I. SELECTING THE "SUPER ELEMENT"
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.
II.I THE TOOL & THE PROCESS OF MEASURING
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.
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).
Sketch of the parisian super element: establishing connexions between lines & proportions
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
The first mould of Lausanne's super element.
The second approach. Focusing on the angle, the symmetry and the extreme verticality characterizing our proper vision of the facade.
First atempt of moulding Lausanne
Tests of surface rendering
Paris's final mould. Emphasizing gravity and magnitude of the super element.
V. PERSPECTIVE DRAWING
-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.
Paris and Lausanne relating to each other