Olivier Bourgeois : Trop de Bleu by In Progress Architecture
Olivier Bourgeois
Trop de Bleu by In Progress Architecture
O.Bourgeois, December 21, 2009
Olivier Bourgeois_Trop de Bleu_Serge Boudreau, Olivier Bourgeois
Olivier Bourgeois_Trop de Bleu_Serge Boudreau, Olivier Bourgeois


Trop de bleu is a temporary exhibition pavillon located in Magdalen Islands, a little archipelago of colorful houses and endless dunes in the gulf of St-Lawrence. The project was realized in a collaborative design process between two local artists and the architect. Five all blue structures were installed along a crowed bikeway facing sea and the infinite horizon. The structures were made of recycled wood studs and covered by fiberglass sheets. boat construction techniques was used by local specialists. Horizontality and shortness was the main sources of inspiration during conception.

Olivier Bourgeois_Trop de Bleu_Serge Boudreau, Olivier Bourgeois
Olivier Bourgeois_Trop de Bleu_Serge Boudreau, Olivier Bourgeois


Olivier Bourgeois_Trop de Bleu_Serge Boudreau, Olivier Bourgeois
Olivier Bourgeois_Trop de Bleu_Serge Boudreau, Olivier Bourgeois


Olivier Bourgeois_Trop de Bleu_Serge Boudreau, Olivier Bourgeois
Olivier Bourgeois_Trop de Bleu_Serge Boudreau, Olivier Bourgeois


The structures were precisely design with angles to invoke erosion of the fragile landscape. The project itself looked like an autumn storm wave that is taking place on the site, lying naturally on this nude dusty landscape. Pedestrians were first attracted by the new form and the color. Then three large pictures and simple sentences were stamped to stimulated reflection and spirit escape of the observer. The main challenge was to create a contemporary project that respects the site and the local user of the place. The project gained his power by his simplicity and the respectful dialogue with the natural and cultural landscape.

Olivier Bourgeois_Trop de Bleu_Serge Boudreau, Olivier Bourgeois
Olivier Bourgeois_Trop de Bleu_Serge Boudreau, Olivier Bourgeois


Olivier Bourgeois_Trop de Bleu_Serge Boudreau, Olivier Bourgeois
Olivier Bourgeois_Trop de Bleu_Serge Boudreau, Olivier Bourgeois


Olivier Bourgeois_Trop de Bleu_Serge Boudreau, Olivier Bourgeois
Olivier Bourgeois_Trop de Bleu_Serge Boudreau, Olivier Bourgeois


Olivier Bourgeois_Trop de Bleu_Serge Boudreau, Olivier Bourgeois
Olivier Bourgeois_Trop de Bleu_Serge Boudreau, Olivier Bourgeois


Technicality

Architect: Olivier Bourgeois_Location: Magdalen Islands, Qc, Canada_Visual Artist: Annie Landry_Carpenters: Gaston Bourgeois, Cyrice Boudreau_Fiberglass specialists: Les Entreprises Leo Leblanc & fils_Main partner: Arrimage_Project year: 2009_Photographs: Serge Boudreau, Olivier Bourgeois.


Olivier Bourgeois_Trop de Bleu_Serge Boudreau, Olivier Bourgeois
Olivier Bourgeois_Trop de Bleu_Serge Boudreau, Olivier Bourgeois


Olivier Bourgeois_Trop de Bleu_Serge Boudreau, Olivier Bourgeois
Olivier Bourgeois_Trop de Bleu_Serge Boudreau, Olivier Bourgeois


Olivier Bourgeois_Trop de Bleu_Serge Boudreau, Olivier Bourgeois
Olivier Bourgeois_Trop de Bleu_Serge Boudreau, Olivier Bourgeois


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