Hotel By A Railroad, HOPPER Edward, 1952
Portrait d'Ivan Pavlov, NESTEROV Mikhail, 1935
"When people visit my architecture, I want them to take part in it, I want them to feel something and not just to be there. I also don't want them to feel comfort and joy, but a lot of unconscious and fear, otherwise they can't grow and stay the same. If they just want to see a beautiful panorama of the lake, I could show them a picture and it wouldn't differ much from being in my construction.
Marching on the curved surface in the interior, people don't have the possibility to look outside all of the time. They see, they see a part, they see nothing. So, they are forced to move and bring an effort. I don't know if people would revisit my element, but I know that they'll remember it."
- "Did you ever climb a mountain?"
- "Voilà, so climb my column and on the top of it you'll find not just a beautiful view, but also my philosophy of construction."
DEPARTING FROM THE DOUBLE ELEMENT OF THE PROJECT BEFORE, I STARTED REFLECTING ON THE CONCEPT OF THE PROJECT "PLANES". HEREBY I FOUND MY INSPIRATION IN THE FACT OF CREATING CURVES WITH THE HELP OF A CERTAIN GEOMETRY OF STRAIGHTS.
VISITING OUR SITE IN LAUSANNE, WHICH IS SITUATED ON THE HIGEHTS POINT OF LAUSANNE'S OLD TOWN, I DECIDED TO CREATE A SPACE, WHICH SERVES AS A 360° PANORAMA, WHERE YOU CAN ENJOY AN AMAZING VIEW, BEING IN A SPACE, WHICH WELCOMES YOU TO STAY AND REST.
THIS REMINDED ME A LOT OF THE "REICHSTAGSKUPPEL" (SIR NORMAN FOSTER) IN BERLIN, WHICH SERVED AS AN EXTERNAL INSPIRATION.
STUDIES OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF CURVES AND COUPOLES
THE SLOT FOR THE PANORAMA IS FORMED BY A GEOMETRICAL CONSTRUCTION IN THE CENTRE OF THE TWO COUPOLES, WHICH KEEPS A SAME DISTANCE ALL AROUND. WITHIN THESE COLUME, THE PLUS COLUME IS CHANGING HIS FORM AND FORMING A PORTING ELEMENT OF THE STRUCTURE.
THE SPACE IS GOING TO HAVE THE FORM OF A PERFECT ELLIPSE AS THIS ALLOWES TO HAVE THE EYE LEVEL OF A PERSON ON THE SAME HEIGHT OF THE PANORAMA.
TO ARRIVE AT THE PANORAMA, I CONSTRUCTED SPIRAL STAIRS, WHICH ARE STARTING FROM THE BOTTOM, WHERE YOU CAN FIND THE GROUND OF LAUSANNE, TO THE PANORAMA.