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In continuity with our work of measuring the pictured space in Pieter de Hoochs painting, we now have to analyse and extract the interesting planes combinations from the painting and integrate it the fragment structure. The analysis must be done in relation with the two precedent phase (Measures and Elements).
During the project Measures, my partner (Élodie Rey) and I choose to work on the subject of light. Precisely, we measured and determined the influence of the existing structures in Lausanne on public space through light. The aim was to link the structures (and their dimensions) with the quality of the public space (and our experience of it).
To pursue this research on the subject of light in architecture, I choose to analyse the light in the pictured space, specially its influence on the perception of this space, and recreate its spacial experience. This phase will be focused on the translation of the resulting perception of the space in an articulation of planes.
"The perception of space is directly connected to the way light integrates with it. What we see, what we experience and how we interpret the elements is affected by how light interacts with us and with the environment."
-Ciro Vidal Fontenelle
Vals thermal baths - Peter Zumthor
While pursuing our test on materialty (specialy with wood), structural elements are added to the proto-stucture in order to build the model in it.
The final model is drawn in Monge and axonometry (1/20).
plan of the final model 1/20
elevation of the final model in 1/20 and comparativ photo
Axonometry of the final model 1/20
Test on the materialty of planes with wood to find interesting effects on directionality and spacial orientation.
The final model is made up of several hybrids parts (wood & plaster) which have been built and casted.
Plaster (with wood) molds
example of a resulting piece
After the modifications (corrections) on the final space, we can work on the construction (in the proto-structure) and on the materialty.
A few test on hybrid-plaster-casting have been done, and the stability of the proto-structure has been increased thanks to studio researches.
_Plaster x wood & plaster x cardboard
Plaster casting with wood and cardboard
Regarding the size of the first model, the dimensions of our initial space are not fitting well with the structure. Secondly, the proportions between the different planes are too rough and sometimes doesn't make sens.
Modifications on the initial space have to be done.
The research on the influence of light in our perception of space is pursued, specialy about the distances and the boundaries between planes.
enhancing and modifications of the dimensions in the first plan
initial plan 1/20 - process of modification 1/66 - axonometry of final space 1/66
After the modifications on the initial space, we now have a more balanced and interesting space to work on.
The second step is to pursue the analysis on the space and translate our experience of this space (trought light) in an deformed space.
translation of final plan into a deformed space
plan & section of final space - plan & elevation of deformed space
2nd generation of the deformed entrance (cardboard model)
At first, we have to construct the proto-structure and draw it in 1/66. Then I started my analysis of the light in the initial space
Axonometry and Monge projection of the fragment structure
Light analysis of the measured space
(only natural light is considered)
Cardboard model of the entrance
Cardboard model of the deformed corridor