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vertigo/ "a sensation of whirling and loss of balance, associated particularly with looking down from great height"
My work on this project is based on spaces, proportions and your relation to them. As "Device to stand in" from Bruce Naumann, I want to show that you can have a very different experience when the space you're in contact with is getting modified.
Naumann changed the floor angle in his project. As we studied the Toni Areal during the previous phases, I will focus on the vertical planes and "stretch" them to give the same sensation of VERTIGO that you can feel when standing at the top of this great building (~75m).
I chose the door as a starting element because at the moment you pass through it, there is a direct influence between you and the space it allows that depends on the door's proportions.
So there are two doors and two very different moments. One on the ground floor with normal proportions and one with its vertical lengths twice longer to give you that sensation of vertigo.
This project on planes present the importance of proportions and the influence it has while designing an architectural object.
Toni Areal / Zürich "Device to stand in" Bruce Naumann, 1966
Final model (1:20)
Model 2 made of wood/structure x plaster/steps-floor x cardboard/facade (1:20)
The transition between the two moments that was a corridor became a stairs. This stairs goes up to 14.2cm which is the height of the Toni Areal we found during "Measures"
Axonometry, Monges and perspective (1:66)
Two doors, two moments. Simplified model made of wood and cardboard.
Model 1 on structure (1:20)
Axonometry and Monges of Model 1 on structure (1:66)
First analysis and condition of my project on the structure
Plan (1:66) / Axonometry and Plan on structure (1:20)