Going through several changes, the project has become a backstage. In other words, it is a combination of a loggia, overlooking the scene, doubled with a technical area. Indeed, while people can sit and enjoy the show underneath them, this space can also host more practical things such as light and sound.
At the same time, we decided to keep this strong in-depth line, surrounded on each side by the loggia.
And this was made possible by merging two project.
The problematic of density in an urban context, specially at the site in Zurich between the Sheraton Tower and the Tony Areal, brings us to a panel of thoughts, such as the lack of cosiness and intimate space.
In close relation with the definition of a room, our project consists of providing intimate spaces. The users are able to isolate themselves from the open, noisy and impersonal space in the site.
By looking at the definition of "intimacy" from an other angle we found out that intimacy is wasn't only about introversion, but encompasses different variables. One of them being close and familiar connections with others.
Intimacy is a fundamental need and tightly related to the notion of freedom.
Indeed, the potentiality of "being able" is essential.
The 1/10 model of the unitary cell contains all the construction details ,and allows us to get a better idea of its placement in the proto-structure.
Intrado view of our unitary cell model in the protostructure Inner view of the unitary cell model
Detail-oriented photos of the unitary cell model
Based on the concept of intimacy and privacy, the most important aspects of our project are mostly hidden from the outside: lighting, materiality (colors, textures & warmth) and also spacial configuration.
Monge 1:20 Research drawings
"usually microscopic structure containing nuclear and cytoplasmic material
enclosed by a semipermeable membrane;
the basic structural unit of all organism"