Par Simon, 23/11/15
Study on the impact of perspective on architecture. This week assignment was to built as many as possible (arround 10) sketch model. The main point of the exercice was to give us a clear idea of the potential of our site and double-element. In my case I decided at first to work on the optical illusion in architecture (as an exemple the Kersten Geers Bridge) and how to cheat with the perspective. Then, I wanted to play with light and understand the correlation between vision and light and how it would help me to generate limits and grids. Finally, I wanted to define space. In order to do that I choose the park I had in the Paris site and represented the spaciality of it.
Par Simon, 18/11/15
The first step of the Planes project was to choose 25 locations for our Double-Elemetns on the hybrid site we have created for the Measures project.
Then we choose 5 among the 25 to draw and study.
Finally using the information we found out of this drawings, we had to modify and enhance our Hybrid built for the Measures project.
As a result, I brought a whole new concept to my hybrid. in a word, I'm now focused on how to make people believe they choose to enter the building or the park located on my site whereas it's actually not the case.
During the final week we studied aspects of our hybrid in greater detail. A drawing of our element in plan and elevation as well as various construction details helped us build a realistic figure of our double-element.
Below we can see our element broken down into its different parts. It is composed of a bed and two window frames which when joined together create one central view.
We joined all the parts together in a wide yet long area though which we could clearly observe the view from the windows at both positions: opened and closed. The presence of the frame allows us to focus on what we can see through. We should not treat the frame as something we should interpret but rather accept and comprehend what it is that we observe.
Pictures of our element from various view points:
The double element has the form of a window frame and a bed. The window provides a frame which limits the attention of the user towards a specific area. The bed serves as a private space to the user-citizen. On the one hand the user is isolated from the rest of the crowd while lying on the bed-surface. On the other hand he is aware of what is going on around him within the limited area to which his attention is drawn on through the frame.
Since the view through the window frame is of great importance to our concept, we investigate it in an attempt to better comprehend the relationship between the user, the double-element and the surroundings.
As we approach the construction process, we study in detail the wood joints used in our Hybrid drawings. This helps us proceed with the realisation of the construction at a 1:1 scale.
In the first attempt to study our element, the window, we searched through the campus and took pictures of windows of different types and sizes.
Pour étudier nôtre élément de la fenêtre on l'a ramené à son état le plus
simple, le cadre, et on s'est intéressé au rapport entre ce cadre et le corps.As demonstrated below, we continued by comparing the size of each window frame to the Modulor Man(by Le Corbusier). We used the iteration (bottom right) in order to investigate which form of window would best compose our double element (above the iteration).