Our project is a staircase in the middle of the proto-structure, consisting of different landings, which are used to expose the evolution of house 1.
The basic idea of our project is to express the ambivalent terms "balance" and "embracement". Embracement isn't only the feeling of security but also restriction and confinement. Inspired by Walter Benjamin, we would like to express this ambivalence. By creating big sheltered platforms, on which you are well and safe, smaller ones on which you feel restrict and also uncovered ones, which are opened to the sky, we trie to express the notion of balance not only physically but also conceptually.
We decided to create a museum for an architectural exposition of the developpement of house 1. As the project is situated in the middle of the proto-structure, you can watch and admire from each platform the different projects which are around. Every platform can be used in a different way, to project Walter Benjamin's quotes, to show photos and to expose the best drawings and models. But the most important platform is the highest, which reveals the model 1:5, so it unites all projects. You can see this platform from the bottom, so it invites you to climb up.
The lower platforms are closed by cables, which permits to fix the drawings but also to close the space.
Cut East 1:20
Cut Nord 1:20
Construction Detail 1:5
VI. Final Project