• Aqua-Ducere

    Par Daniel Pilsworth, Gimmi Giacuzzi, Natalia Stavrovskaja, 21/03/17

    Final Blog Post

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    "Water, (...) canst not be defined, art relished while ever mysterious. Not necessary to life, but rather life itself, thou fillest us with gratification that exceeds the delight of the senses."

    -Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900-1944)

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    SITUATION_ (Lower End)-(In Front of Park)-(co-ordinate)


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    INSERTION_x.x.elements 


    ZERO PLANE_ (Water)

    STRATIFICATION_(Floor)-(Seating)

    ENTR’ACT_(Creation of a stage)

    CONSTRUCTIVE SYSTEM_(Multi-dimensional Clasps


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    *“Do you want to continue?

    -OK!


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    EFFECTS_(Aqua-Ducere)


    .Continuation of the water plane

    .Creation of double sitting area 

    .Stage becomes roof


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    *“Do you want to continue?

    -OK!


    LOADING DETAILED EXPLANATION…


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    I see a mass floating as if it had no weight. Above the wide waters, there is a nest, a knot of life, an unexpected world, that grows from the sky. 


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    Intrigued by this poetic image, this cloud floating near the shoulders of the proto-structure, I follow the allurement.


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    I plunge into this new space; I gradually discover the strates, flying & floating around me. 


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    Merging near the water...


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    Creating a constellation above my head. 


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    References & Research



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                                                                                             House on the water - Paul Klee (1930)



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    *All About Space vol.1

  • Stratum

    Par Daniel Pilsworth, Gimmi Giacuzzi, Natalia Stavrovskaja, 14/03/17

    Week 3

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    Canto III

        Frowns o’er the wide and winding Rhine,  
       Whose breast of waters broadly swells     
        Between the banks which bear the vine,
      And hills all rich with blossomed trees,
        And fields which promise corn and wine,
       And scattered cities crowning these,
        Whose far white walls along them shine,
       Have strewed a scene, which I should see
        With double joy, wert thou with me (...)


        The Rhine, Lord Byron (1788–1824)


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        The concepts


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        The model 


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                                                                                                   Model with 3 proto-structures 1:10


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                                                                                                Cardboard tests 

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        Constructive detail


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                                                                                              Multidirectional clasps 1:10


  • Surge

    Par Daniel Pilsworth, Gimmi Giacuzzi, Natalia Stavrovskaja, 05/03/17

    Week 2

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    SCENE I 

    A desert place. Thunder and Lightning. Enter three witches.

    FIRST WITCH
    When shall we three meet again?
    In thunder, lightning, or in rain?


    SECOND WITCH
    When the hurly-burly's done,
    When the battle's lost and won.


    THIRD WITCH
    That will be ere the set of sun.

        - Macbeth (1606), William Shakespeare

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        The stages


                                                  
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                                                 The central stage is partly out of the proto-structure (highest level) with generous proportions


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                                                         The vertical stages are not at the same level and offer a more intimate performance 


        The model




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                                                                                                 Construction details: Claps 


        The drawings




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                                                                                                        Plan/sections 1:40


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                                                                                                    Construction details 1:1

                                                                        

  • Modulation

    Par Daniel Pilsworth, Gimmi Giacuzzi, Natalia Stavrovskaja, 24/02/17

    Week 1:

    "Everything conceals something else."

        - Invisible Cities (1972), Italo Calvino  

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    Concept°



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                                                                                               Perspective croquis illustrating our concept 




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                                                                                                              Plan in croquis 




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                     Croquis explaining possible changes in the height of the ground using a geometric layout/traces inspired by Le Corbusier's modular research 


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    Drawings:




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               Protostructure Plan & Section 1:20                                    Protostructure Plan 1:40                                Axonometric construction details 1:1




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    Sources: 

    http://miguelmartindesign.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/figure13.jpg

    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/fe/02/0d/fe020dcfda8c8caef1e6bc2639e50965.jpg



  • When light meets circularity

    Par Natalia Stavrovskaja, 19/12/16

    FINAL

    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. )


                                                         

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                                                                   Different levels and borders


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                                                      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.


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                                                                            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


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                                                                       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.


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                                                                           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.


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                                                                    The Theatral view from the lower level


    Drawings:


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                                                           Globan axonometry of the wooden construction



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                                                                                      Plan view 1/20



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                                                                                      Cut view 1/20



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                                                                             Plan and two cuts 1/66


    sources: 

    http://www.team10online.org/team10/eyck/