"Space is the breath of art" Frank Lloyd Wright
Jean Tschumi Nestlé Headquarters in Vevey.
At first the aim was to create a space inspired by Peter de Hoochs painting "the asparagus vendor". My attention was drawn to the space in the far left corner (the lady working on the little pedestal). This element si represented in my project by the micro reliefs on the slab.
Create a space without restriction or constraint.
The space was built in order to be able to circulate freely, the micro reliefs just help demecrate spaces on the slab, this way the perambulations becomes conscient. Everytime you pass a threshold , a new space and a new perspective opens up to you. The non-restrictive feeling is also enforced by the suspended walls which open a 2m20 gap between them end the slab. This walls are there to mark off a more personal and intimate space and a space created for the transition between the two entries.
Also, the concept of shadows and light draw my attention, how would they look on a both vertical and on a horizontal layouts? In order to compare light and shadows, the hanging plasters have exactly the same topography and size then the slab. It is interesting to see how the shadows and light were intercepted by small, nearly inconspicuous micro reliefs. It is nearly impossible to compare the two layouts, because, apart of having the same topography, they don’t share the same orientation. It is simply interesting to see how two identical layouts react to the light.