• Planes_Week 2

    Par Simon, 23/11/15

                                                                                            Planes


    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.



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    Study on the impact of the perspective on architecture

    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.


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    The grid genererator, playing with lights


    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.


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    Space created by limits

    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.
  • Planes_Week 1

    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.



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    25 locations found using a path created by the +columns


    Then we  choose 5 among the 25 to draw and study.



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    5 locations used for the double-element


    Finally using the information we found out of this drawings, we had to modify and enhance our Hybrid built for the Measures project.



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    Study about how to canalyze peaople on my hybrid


    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.



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    Planes; work in progress




  • W09 - Construction Process

    Par Alexandre, Allae, Simon, Mathilde, Maria, 08/11/15


    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. 



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    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.


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    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. 



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    Pictures of our element from various view points: 



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  • W08 - Hybrid Form

    Par Maria, Alexandre, Allae, Simon, Mathilde, 02/11/15

    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. 




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    First model of the Hybrid which conveys the form

    of the space utilised by the user-citizen (ideal form

    that allows the user to view certain parts of the city).


    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.



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    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. 


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  • W07 - Studying elements

    Par Allae, Simon, Maria, Mathilde, Alexandre, 26/10/15

    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. 


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                 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.


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    Looking for the different positions when layed down.       Studying the angle of visions it generates with

                                                                                          a window next to the "bed".




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                        Views from the bed user depending on his position and the position of the window.


    Study of the view through the frame.


                                                    Study Drawing of the view through the frame from the perspective of a person lying down.

     

    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). 

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