Reunion

Par Shabaan Rahaf, 29/03/20

It is 16:30, they are not here yet, so I would be the first one to enter.


The entrance is in front of me. Step by step, I pass it and start to observe this room.

I start walking, an oblique plane above my head is becoming closer.

The space shrinks and it makes me feel like I want to sit down.

I see places on which I could sit on in front of me,

I step over the middle one and choose to sit on the one the left.


Now, they start to arrive one after the other. Finally, we will all meet again.

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Starting point

The first idea was to make a room where people can meet and talk together. But who are these people? why do they meet? and how many are they?

                                                                   

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First drawings : plan & perspective,  West elevation, South elevation, 1:10


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            Axo, 1:20                                               study model, 1:10


Then I defined a specific program of the room: it is a room where a family (around 6 people) can meet, sit together and discuss.

The position of the planes has been chosen in order to have one big space where everyone can stand or sit, see and talk to the others. Also, it ensures the privacy of the room that a family would like to have.

This led me to change the tilt of the oblique plane and the position of the room in the protostructure. The distance between the protostructure and the horizontal plane allows having places to sit on. Also, it gives a third support to the oblique plane on its extremity.


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Determination of the oblique plane by drawing (plan and elevation on translucent paper), 1:10


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Drawings in process: plan, south elevation, west elevation, 1:20


Structure and construction

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                                                                             Construction of the planes (structure)


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Horizontal plane divided into 2 parts in order to enter in the protostructure

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Model, 1:10


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Construction details, 1:10

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Plan, south elevation, West elevation, 1:20

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 Sections showing the space inside, 1:20  


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Axon, 1:20


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Perspectives: from the from the inside to the entrance

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Perspectives: from the entrance, looking to the East/West

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 South elevation, 1:40