W E E K 4
The main topic we focused on this week was the circulation in our space. So we put a scenario in place:
The first thing he sees when entering the room are stairs that go up. He climbs those stairs and as he arrives at the top, he sees someone already studying at his left. He moves forward on the footbridge and goes towards the next desk. He sits and after looking at the colorful building in the distance, starts working. After a few hours, he stops and gets up to join the bleachers. He lays on it and takes a quick nap. He is woken up by his friend. Together they come down to the common table to discuss their work. After a long talk, they go towards the exit.
A unique system was used to create all the elements of our study room.
A second floor is to be added to the model containing four study spots. The second step of the main staircase is wider so it can be used as a common table.
W E E K 3
Our space is designed for five people during the study week including three types of spaces:
- Isolated spaces to work alone
- A common space on the outside to rest and relax
- A common space on the inside to work together and share
W E E K 2
Looking at the protostructure’s environment, one of the first things that is seen is the crowded Rolex Learning Center. Thinking about the revision periods ahead, we created a space designed for taking in the overload of student during those busy times.
Our space was generated around two main characteristics: light and optimization of space.
The position of the sun allowed us to determinate the free space between two tables so that they both enjoy as much light as possible.
OPTIMISATION OF SPACE
Through a study of the table, we created tables as small as possible but still confortable for working.
To optimise the stairwell, we designed stairs that can be used as such but also as a resting place.
« A room is an area separated by walls or partitions from other parts of the structure »
A room is defined by its limits, by its walls.
But was happens if those walls are not fixed? The person occupying this space is then free to define the room. These are his choices that create the space. His presence modifies the room for other users as well.
When moving the walls, the user looses his marks.
The room can establish a space but it can also become a transition between several spaces. We are headed to the other strong points of the structure but we have to move walls to do so: this journey implies a research. While trying to find a way, the user becomes more aware of time and his own feelings are increased.
The walls are composed of verticals modules that formed the table of the double element project. Their transparency increases the disorientation: we can see through them without being able to cross them and it is hard to distinguish their shape.
This walls are moving in different directions: they turn and slide but it’s the users job to find out which ones are moving and which ones are fixed.