaro Siza Promenade. Ruisseau is a narrow channel carved in a marble base, filled with running water. Ring is a circular platform made of galvanised steel, which appears to float above the ground. Encircling a cherry tree, it serves as collective bench.
▼Ring是一个环形座椅，中间有一颗樱桃树，Ring is a circular platform, encircling a cherry tree © Studio Bouroullec
▼Ruisseau是大理石基座上刻下的细水渠，Ruisseau is a narrow channel carved in a marble base © Julien Lanoo
▼Ruisseau细节，大理石沟渠中水不断流淌，details of Ruisseau, running water in the marble channel © Studio Bouroullec