It’s 6 pm, We enter the room after a fairly quiet day. We see on our left a high wall that intrigued us then we decide to take a look. Behind this high wall we look at a room that looks very intimate. But we decide to continue on our way, and at this moment we make the discovery of a much larger room. I come down the stairs, but my friend comes down the other stairs. We find ourselves separated by a crossbar. We all put down our affairs, I sit and he stand and we start to debate !
WEEK 1 : EXPLORATIONS AND FIRST INTENTION
Create a room to contemplate surrounding landscapes, was my first intention.
Located on the top of the protostructure this Room allows to contemplate a panorama of the landscapes like as a piece of art. Moreover, the shift entrance enables to create surprise or astonishment and thus make contemplation more impressive. The Room is divided in three parts : the entrance, a part to get together (with two friends) and the third part, more intimate (just for one person).
I work with disposition of four plans and protostructure, essentially by drawing in a first step, to achieve my thoughts.
Top view drawing (1:10) - elevation 1 (1:10) - elevation 2 (1:10) - Perspective from the interior of space
Axonometry showing the opened space and the intimacy space
WEEK 2 : CONCEPTUAL CLARITY
After some reflexions, I change the main program of my project, considering it "naive" and simple. Indeed, it's not necessary to have a Room in a protostructure to contemplate a landscape, just sit on a bench or on the floor. It's for this reason I decided to change direction.
Trying to keep, in its entirety, the disposition of the plan, I create a space to share, discuss and debate in different ways.
First, a place to come over and discuss, have a friendly and cool discussion with a friend we haven't seen in a long time...This place is surrounding by two large plans to create intimacy. One is oblique to lean on.
The second place is more open, is a place to debate in one-to-one, have a discussion more academic. Then, I lowered the horizontal plan so that the protostructure plays an important role : separation between two people who debate.
Top view (1:20) - Section 1 (1:20) - Section 2 (1:20)
Axonometry 1:20 - view of the intimacy place.
It's time to focus about articulations between plans and protostructure by shape it. Firstly, to test the volumetric I just use cardboard.
Left : Zoom on the intimacy space
Right : Overview (to left from right) - opened space : debate - intimacy space : cool discussion - entrance
WEEK 3-4 : STRUCTURAL THINKING
Now that the idea is clearer, think about structural connexions. I change the original shape of some plans to assemble them with te protostructure.
After round-trips between drawings and models, I discover some challenges. For instance, the fact that the protostructure plays an important role in the debate place, it create in the same time, disturbances in other places. That why I collaborate with an other projet to avoid theses issues.
Top view (1:20 - Incomplete drawing)
Elevations 1-2 (on the top) and sections 1-2 (at the bottom) - (Incomplete drawings)
Construction of the first plan (horizontal) by using a template
Test on the protostructure and structural adjustment
Photographs showing collaboration with an other project and the intimacy place
Photography of the debate place
Construction details - Left : section to show step of construction - Right : axonometry
WEEK 5-6 : DISCOVERING NEW TOOLS
By learning to use new tools, I continued the project. The model and drawings wasn't finished so I pursued them.
During this part of the project, I've made the different parts accessible by adding some elements : to avoid to step over, go down or up, to sit.
From left to right : South elevation - North elevation - 1:20 (top)
From left to right : West elevation - East elevation - 1:20 (below)
Sections - Top view (1:20)
Perspective - Axonometry
Room in the site
Room among Rooms