Departing from the idea of a third plan to be incarnated in circulars, that bound the first two plans, I decided to investigate further, in order to understand what circularity represents in architecture.
I was particularly inspired by Aldo Van Eyck and his design of Amsterdam’s Municipal Orphanage (1955-60). (The project used circles and elipses, which represent there a widely open space, luminous and proposing free movement . It worked also with various spacial limitations as doorsteps, shadows and portals. )
Different levels and borders
The meaning of a circle: communication? game?
I overtook the previous idea of poetically slim netting, now carefully choosing height and width. The outcome is conceived as 3 successive platforms, which are accessible from the side ways. All the system is inscripted in a diagonal way, adding a new dimension to the very cubic protostructure.
The lateral entrance
Such a system is proposing a large variety of exploitations, each platform has an entrance from both sides. Thus walkmen can pass from one side to the other, easily changing levels
The open angle and levels
Here, while rather dark and opaque on the painting, a dark corner becomes bright and luminescent. Pleasant. Poetic. Open. Continuous. It becomes a knot of lively communication.
The slim portals
I then continued the investigation of the soil, by creating a nesting composed with a pattern from the platform, that inspired my further steps and I kept on developing.
I also reinforced the protostructure, in fact, that step was necessary in order for it to stand under the weigh of plaster. Two principal columns and the triangle of the same shape as the floor are added to solidify firmy and diagonaly again, with elegance. Solid triangle with precise nestings as a form of superior stability, and almost a reflexion of the main floor on the water surface.
Globan axonometry of the wooden construction
Plan view 1/20
Cut view 1/20
Plan and two cuts 1/66