14 thg 7, 2012

clement bacle and ludovic ducasse architects: banaball




'banaball' by clement bacle and ludovic ducasse, nantes, france
all images courtesy of clement bacle and ludovic ducasse
image © martin argyroglo 
for le lieu unique in nantes


french architects clement bacle and ludovic ducasse have built 'banaball', an installation for the exhibition 'playgrounds' located on the
roof of the school of architecture in nantes, france. the new sport occures within a 6m by 12m metal-frame structure highlighted with
a yellow wooden floor and enclosed with a chain-link skin, designed to be assembled on-site. the ends of the box shape have been slightly
tapered out to form the goals, and as the name implies, the project is replete with bananas throughout the terminology and iconography.

the sport consists of five foam balls and two teams with three players who must 'banafreeze' the opposing competitors by hitting them
directly with a ball before it touches the ground. offensive maneuvers are executed from behind the attack line with the use of a hand-held
wicker scoop called the banarama, borrowing from the 'chistera' of the basque pastime. defensively, incoming projectiles can be blocked
by banamoving (dodging),  banablocking (with the banarama), or momentarily banahiding behind a banafrozen teammate. when a goal is
scored, all banafrozen players on the scoring side are free to move, at which point the entire bunch screams 'bbaaannaaaabbaaaall',
celebrating the fruits of their labor.

geo coordinates: 47° 14' 30'' ,  1° 33' 56''



exterior
image © martin argyroglo for le lieu unique in nantes



approachimage © martin argyroglo for le lieu unique in nantes



entryimage © martin argyroglo for le lieu unique in nantes



elevation showing structure and wood flooringimage © martin argyroglo for le lieu unique in nantes



banana signage and metal frame structure
image © martin argyroglo for le lieu unique in nantes



interior gameplay - cameraman banafrozenimage © martin argyroglo for le lieu unique in nantes



gameplayimage © martin argyroglo for le lieu unique in nantes



gameplayimage © martin argyroglo for le lieu unique in nantes



illuminated court



sireimage © martin argyroglo for le lieu unique in nantes



rooftop view
image © martin argyroglo for le lieu unique in nantes


banana transportation
image © martin argyroglo for le lieu unique in nantes



wire-frame foam banana construction



render


elevation


elevation



elevation



axonometric


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