For the next project "Planes" I decided to work with the plaster which has its origin in Paris. From the many characteristics that this plaster brings, the thickness and the vertically repetitive pattern of windows was what interested me most for the following process. This is why the horizontal elements and the porch roof didn't make it to the plaster at 1:33. However in order to be able to work with the thickness of the plaster, a big part behind the windows is hollowed out.
The inspiration to work with shelter came partly from a quote of Peter Zumthor in his book from 2006 "Atmospheres":
"Seventh. Something else, something very special that fascinates me about architecture. “Tension between Interior and Exterior”. A fantastic business, this. The way architecture takes a bit of the globe and constructs a tiny box of it. And suddenly there’s an interior and an exterior. One can be inside or outside. Brilliant! And that means- equally brilliant! – this: thresholds, crossings, the tiny loop-hole door, the almost imperceptible transition between the inside and the outside, an incredible sense of place, an unbelievable feeling of concentration when we suddenly become aware of being enclosed, of something enveloping us, keeping us together, holding us." - Peter Zumthor
The plane which is attached behind the shelter on a distance that allows movement from one shelter to another, does not only create a space in the plaster but has its second use of serving as a transitioning utensil. This way the plaster and plane become inseparable from one another. After some further thoughts, the created situation started to remind me of childhood in a way that shelter does not only have to do with fear, but can be a hiding place for games or to secretly observe a situation from different points of view.
In order to research different solutions, I attached the planes out of cardboard to the plaster.