Pocket of Active Resistance, a new vision to utilize the open space of the famous Arche de la Defense building in Paris, France, has been unveiled by Parisian architect, Stéphane Malka. The architect describes the project as: “… a modular complex providing an alternative to the defiant lifestyle, by positioning itself in a permanent state of insurrection. Its growth is articulated by the vitality of its spontaneous community.”
Perhaps a combination of Squat, Parasite and Guerilla Architecture, it is definitely non-traditional. An effort to think out of the box to solve space challenges plaguing big cities.
A refreshingly daring intrusion on one of the icons of modern architecture in Paris. The result is interesting, somewhat ugly, and thought provoking.