Client: Betonsalon Paris
Website: http://playtime.betonsalon.net/playtime2008/

 

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I designed and developed this website for exhibition “Playtime” at gallery Betonsalon in Paris.
The project Playtime borrows its title from the film in which Jacques Tati turns a town into a playground, humorously revealing the pre-planned and absurd progression of modernity. The site that the project focuses on – the 13th’s ZAC Paris Rive Gauche ‘city university’, a new area made of concrete and glass – resembles Tativille. It is an area is growing with inherent utopias: the rehabilitation of a former industrial area, the « open blocks », a basic layout of solid and empty spaces following the concept developed by the architect Christian de Portzamparc, « the university within the city » where knowledge is mixed with urban activities…

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