1/2© Atelier Montesquieu
2/2© Atelier Montesquieu
ExhibitionClose to me
Le refuge :
l’espace contenu
Curators and scenography:
Pierre-Albert Perrillat & Evelyne Chalaye, architects, teachers at the ENSASE
Cité du design - Bâtiments H

The exhibition presents eight refuge prototypes produced by students from the Saint-Etienne Higher National School of Architecture (ENSASE), in collaboration with apprentices from the Loire Apprentice Training Centre. The full mass of a cube of mineral incites a primary gesture; to dig into the interior and to form a living space by creating walls. From dry-stone mountain refuges to concrete bunkers, the history of architecture is full of examples of these protective masses.