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Stahly Study

Crestet, Vaucluse, France

August 2021—May 2022
François Stahly house
© Julie Brunel
© Julie Brunel

Goal

Relaunch of an Art residency in the Brutalist house of the sculptor François Stahly (1911-2006) and his family.
 

Hydra sculpture by François Stahly
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As a senior consultant, I drew up onsite a six-month study including:

— five-year planning,

— management roadmaps,

— co-living and co-housing program,

— cost-benefit analysis,

— conservation and preservation master planning,

— site management plan,

— fauna-flora-fungus program (synergistic),

— risk management,

— market activation,

— mobility solutions,

— applying ESG policy.

© Julie Brunel
© Julie Brunel
© Julie Brunel
© Julie Brunel
© Julie Brunel
© Julie Brunel
© Julie Brunel

In this remarkable location, artists and musicians were gathering during four decades.

The aim was to revitalize spaces for real estate, conservation and artistic purpose. Temperate broadleaf and mixed forest frame needed innovative solutions to keep open accesses considering security restrictions.

This was a Family Story, as the entire site was actually designed by children Florence and son Bruno, for their parents François and Claude Favre, a bookbinder and tapestry designer.

It welcomed a collection of in situ artworks such as Le Nid by Nils Udo (1988).

© Julie Brunel
© Julie Brunel
© Julie Brunel
© Julie Brunel

“What I loved the most in this mission: being closer to my family roots, as a local native, meeting extraordinary people devoted to make village life ready for contemporary challenges.”




© Julie Brunel
© Julie Brunel
© Julie Brunel
Le Nid by Nils Udo (1988), in 2021
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