cyril lancelin’s studio town and concrete designed the ‘knot’ — an installation based on the trefoil knot, a primitive form of which inspired the artists to model a huge three-dimensional structure. the trefoil can be obtained by joining together the two ends of a common overhand knot, resulting in a knotted loop. several nodes have been juxtaposed, and a continuous and closed line connects them.

cyril lancelin knot town and concrete
aerial view of the installation ‘knot’, the entrance
all images © town and concrete

 

with this immersive installation cyril lancelin makes the exploration of different spaces separated by unusual boundaries possible. the pink color allows the work to be detached from its environment. its general volume is very easily identifiable by the presence of this colored mass. through this architectural experience, we learn about alternatives to simple partitions dividing spaces. this object could both the partition and the structure of a building. observing it, the visitor gets a new impression in each part — it is different inside, outside and from all angles.

cyril lancelin knot town and concrete
ensemble view of the installation ‘knot”

 

cyril lancelin knot town and concrete
aerial view of the installation ‘knot’, trefoil knot

 

cyril lancelin knot town and concrete
aerial view of the installation ‘knot’, close-up

 

cyril lancelin knot town and concrete
ensemble view of the installation ‘knot’

 

cyril lancelin knot town and concrete
entrance view

 

cyril lancelin knot town and concrete
selfie under the ‘knot’

 

cyril lancelin knot town and concrete
side view of the ‘knot’

 

cyril lancelin knot town and concrete
taking pictures in the ‘knot’

 

cyril lancelin knot town and concrete
under the ‘knot’

 

cyril lancelin knot town and concrete
view of the ‘knot’

 

cyril lancelin knot town and concrete
view of the entrance

 

cyril lancelin knot town and concrete
view of the ‘knot’

 

project info:

 

site of the project: hangzhou, china
date: november 2017
design: cyril lancelin / town and concrete
curator: imin pao
photographies: town and concrete
client: asia design management  forum & ideal life fair
manufacturer: airglow taiwan

 

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edited by: maria erman | designboom

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