• ELEMENTS / to bounce

    Par Allae Elfarrah, Dylan Heim, Maximilian Glaus, Zehra Ter, 15/11/16



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    We performed the action “To Bounce” around a row of colonnades in the city. Measuring and mapping the key points of this movement (which corresponded to chosen points on the body performing it), we developed a materialisation of this movement both in drawing and in three dimensions. The “bouncing” of our model was translated into a series of unique triangles, each one different, but nonetheless the result of the mapping of the movement of the body in space. In doing this we were able to reduce the movement to its core principles: path, energy and variation.



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    The form of the triangle, derived from the points of the moving body in space, has been carried throughout the element as a complete structural system. Every component of the element therefore also constitutes the element’s structure. There is no part of the element that is structurally superfluous, and each components works to support the others. The components of the element have been designed to be easily assembled and disassembled without glue or tools.



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    The element acts as both window and door, emphasising the relationships between newly defined spaces, and the creation of thresholds between one space and another. One can step in and out of the element at any point, or continue through it, as it directs the visitor to re-perform our first passage of movement around the columns.



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  • ELEMENTS - drawings

    Par Allae Elfarrah, Dylan Heim, Maximilian Glaus, Zehra Ter, 12/11/16


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    Axonometry of the element inserted into the site and details of the joints; Detail B shows how to build the joints of the top of the triangle, the other joints within one triangle are built on the principle of detail A. Detail C shows how to build the joint between the triangles.




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    Monge of our final element




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    Elevation of the separated triangles in order to show the measures.

  • ELEMENTS - Reworked Concept MOCK-UP

    Par Allae Elfarrah, Dylan Heim, Maximilian Glaus, Zehra Ter, 04/11/16

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    inviting to play:

    Interaction with the public was a driving factor in the creation of the parkour. 



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    sticking to trees:

    The design refrains from involving any other materials than wood. Our first prototype.



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    plug and play:

    In less than a minute can the doors be collapsed or assembled. No tools required.

  • ELEMENTS / mockups of two possible elements

    Par Allae Elfarrah, Dylan Heim, Maximilian Glaus, Zehra Ter, 31/10/16

    Our first idea: a hybrid of a table and two windows. One window points the cathedral and the other one a shop in order to call attention to the contrast between the leavings of the past and the now.


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    our element as a table


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    the element with the windows flipped up



    Our second idea: A door which becomes a bed.

    The form of the door is an abstract of the bouncing movement - the triangle.


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  • MEASURES: Lausanne Rooms

    Par Allae Elfarrah, Antoine Prat, Aude Sahli, Brigitte Eichenberger, Chloé Prévot, Clara Demuynck, Dylan Heim, Eléonor Gras, Eléonore Bleeker, Emma Jones, Emma Larcelet, Gilles Gasser, Lorenzo Lamarche, Maximilian Glaus, Romain Iff, Samuel Varrin, Sonia Ferreiro Gomez, Yoann Miéville, Zehra Ter, Dimitri Nicole, 28/10/16


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    Studio Model: Lausanne/Zurich, 1:132. Photo: Lorenzo Lamarche.


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    Studio Model: Lausanne/Zurich, 1:132. Photo: Lorenzo Lamarche.



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    Studio Model: Lausanne/Zurich, 1:132. Photo: Lorenzo Lamarche.


      

    Le dehors est toujours un dedans.

    - Le Corbusier, Précisions (1930)


    Every spatial creation is first and foremost the enclosing of a subject… It is an act of free aesthetic contemplation when, with the aid of our imagination, we transport ourselves from the exterior that we see before us into the centre of the interior space.

    - August Schmarsow, “The Essence of Architectural Creation” (1893)



    We began by observing the spaces of the city streets of Lausanne.


    We identified and mapped the repeated human actions or movements that formed invisible patterns within this urban space. Surrounding and containing these repeated actions or paths of movement, we constructed a series of outdoor rooms: ‘slices’ taken out of the city street.


    We then overlaid these rooms with an alien volume that had landed upon the city: the Toni Areal building in Zurich. In this way, the positive spaces of Zurich were superimposed over the negative spaces of Lausanne. Interpreting this superimposition, we constructed casts as hybrids between the Lausanne room and the Zurich artefact. Through investigating how to reconcile their contrasts in both two and three dimensions, we questioned contrasting notions of scale, volume and density in the city.


    We imagined our perception oscillating continuously between the drawing and the cast, between the concave and the convex, and between surrounding and surrounded. We understood the rooms we constructed from within, as enclosures; and from without, as volumes.


    When assembled together, the casts we created were no longer registers of Lausanne or Zurich, but were translated into something new: a new terrain in which heightened traces of both cities could be found.



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    Studio Model: Lausanne/Zurich, 1:132. Photo: Lorenzo Lamarche.