• PLANES | WEEK 5 | Final week

    Par Eléonor Gras, 20/12/16

    Purity

    Two different arches in two different directions, gathered in one corner.

    The aim is to suggest the space by giving to each arch a different function. First, the entrance; slim but high, this arch delimits the transition between the threshold and the interior. This goes with a step which enhances the crossing and the discovery of a new space. 

    Then, the continuity. The second arch is lower and longer in order to evoke the extent of the area. Moreover, a wall and another step create an additional space: a "niche" which allows the privacy. 

    The whole project is made of plaster in the aim to keep the purity of the white.




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                                                                       Updated drawings, monge 1:20; Axonometry 1:20 and monge 1:66




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                                    Mould for the arches: the general aspect and detail of where we make the plaster cast 



                             

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                                      Interior of the cast, the"niche"



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                                    Exterior of the cast, the entrance





  • PLANES | WEEK 4 | First plaster

    Par Eléonor Gras, 19/12/16

    Realisation:


    As the drawings helped me a lot with the construction details, I took the time to test the plaster in order to realize the production difficuties. 



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                            "Every great and deep difficulty bears in itself its own solution. It forces us to

                                            change our thinking in order to find it." Niels Bohr


  • PLANES | WEEK 3 | Catalyst and drawing process

    Par Eléonor Gras, 19/12/16

    After some reflection, the first model on protostructure was not convincing.

    That's why I decided to come back to a first idea that I had thanks to the painting that we studied (cf week 1; Bank Stock Office by Gandy). 

    I found interesting  to focus on the moment when two arches get together and deepen this notion.


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                                                        Detail from Bank stock office showing the corner whith the two arches 


                                                        

    To this end, I focused a lot on the drawings to developp this concept:



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    The monge enabled me to understand the constructions difficulties while the axonometry let us understand the spatial composition which is created 



    Moreover, I found some inspirations either in Piranesi's drawings or arches ruins

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                          Carceri  by Piranesi, 18th century



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                           Smyrna, Turkey; arches ruins







  • PLANES | WEEK 2 | Research on light and shadow & First model

    Par Eléonor Gras, 27/11/16
    Preliminary research:



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                         Experimental box in order to study the light when it's dark thank's to a removible roof.



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                         Result inside the box after several tests



    First try on the protostructure:


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                   Model on the protostructure



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                   Detail of the light projected on the wall



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                   Axonometric of the protostructure including the model

               










  • PLANES | WEEK 1 | Cast of an Interior

    Par Brigitte Eichenberger, Eléonor Gras, 23/11/16



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                                             Interior of Bank Stock Office, London early 1800s 

                                                              Joseph Michael Gandy for John Soane

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     Mould of the interior space of the Bank Stock office derived from the painting


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                                                                               Cast of the negative space