Souffle / HOLDUP

© Juliette "The Judge" Villard

Architects: HOLDUP
Location: , France
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 80 sqm
Photographs: Juliette “TheJudge” Vuillard


After a fortuitous sky fall, SOUFFLE landed within Trésoriers de France’s courtyard. The impact between that alien object and the “exhibition space” broke the local stability and equilibrium.

© Juliette "The Judge" Villard

Any person suited to tame the installation will be granted a privileged access to a refuge within, half way between a confessional booth and a teleportation box.



The visitor, barefoot, wanders through a peaceful garden, where an oversized rock penetrated. Walking around, she/he eventually discovers a fault through which sneaking in the block itself seems likely.

© Juliette "The Judge" Villard

Surprisingly, the inner atmosphere is far less hostile than expected. After making her/himself comfortable, the intruder shortly notices that any single vibration triggers an interaction with the structure. If fancied, she/he is given the chance to take control of the atmospheric elements projected on the ceiling.

© Juliette "The Judge" Villard

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Cite: "Souffle / HOLDUP" 26 Jul 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 25 May 2015. <>