0007 | Systèmes des Objets 1 | 2013 | research | Paris | 90 m²


Systèmes des Objets 1




90 m²


Le Terrain


Systèmes des Objets is a response to the need to stage events and cultural activities in a given space and time, but above all, it is an independent research project, a learning experiment on space and how it is occupied.

Each edition brings in various protagonists: architecture students, high school students, architects and visitors. The protocol is based on the use of a single material (XPS board) which is stacked, cut, machined, bonded, etc. to produce modules and objects.

The experiment creates a space in time in which it is made possible to examine different aspects of the architect's work, in terms of both design (intuition, replica, displacement, scale, etc.) and reception (appropriation, transformation, reference, etc.).

By showing the design and construction processes behind architecture, the practice itself is placed under the lens, allowing the architect to share their hesitations and successes, and to multiply their deliberations of form and space before an audience of users. This is possible thanks to its institutional framework, freed from the constraints of the ‘everyday practice of architecture’.


‘If we want to respond to the multiplicity in which society manifests itself we must liberate form from the shackles of coagulated meanings. We must continuously search for archetypal forms which, because they can be associated with multiple meaning, can not only absorb a programme but can also generate one’.

Heman Hertzberger, Lessons for Students in Architecture, 1991


Le Terrain, Part 1 of the Systèmes des Objets project, is a month-long forum initiated by Adrien Durrmeyer and Max Turnheim at the gallery of the École Spéciale d’Architecture de Paris. Conferences, round tables and various project, production and theoretical research workshops were held throughout the month. The scenography is based on this diversity of events, in order to exhaust every possible way of occupying the space.


- Curated by: Adrien Durrmeyer, Max Turnheim

- Production: Leïla Colin-Navaï

- Speakers / facilitators: David Apheceix, Damien Aresta, Charles Aubertin, Reza Azard, Gianfranco Bombaci, Gregory Castéra, Sébastien Chabbert, Anne Chaniolleau, Sébastien Cherruet, Matteo Costanzo, Nicolas Couturier, Camille Dupont, Elias Guenoun, Anne Holtrop, Samuel Jaubert De Beaujeu, Benjamin Lafore, Cédric Libert, Eva Maloisel, Sébastien Marot, Sébastien Martinez Barat, Can Onaner, Baron Osuna, Brent Patterson, Jean-Christophe Quinton, thomas Raynaud, Nicolas Simon, Sandra Terdjman

- Participants: Daniel Abreo, Benjamin Alezraa, Malk Amloul, Deniz Basman, Eglantine Beau, Robin Bel, Arthur Biasse, Margaux Bordet, Alexandre Boulé, Armelle Breuil, Adèle Breux, Pauline Charles, théophile Chaudieux, Felix Chicoteau, Nhaila Chin Foo, Salima El Amrani, Gilles Emmanuel Colomb, Christophe Cormy, Quentin Dejonghe, Martin Detoeuf, Paul Devarrieux, Dorothée Domini, Ophélie Dozat, Lucien Dumas, Hugo Enlart, Kenza Faid, Edouard Fosse, Paul Gard-Baholet, Hadrien Gauthier, Lisa Germain, thomas Giroud, Lola Givdicelli, Marie Gobin, Gerta Heqimi, Paula Jurack, Fériel Landie, Natacha Langevin, Pauline Laplaige, Joséphine Larere, Fanny Laulaigne, Henri-Pierre Lecluse, Delphine Lewandowski, Paul-Antoine Lucas, Cyrus Marion-Ardelen, Misk Merrari, Miryam Mliki, Sanae Nejjari, Charles Ober, Rebecca Perret, Hortense Prot, Babacar Sadikk Fall, Aurélie Selin, Calin Segal, Myriam Seror, Manon Soultanian, Pauline de Vathaire, Hasti Vigi Goudarzi, Joaquin Villalba, Jordan Zekri, Teng Zeng, Selma Zoubeid

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production of temporary space devices in residence

commission : direct commission
client :  École Spéciale d’Architecture
location :  Galerie Spéciale, ESA, Paris, France
state : built
area : 90 m²
budget : 3 000 € 
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