This project began with a picture by Pieter de Hooch. What did I find intriguing about this picture? What was worth studying in detail? How about the door? It is a passage that leads from the street to the courtyard, but what if it was more than just a simple door? This is where my work took it's roots.
Musical party in a courtyard, Pieter De Hooch
What if this door was more of a passage? And What if this passage wasn't just a narrow corridor leading from a space to another? It could be more than just two walls and a ceiling. How about making using this wall as not only a barrier, but an object we can use? And how about a bench, creating a stop between this sidewalk and courtyard? Not only this, but what if this inside wall also served as a door into another space? This passage would not only be a transition between two outdoor spaces, but an outdoor and an indoor space. This exploration was done through various drawings.
Monge in 1:20 of the maquette
Axonometry in 1:40 of the elements of the maquette and constructive details in 1:10
picture inside the maquette
A dark passage? Light coming from an open door? And what does that light show? Is it a bench in what would usually be a wall?
photo inside the passage
photo inside maquette
photo from inside the building with the door leading to the hallway
photo of the elevation on the protostructure