DOUBLE ELEMENT

Par Judith Mizutani, 23/10/15

Everyday we ecounter and use different objects and elements without necessarly acknoyledging them. As a matter of fact, those elements can be used in many different ways and maybe even be combined.


WEEK 6 - STUDY OF FIVE ELEMENTS:

        The door

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    A door is an opening in a wall with a mechanism allowing it to be closed and/or locked. It is an element allowing the passage of people but also of air, light, sounds, etc. from one space to another.

A door gives a direction to a space, inviting the people to go a certain way, or if it's closed not to this specific way.

It must be the rough size of a man at least, but it can also be way bigger. For instance interior doors and garage doors don't have the same dimensions or proportions as they serve different purposes.

    This element is directly linked to the movement and the passage of people, it makes spaces accessible or not depending on if it's closed or open. 


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A door is not only linked to the movement of people going through it but also to it's own movement. Indeed this is an element that must be in motion in order to be convenient: one would want a door to open as swiftly as possible not to interrupt the movement of moving from one room, one space to another.



        The window


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    A window is an opening in a wall, made of glass, which allows the passing of light. A window can sometimes be opened or closed but it's not an element people can through to enter or leave a space (generally).

Windows create a realtion between two spaces through the view and the light, it can be between two exterior spaces, two interior spaces or both.

The main characteristic of a window is probably that it is possible to see through it, hence the importance of its material and the reason why it's poart of its definition. Nevertheless, it isn't always possible to see throught windows, for example in churches one can't see throguh the stained-glass window, indeed in this case the window isn't only a way to lighten a space or to create communication between interior and exterior but it is also a piece of art. However, a window always let light pass through it.

    A window can have many different sizes depending on the structure it's in and the concept of said structure. Indeed some windows are huge and way bigger than the size of a man (bay windows, store fronts) and some are smaller (portholes for example).



        The table


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    A table is a piece of furniture composed of a flat horizontal surface set on one or more legs or supports.

A table's heigh must be about as high as the middle of the torso of a person of average height when he is sitting for it to be convenient and comfortable to use (as Le Corbusier said with Le Modulor).

    It can be the support for a lot of different activitions: for example it can be used by a group of people (for meals, for games, for meetings, ...) or by people on their own (to study) so the size is really variable (the length and the width), even the height can change depending on the function of the table, indeed a bedside table won't have the same height as a coffee table or as a desk.



        The bed


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    A bed is a piece of furniture on which one lays to relax or to sleep. It's usually composed of a horizontal flat surface propped up on four supports but different designs exist.





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    A bed's size depends on its user, indeed it must be roughly the size of the person who uses it so it won't be the same proportions for an infant or for an adult. Moreover not only the size but the shape also varies (for instance a crib is significantly different from a regular adult bed).


        Infrastructure

    Infrastructure is a set of work constituting the fondation, the implantation in the ground of a construction or of a set of installations. It can also be a set of work linking a group of elements together.