A Technical resolution of construction nodes
C Urbanism: analysis of site and movement
A Nodes (Romane Terrien)
Illustration of views liberated (Kyra Lea Michel)
ELEMENT #4 - RESOLUTION
Once the spectator has arrived to Element #3 Péripeties, he is standing on the ground level and can see Element #4 through window A. Element #4 is higher since it is standing on one of the existing benches. As the spectator gets closer, he has to step onto the existing bench: window B becomes “transparent” only from a certain standing point (see Fig. 2), and the view from a higher standing point is activated. The spectator feels a certain freedom from this height, a sense of relief, he can take a moment to enjoy the view after having experienced the first elements of the narrative. He is then required to move again to be able to see through window C: this last window frames Element #5 Situation finale, the arrival. Window C also carries a sill. This sill is extended, it gives the windows the potentiality of a prolonged stay. One can put down whatever he or she is holding in their hands, gather around the sill, and make a real use of the spaces created by the windows.
The window, as an element, creates an interior and an exterior while framing what is visible and what is not.
This element explores both of these properties while showing an abstracted expression of the window: without the frames, the windows are floating, and create the walls they pierce by defining notions of “in front” (as one stands “in front of” the window) and separating the space.
The multiplication of the window points out the existence of multiple views, visions, and ways of seeing and interacting with the place. The user is engaged to move from one position to another to see and understand what is behind each window.
The other aspect we are exploiting is the deepness of the window as a frame: the window sill is usually adapted to human use. One can lean on it while looking out of the window, it expresses the outreach of human presence behind a window. By deposing flower pots or other decoration on it, the person living behind the window signals his/her presence. It is here stretched, taking in a positon going beyond the frame of the window.
B Design: 1
B Design: 2
Axonometry (Object Proposal I and details of main nodes) (Romane Terrien)
C Urbanism (how to get on and off the existing architecture - alone and in two) (Kyra Lea Michel)
B Design: Monge projection of Object Proposal I (Gabriel Ogbonna)