View from the human sitting on the chair and looking up to the window : relation between interior and exterior
Illustration of the interdependence of the window and the chair in the fact that we need to sit above the window, inside of the element, to fully appreciate the hybrid.
Point of view where the equilibrium is at its peak : the double element seems to stand on only 3 axis which is impossible in the construction but reachable by optical illusion
The disposition of the secondary structure, scaled to the human body, induces people to enter the system, to confront to it, becoming an integrant part of it. Once having stepped inside the double element, this artefact suggests a relation between an interior and an exterior.
The human is physically implicated in the spatial construction by his position and location.
Picture : ideal body position to access to the most appreciable view of the zenithal window. The human body and the architecture piece are interdependent. Our own implication and perception will define and delimit the space.
The human body becomes the only vertical axis in his spatial and architectural experience.
We reduced the scale of the primary structure to work on dimensions connected to human beings instead of urban features.
Orthogonal views of the full scale prototype : no verticality nor perpendicularity
Details of the Japanese wood joint used for the window frame
Final maquette 1:5 of our double element from different points of view
Layout of our double element in the scenario model
Drawings confronting different scales to fully explain the system
We started the working process by choosing some floating points of the topography coming from the previous project. In the need to connect them to a physical element, we decided to link them to the facades from both sides of the street, willing to enhance our concept that is equilibrium. These points and their projections are defining a spatial configuration : the primary structure of our construction.
Our work has been experimental because we tried to push the concept of equilibrium to its concrete limits by having the least standing points as possible, dealing with the constraint of the use of wood as our exclusive material in the 1:1 making. We will come up with a full scale prototype in which every piece is necessary for the whole system to work and where no superficial mechanism or effect has been added.
Second maquette 1:5 illustrating another way to bring forces down, connecting the topography dots directly to the facades from both sides of the street
First maquette 1:5, looking for a way to bring forces (created by the exploitation of the topography) to the ground with the least standing points as possible
Two Japanese wood joints trials : working only with the physical quality of wood and without any superficial material