Les Bouées, Elements

Par Alessia Grosso, 24/10/18


Our project revolves around the buoys of the Saint-Sulpice beach. Floating, between water and air, they are not easily reachable. From the shore their dimensions as well as their spatial arrangement are hard to guess. Our study of them during MESURES consisted of understanding their disposition and the terrain of the land surrounding them.


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To do so we chose an origin point on our beach from which we effectuated measures to each buoy. After being able to understand the true disposition of these objects we realised that our original impression of the spatial disposition of the buoys was false, modified by our perception of them.  

This made us think. If there exists a distortion of perception when one a observes the buoys from the shore, how large is the diversity of perceptions that coexist inside the region that we have observed and measured? 

To understand this phenomena we started by drawing it. We chose to create two different matrices. The first represents the interaction between the buoys and one another. The second showcases the relationship between the buoys and points of the shore. This enabled us to get a better vision of the different dynamics in the space we were working with.


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After working on our drawings, we noticed angular shapes and crossings that seemed to explicit the relationships between the buoys quite well.


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We decided to create elements out of these crossings in the goal of visually explicating the spatial relationship between the buoys with one another and with the shore.


Determining the shape, dimensions and materiality of our elements:


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Creation of the 1:3 model:


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