Par Perrin Leo, 03/05/20
The parking stairs are the only land access to the house. Our house groups a series of moments, of different rooms and materials, of changing relations with the protostructure and the topography of the site.
The entrance stairs are the beginning of an architectural promenade to understand how the house articulates. First they introduce you with the protostructure, and as you go up the stairs will be surrounded by a terracotta fountain, the water will envelop you. There are two main moments when walking in these stairs, at first you will experience the house from outside and as the water envelops you you will experience it from within and start feeling the interiority of the house. The stairs work with the other rooms, the observatory feeds the fountain to then water the gardens. They are the only access to the debate room making it a destination and not a place of passage.
When it rains, the structure keeps moving.
Par Guillotin Lea, 27/04/20
With Nathan Pasche and Jean Richter from studio Wegman, Robin Gugger from studio Trieber, Marvin Tajana from studio Abenia.
Intregration of the project in the Galpon site, GENEVA
Drawings : plans / East & North elevations (scales 1:40)
Drawing : plans (scales 1:20)
This drawing highlights the position of the trees in the protostructure and show how they interact with the project
Drawing : Axonometry (scales 1:40)
We also developped the project by including a back stage underneath the bleacher and the walkway. This new room is surrounded by a tight lathing with a tiny horizontal opening allowing light supply.
Drawing : Section (scales 1:40)
You can access to the back stage thanks to those following stairs, directly from the debate room.
Drawing : Perspectives
We have also updated the second access to the project by redesigning de stairs on the roof, changing the tilt and the width.
Collage : Perspective