Experimental Architecture


Experimental Architecture
To establish original, ecological and economic alternatives to the act of building through experimentation.
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Bellastock lead a work of research-action, proposing methods applied to the problematic of the cycles of matter while placing the social aspect in the center of the project. We assure the sharing of ideas through the organization events that look after the diffusion of knowledge to the largest types of audiences.

Through events as construction festival or workshops, projects are built in public space. It’s the opportunity to apprehend notions of uses, (re)definition of common space and the citizen design of the city. Taking place in a real context, those projects integrates a larger project of urban mutation, implementing a network of local actors.

By providing “masterclass”, framed by a team of professional craftsman, we intend to lead experimentation around discarded matter as resource. It is mostly turn towards urban furniture design, landscape and architectural interventions made with reused materials.

Bellastock's Superville & Superstock festival 2016. ©Alexis Leclercq

Bellastock's Playmobile Festival kitchen 2015. ©Tony Trichanh

Bellastock's One Breath City festival 2011. ©11h45

Bellastock's Waterworld Festival in China 2014

Bellastock's La Fabrique du Clos. Building with reused concrete wall from demolished social housing blocks. ©Alexis Leclercq.

Idea by

Simon Jacquemin
60 Boulevard de la villette
Paris, 75019
Created in 2006, Bellastock is firstly a research platform whose activity relies essentially on the organization of an annual festival, reuniting hundreds of architecture students. Throughout the years, Bellastock has diversified its activity by multiplying its partners with schools, enterprises, local authorities and with all actors concerned within city and territory planning projects. Today, it is an operational association for the monitoring of innovative architectural projects.

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