I leave Starbucks with a venti cappuccino in my left hand and an americano (for him) in my right hand, time to go to the meeting point.
It is 10 AM, I climb the dark hallway ramp on the left and enter the bright room from the shorter path. I slowly walk down the slight slope towards the meeting point in the middle of the room. A refreshing spring wind blows threw the wooden strips of the tall parallel walls, I get chills, yet the sun warms me. His shadow then appears near the higher threshold. He walks up the slope and finally stands in front of me, our eyes are on the same level. We hear the Rhône flowing, it soothes the atmosphere. I hand him his coffee...
Week 1. One vertical, one horizontal, one oblique, one joker
A room with four squared plans. In my room, I can hear the water running off, it reminds me of this park. July 2014. My family and I discovered the Paley Park in New York. I was obsessed with the huge vertical walls of the buildings surrounding the park. The waterfall in the back drowned out the sounds of the city and made the park very peaceful.
View on the Paley Park First sketches
Neither cardboard, nor wood; a blank paper, a pencil
Monge 1:10 & Perspective
Axon 1:10 Plan & Elevation 1:10
Week 2. The exercise of research by drawing led me to these new positions of my four squared plans.
Week 3 & 4. Structure, Models & Material 1:10
A system of wood frame bracing holds the cantilevered roof and the oblique plan and strengthens the protostructure as well.
Week 5. New Work Space
Rhino is our new studio. I started drawing my project on Rhino and it quickly led me to think about the joints between my room and the protostructure.
Axon 1:20 Mockups 1:20
Vertical sections 1:20 Horizontal & oblique plan section 1:20
Week 6. Studio Bondu projects
Elevation North 1:50
Elevation (side) 1:50