Pelletier de Fontenay lecture

December 15, 2017

Pelletier de Fontenay| Invariations. Credit: Pelletier de Fontenay

In 2016, Yves de Fontenay and Hubert Pelletier won the League Prize, which celebrates young architects and designers. They presented their work as part of the associated lecture series.

In the 1960s, a young Richard Serra began incorporating animals, both alive and stuffed, into his artwork. Decades later, his creature period became a source of inspiration for Pelletier and de Fontenay—precisely because it didn’t last.

In this video, the Montreal-based designers discuss how Serra’s experimental process has informed their work. They describe their early research and its impact on recent projects and competition entries, including: