MEASURES

Par Tim Meier, Maude Voutat, 28/09/15

I. LAUSANNE

I.I FACADE AND SUPER ELEMENT


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The facade


We were intrigued by the distinctive form of the building: the rounded angle, the hollow space under the roundness and the terrace that roofs over the whole building. We decided not to interpret the notion of façade as a straight up vertical element, but rather to focus on the tridimensional volume of the building, to explore its circular and horizontal surfaces. We’re not interested in the details of facade.


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The superelement


We chose the door as our superelement because of its placement, right in the cavity formed by the roundness overlapping it.



I.II TOOL


We needed a tool that could give us the vertical dimensions in relation to the horizontal dimensions. We came up with the following:


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Tool and sketch of the tool


We defined all the points of which we needed the height on the same vertical line. The tool is to be placed in order to coincide with the ground level length of the facade (the length was measured with a measuring tape). This gives us the height and the base of a rectangular triangle. Our tool measures the angle opposite to the height, with which we can calculate the corresponding height using the following formula:

h = tan(a) x l



I.II DRAWING


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Monge projection of the facade, 1:66


Since our facade consists of a structuring pattern of windows, the measurements that turned out to be the most relevant were the ones of the windows. We were able to reconstitute the whole facade by assembling windows next to one another.



I.III MOLD


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Different stages of the making of the mold



I.IV CAST


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The cast

We wanted to manifest in the cast our choice, as previously mentioned, to explore the tridimensional form of our facade. We find it interesting how, by looking at the cast from different angles, it reveals different articulations and uncovers different spaciousnesses.



I.V PERSPECTIVE DRAWING


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Perspective of the façade


When we look at the cast, we tend to look at it from above or from the sides. We wanted to show through this assignment what happens when we look at our facade from beneath. This is why we chose to situate the point of view on the ground. As a result, the head of the building is distorted, which interestingly enough exaggerates the horizontal surfaces.