At this year’s Festival des Architectures Vives, Lucia Martinez Pluchino and Raquel Duran Puente, both architects in Bordeaux, have filled with red balloons a hidden courtyard of Montpellier.

“According to the definition of emotion, not only the physique context but also a personal factor influences our emotional response to stimuli: memories, life experience, character or mood,” say the architects. “This festival provides us with a site and, through its transformation, challenges us to generate an emotion.”


all images © Paul Kozlowski