0035 | Systèmes des Objets 3 | 2015 | research | Orléans | 3000 m²


Systèmes des Objets 3




3000 m²


FRAC Centre


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


For this edition, the week-long event took place at the Frac Centre – Val de Loire, at the initiative of the curators Emmanuelle Chiappone-Piriou and Aurélien Vérnant. With a team of fourteen high school students, Systèmes des Objets examined questions on the transmission and appropriation of space through a series of exercises carried out at the Frac. The experiment included a series of events throughout the week, such as concerts, conferences, lectures, DJ sets and dance shows.


- Curated by: Emmanuelle Chiappone-Piriou, Aurélien Vernant

- Teacher: Sophie Frey

- Participants: Milena Bauchet, Isya Belenus, Charline Blanchet, Aliette Boyer, Pauline Cartier, Lalita Choummanivong, Emile Dupont, Nina Gendronneau, Salomé Jauffret, Arthur Lecœur, Adèle Maufrais, Pierre Mikhaylov, Nadia Rakini, Lisa Vatan

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program: production of temporary space devices in residence
commission : direct commission
client :  Frac Centre-Val de Loire
location :  Orléans, France
state : built
area : 3 000 m²
budget : 5 000 € 
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