Slide through

Par Deshayes Charlotte, Sills Sophie, 17/12/19

A protostructure - a topography - planes & neighbours

Our eyes caught an element of the fictional topography that we had in front of us and led us to ask ourselves which were the different ways in which the slope was integrated and interacted with its environment. That said, we investigated the various spaces that could be created by that oblique plane and the relation they had with the body.

How does one move and behave in such a space?


Which height should have this oblique plane?


Does these oblique planes only have an influence on the space that it covers or does its influence extent further than it’s physical limits? (Left: continuing the lines to the ground)

Can the obliques planes be considered as individual elements interacting with space or do they have to be considered as a whole in order to create a space?


Investigating space

The base of our construction in the previous phase planes, with a similar structure and function, is now a horizontal plane above our heads, at a height that allows movement and that doesn’t restrain space. 

Sliding through this horizontality emerge diverse oblique planes, echoing the topography underneath it, where it finds its anchoring. The challenge then became to consider the different positions that they could take in order to create relevant spaces. These inclined planes define an area without closing it; one can move around freely. 

Taking a step back, one can also see an opening. An opening to a new space, intertwining with the protostructure. Despite being dense and tight, light still manages to slide through the wooden slats.



Working together, side by side, asking questions, agreements, compromises, adapting to decisions of the neighbour, taking into account the conditions, trust, rethink your approach

Richard Vivenzio - Untitled honesty

Untitled honesty, Richard Vivenzio, 2015