Ploc! Set up / ici-bas
Textual content description supplied by the architects. Constructed as a part of the competitors for the Competition des Cabanes 2023 within the Annecy area, Ploc! is a reinterpretation of the Japanese fountain system often known as shishi-odoshi.
Ploc! is the onomatopoeia for the sound of two parts colliding. It additionally stands for Pluies LOCalisées. The Ploc hut is a portal, a passageway between this world and the sacred, between the home scale and the good panorama. Positioned subsequent to a church, its goal is to increase the religious expertise of the positioning by framing the mountain.
It’s conceived as a spot the place prayers are answered. Water falling from the sky is guided in direction of rocking cannons, primarily based on the shishi-odoshi precept. When these are activated, on common after a couple of minutes in heavy rain, the magic occurs and a collection of “ploc” sounds are heard. The proximity of the sounds produced contrasts with the depth of the view. Ploc! is an invite to rediscover the Annecy panorama, particularly on wet days.
The constructional regularity and ease of the three-dimensional grid make this gate each a valuable object and a discreet body that fades into the background in entrance of the forty cannons and the encircling panorama.
The whole hut, in addition to the cannons, have been constructed utilizing timber from a neighborhood sawmill in Val-de-chaise. It took two weeks to construct, with the occasional assist of beneficiant volunteers. Ploc! is an ephemeral set up.