some emergent markets

organizational skeletons by jhuang
July 5, 2010, 11:08 pm
Filed under: Paris, Uncategorized | Tags: ,

There are dozens of roving markets in Paris.  From the few we’ve seen so far, the market stalls use the same structural framing system that anchor into the ground.  Does this standardized organizational system restrict market vendors from adapting to their own needs?  How are these organizational patterns established in the first place?  Do they respond to or impact market surroundings?  Do the structural frames migrate from one market to another?

Baudoyer Market (at Place Baudoyer) one day before the market day

Baudoyer Market (at Place Baudoyer) two days before market day

Maubert Market (at Place Maubert) one day before market day

Organizational couplings in the ground | Baudoyer Market



Footing of vendor stall frame


Header of vendor stall frame

At Maubert Market, the skeletal framework creeps into the street…


…and signs of market growth with patched asphalt.



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[…] 7, 2010, 9:58 pm Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: field, Paris As Jie mentioned in an earlier post, the skeletal framework for the Place Maubert market spills off of a traffic island and into the […]

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Hi guys, do you have any idea about who built this kind of canopies? They are really beautiful and I want to use it for a project which includes market canopies. thanks

Comment by Irene


This system seem simple and efficient and hold up well for these or other outdoor applications. While these don’t seem too dissimilar to scaffolding systems, we, unfortunately, did not go into the specifics of finding the canopy system’s manufacturer.

Good luck with your project!

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