Living in a window, a collective space, suspended void modelled by a sphere, illuminated as the sun passes the structure, stabilizing itself as well as spaces around it.
Our project challenges the question how to inhabit a window. We created a common space, a spheric room inside a wooden structure. Our construction system was to develop an orthogonal densification system based on the existing 60x60 framework of the protostructure, to densify an entire zone in the protostructure and to spread laths to generate a space. A net permits to float in the spheric window, and to experience it.
The protosphere is situated in the upper south-western square of the protostructure from where it serves as a roof for the theatre underneath, and stabilises the terrace above.
Acces, Opening and Lighting
The acces to the protosphere is generated by stairs which end in it's surrounding mass. The spheric form gets visible only when one enters the project, as it is covered by the structural mass surrounding the interior.
The concept of living in a window, is what defined its placement and opening. By analyzing the course of the sun, the window is placed to let a maximum of sunlight in the space, while the view is filtered by the main structure.
Flooring and Net
The net and the wooden floor are a solution to densify the structure. While the floor lets one walk freely around the room, the net symbolizes a less fluid space from where the theater underneath can easily be observed or the sunlight can be enjoyed.