Par Catia Da Cunha Pedro, Clea Balestra, Diana Ugnat, Kilian Cossali, Lena Brucchietti, Louis Van Puyenbroeck, Lucien Roy, Mathilde Linder, Maude Voutat, Nicolas John, Nicolas Otti, Niels Galitch, Noe Herrli, Odile Blanc, Olivia Wechsler, Salome Stoffel, Samuel Aeschimann, Tim Meier, Yekan Deli, Rolando Valarezo, 12/10/15

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    At the beginning of the project, we were separated into groups of two that, from that moment on, worked together on both a façade in Paris and in Lausanne. Starting with Lausanne, an element on the façade was defined as “super element”. In all cases, it was an eye catching element to the group and additionally used as reference point for all measures of the façade. In order to get the measures as precise as possible, a measuring tool was built to find a certain geometry, rhythm and characteristic in the facade. As a next step, 60m2 around the super element were chosen to serve as base for creating a plaster of the fragment. By using the super elements of Lausanne and Paris (which was chosen beforehand as well), the two fragments were put in relation with one another. A big step in this was to leave an opening in the plaster where the super elements were situated, in order that one really could see the façade of Paris though the super element of Lausanne or the other way around. Having done that, the plasters were placed onto the right spot on the plan of Lausanne/Paris by inserting brass stem into them.  The difference of height between the two streets was of courserespected. This is why the plaster on the lowest point in the street of Lausanne was defined as our new point zero, which was placed 8cm above the model. In that way the little models are all almost floating in our newly created street, which is neither Lausanne nor Paris anymore, but our own created space.

  • Inside Paris: From Lausanne to Paris

    Par Lena Brucchietti, Odile Blanc, Stephane, 28/09/15


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    Views of the southern facade, Rue du Petit Chêne, Lausanne. Searching for one intersting threshold in the building's architecture -called "super element"-: we chosed the one of the second floor for its centrality on the facade, and its height from the street.


    As an integral part of the whole, our super element must be measured from the elements that surround it and contribute to create all together a visual rythm.


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    The measuring tool. Created to measure the horizontal elements of the facade, from a urban element of the street itself: a post. The traditional technique of "croix du bûcheron" is used. Two points of view are defined. The vertical measures are obtained in a different way consisting on counting the ornamental bricks (directly measured) that give rythm to the surface.

    III. DRAWING: factual data, rythm and proportions

    Connecting every element, and forming a complete composition that contextualize the Lausanne's et Paris's super elements. 


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    Lay out of the Lausanne super element. The design is refined. Two symmetry axis are used to draw and connect the main parts.


    19, Rue de Cléry, Paris. The main entrance of the building is the super element: we focus on its massive nature, its particular gravity and greatness.

    A bycicle wheel viewed virtually on the street is the measure tool (conventional diameter approx. 66 cm).

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    Sketch of the parisian super element: establishing connexions between lines & proportions

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    Lay out of the Paris super element: vertical symmetry axis activating the greatness and gravity of the super element.


    IV. LAUSANNE: refine, display and signify

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    The first mould of Lausanne's super element.

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    The second approach. Focusing on the angle, the symmetry and the extreme verticality characterizing our proper vision of the facade.

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    First atempt of moulding Lausanne

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    Tests of surface rendering

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    Final mould


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    Paris mould

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    Paris's final mould. Emphasizing gravity and magnitude of the super element.


    -work in progress-

    Drawing a perspective with two points of view: linking Lausanne to Paris. 1. Lausanne. From the street to the super element: maximizing the angle from the point of view to the super element in order to accentuate the vertical sensation. 2. Lausanne to Paris. From the extreme left of the window (when looking at the exterior) to show the huge difference of height between the two super elements.


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    Paris and Lausanne relating to each other