The aim of this project was to generate a transitional passage from an inside space to an outside space. Using the succession of spaces from the Pieter de Hooch painting and a repeated moment from the measures plaster at different scales, I worked towards having an ascent or descent linking both spaces as well as a different feeling for every level passed through.
Final model, interior Monge of final model 1:20 Final plaster, exterior
Perspective from inside transitional passage
Different levels in the transitional passage serve the purpose of giving each space a different feel and degree of confinement or interiority. The difference between the lowest and highest level being the average height of a man allows a sensation of emergeance from an interior but an escalation or journey outwards too.
Final Model , side, front and side view
Monge research and process , 1:66 Evolution
The orientation of the fragment in the constellation is quite key in defining the interior of this planes project. Although each side quite clearly suggests which is interior and exterior, placing the interior side of the model towards the center of the constellation confirms it. The fact that the fragment reappears out of the shell also hints towards which side is which
Three plasters before assembling
The three repeated modules at different sizes and wall thickness vary in order to increase the degree of interiority. The plaster was chosen because if each module is cast in one piece, the plaster genuinely seals the space inside, strengthening once more the interiority. Each module also interacts with the next to create openings increasing in size you advance through the transitional passage.
After the cast
Moulds of final model
Second Test Model in Fragment 1:20, Exterior Side Axonometry research and process 1:66 Interior Side
Planes first test in Fragment, Exterior Interior
Planes first test Axonometry 1:20
A moment from the measures plaster, which struck me as quite efficient in regards to linking the interior to the exterior, was the first step to the development of this project. The given painting by Pieter de Hooch also played a role in developping a succession of spaces to an exterior.
Moment from measures plaster, inspiration for this project Monge of first plane project 1:20
A mother's Duty, by Pieter de Hooch