P L A C E
Pictures of the final casts:
The street of Bel-Air is a multifunctional place where pedestrians and traffic, shops, meeting space and residential inhabitations get along. The building where we choose to put two of our strata is a corner building. It is open on the main street and near a public space. We can observe two different styles: the ground floor is more simple and functional due to its function (there is a shop) while the upper stories are classical with ornaments. A balcony separates those two styles. We decided to cast this part for our first stratum. We put the bridge at this level (its bottom matches the balcony's) because we wanted to show this change and for a social reason as well. Nowadays most people spend their time on their smartphones and do not look above the eye's level. At the first we casted the upper part of the balcony but it was not relevant so we casted the part below in order to show the influence of the bridge on the ground floor (in relation to the third stratum). The second stratum shows the last floor just before the roof's beginning. The last floor's windows become rounder to leave space for the roof's new function and break with the facade's vertical movement. Our last stratum's cast represents the ground floor (mandatory) and especially the bus stop. The supports (copper wires) had been put quite randomly but it was decided to avoid putting them too close from the casted details and it creates a kind of continuous space on our first stratum.
Drawing of the façade, plan and section (scale 1:66)
Perspectives of the volumes - Catherine
Perspectives of the volumes - Kathleen
Perspectives of the volumes - Doriand
Tracing a right angle with a Pythagorus' triangle (3-4-5)
Reporting the dimensions of the bus stop's roof to the ground with a pendule (made of rope and scissors)
Collaborating with another group
Difficulties with unexepected elements that did not appear on the plan
In order to trace the line, we measured the width of the ticket machine (30cm) and drew a trapeze with a 30cm height prior the ticket machine. We measured the difference between the two lenghts of the trapeze (7cm) and reported this difference to the other side of the ticket machine to have the beginning of the line's second part.
Due to some traffic, we had to come back by the night in order to finish our lines.