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Delirious Frites

by Les Astronautes

Delirious Frites

27

Jul

2015

Quebec

Delirious Frites by Les Astronautes.
 
Canadian design collective Les Astronautes has lined a disused alley in Quebec with hundreds of protruding pool noodles.
 
 
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Laval University School of Architecture graduates Gabrielle Blais-Dufour, Robin Dupuis and Alexandre Hamlyn from Les Astronautes won a competition to create an installation in a narrow space between two streets.
 
 


“The intervention takes advantage of the anonymity and the narrowness of the site,” the trio said. “The contrast with the historical surroundings attracts people to discover this forgotten space in the city.”
 
 
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They lined the length of the passage between two buildings with wooden panels that reach well above head height.
 
Hundreds of pink and orange tube-shaped pool noodles, normally used for staying afloat in the swimming pool, are slotted through holes in the pink-painted panels so they droop into the alley.
 
 
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Surgical Intervention

Product definition

It is an intervention of an existing structure; the intervention can be partial or overall depending of each individual case.
 
It is based on the removal and/or modification of its mass, and the addition of architectural elements to define new functions such as retail, commerce, entertainment areas and public spaces commonly open to the public.


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