- Week 5, Final Production after Critics
In order to improve our project, we decided to do some modifications. First of all, two of the windows of "2 Rue des Terreaux" are being filled with plaster so that we concentrate on only one window. Then, the model of "La Maison Mercier" is made more little, to improve the idea of depth. Finally, we made a common perspective to enhance the representation of space and tension between the two structures.
Internal Perspective, scale (1:132)
Different views of the project
For the last week of preparation for the project, we wanted to draw a connection between the two buildings that we chose. Consequently, we made two models : one of the " Maison Mercier " and one of " 2 Rue des Terreaux ". The first one is not at the scale (1:132) and is made more little, as it is outside of the shared map. As a matter of fact, it gives an impression of depth. Then, the windows of the second model are represented by holes, so that by being placed behind the reduced building, we can see the " Maison Mercier " representation. It conveys an idea of link and tension.
Photo 1st Line, Left Side : Mould of " 2 Rue des Terreaux " - Photo 1st Line, Right Side : Model of the building - Photo 2nd Line Left Side : Mould of " Maison Mercier " - Photo 2nd Line Right Side : Model of the building - Scale (1:132)
" Maison Mercier " seen from " 2 Rue des Terreaux" - Scale (1:132)
Then, we touched up the Monge projection and we added an elevation of the Maison Mercier, to represent the tension.
Monge projection, scale (1:66)
For the external perspective we decided to represent "2 Rue Terreaux" and then, for the internal perspective we decided to draw views from the building.
Perspective by Yan Fleury, scale (1:132)
Perspective by Davide Tarditi, scale (1:132)
This time, we wanted to add some more details to the structure and make it a little bit bigger so that it can be incorporated and put in relation with the other projects of the same zone.
New mould, scale (1:132) The model made in plaster, scale (1:132)
For the second phase of the project, we decided to do another model, with more details and accentuate the fact that the building has a distinctive architecture.
Work in progress of our second mould, scale (1:132) Mould, scale (1:132)
Model of the building, scale (1:132)
We also incorporated to the Monge projection the plan of the zone to highlight the visual connection between the 'Maison Mercier' and the newly chosen building, as they best represent the theme 'a different architecture'.
Plan of the building and surrounding zone
The first part of our project was to analyse the given zone, located at the Flon District, Lausanne, and choose a particular building or object that interested us.
From our point of view, we saw an eye-catching construction : "La Maison Mercier", of Gothic Revival architecture. As a matter of fact, we decided to base our research on elements that stand-out from the surroundings.
'Rue des Terreaux' Detail of the 'Maison Mercier' Map of the zone Drawing in Elevation
However, this structure was outside the imposed map, and consequently we decided to adopt another building, located at 2 'Rue des Terreaux'. It always has a different architecture style and we based the point of interest of our project is the contrast between the central windows and the frontage.
'2 Rue des Terreaux' Contrast between the windows and the frontage
The next step was to take measures. We took a picture and used the height of a person on the photo as the scale. The purpose of this process was to then make a model of the building and concentrate on our point of interest and in addition, draw a Monge projection. In order to have a model, we build a cardboard mould and the used plaster.
First model, scale (1:132) Monge Projection, scale (1:66)