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On the last week of the project, I've oriented my research on the theme of the look and also the constrain created by the environment. As repeated also in the previous weeks of work, the aim of these tree differents levels of space is to show that people, like you and me, tends to have different attitude and movement in function of how the structure is built.
While looking at the entire model, your eye will immediately be attracted in the middle of the column by the extra wooden structure, causing an perspective-like effect. But do not always follow your eyes, you could quickly stay blocked..
Extra wooden structure details
Playing with height levels
Improving the fixation system of the additionnal pieces of wood was the main question of this week of work.
The diagonal aspect is in my project a key element as well as a structural aspect but also as an esthetical part of the project.
Mockup with the plaster on the wood elements
Protostructure alone without the cast
Cast with the cross passing into the wood
The aim of the plaster is to be a part of the additionnal wood which are themselves a part of the protostructure. These elements aren't just put on it, but are integrated into the structure.
The way the diagonals are fixed lead to the relation between the plaster, the wood and then the metal. With the disposition of the diagonals, the look is directly guided.
First try of putting diagonals into the protostructure
Being capable of seeing differents sites and constructions as planes constitue one of the main purposes of architecture. By analysing the painting that we received at the beginning of the phase, the idea of differents levels interacting between each other quickly came to my mind.This concept of differents heights in a same space was previoulsy treated in our ELEMENT phase as well as the MEASURE one.
After defining first planes that were interisting to me, the next step was to integrate the elements in the proto-structure.
Doing little systems to fix cardboard plates to the wood helped the planes to be strictly perpendicular to the pillars of the structure.
1/20 Cardboard models of the three planes