The Architecture of Discos at Villa Noailles
The role of discos as a testing ground for architectural innovation is explored in an exhibition at villa Noailles in Hyères, until March 19.
The annual architecture exhibition hosted by villa Noailles in Hyères, this year focuses on discos. A pop-up disco has even been specially designed by Nicolas Dorval Bory and installed in the villa for the duration of the show, until March 19.
“Discos are a testing ground for architects: through technological and formal devices, they develop an artificial world with a controlled atmosphere that is isolated from the outside,” according to curators Audrey Teichmann, Benjamin Lafore and Sébastien Martinez-Barat.
Projects from France and aboard, dating as far back to the 1960s, are displayed through rare documents; unseen plans, models, photographs, sculptures, graphic works and videos; and photographic series and texts by guests contributors.