Time for discussion

Par Lefebvre Yann, 15/03/20

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 !



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. 

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Top view drawing (1:10) - elevation 1 (1:10) - elevation 2 (1:10) - Perspective from the interior of space

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Axonometry showing the opened space and the intimacy space


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.  

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Top view (1:20) - Section 1 (1:20) - Section 2 (1:20)

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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. 

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Left : Zoom on the intimacy space   

Right :  Overview (to left from right) - opened space : debate - intimacy space : cool discussion - entrance


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. 

Image Sun Mar 15 2020 10:40:46 GMT+0100 (CET)Top view (1:20 - Incomplete drawing)                                                                                            

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Construction of the first plan (horizontal) by using a template

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Test on the protostructure and structural adjustment 

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Photographs showing collaboration with an other project and the intimacy place

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Photography of the debate place

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Construction details - Left : section to show step of construction - Right : axonometry

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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.

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From left to right : South elevation - North elevation -  1:20 (top)

From left to right : West elevation - East elevation - 1:20 (below)

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Sections - Top view (1:20) 

Image Sat Mar 28 2020 21:02:46 GMT+0100 (CET)Perspective - Axonometry

Image Sat Mar 28 2020 22:35:40 GMT+0100 (CET)Room in the site

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Room among Rooms