• Measuring foundations

    Par Hausel Anna, Ozhiganova Anna, Sills Sophie, 15/10/19

    Tuesday morning:

    We took the boat at 7:40 to get to Evian to have the time to take our measures.

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    The sunrise and the protostructure.

    We discovered the protostructure and last year's node.

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    The nodes and the visible foundations.

    Our measuring tools : body part: Sophie's foot, object from surrounding: chestnut, verb: to pull.

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    The chestnut and Sophie's foot next to the visible foundation.

    Our last measuring tool: time. We measured this by when one of us started hurting.

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    Our performance sentences along with the moments they mark.

    We dug a hole around the foundations to explore how it was made.

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    The before and after of the digging of the foundation, with our tool of measurement.

    Sunday morning:

    After a small sprint to get to the boat at 9:25 (not at 9:45 like Anna H. remembered) we embarked on the journey to discover the effect the rainy weather had had on our on-site plaster cast.

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    Before and after: natural deformation.

    To move the plaster we had to make the choice of cutting off a corner.

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    Various pieces of plaster.

    The full process of plastering the foundations can be summarised by five verbs: mixing, applying, drying, scraping and pulling.

    Video of the stages of casting.

    We were diversely affected by the process.

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    Sophie's hands and Anna H.'s legs.

    The process had various effects on our senses

    Anna H.: smell_wet grass, touch_smooth mud and dry dirt, taste_bitter dirt covered concrete, sight_raindrops on my camera, sound_the ping of raindrops on my umbrella.

    Anna O.: smell_humidity, touch_tiring, sight_messy, sound_foggy, taste_adventure.

    Sophie S.:smell_ fresh, touch_new, taste_raw, sight_dramatic , sound_drops.

    We found the Great Mosque of Djenne that reminds us of the project.

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    The Great Mosque, Djenne, Mali, 1907

    The whole process made us reflect upon measures as a project.

    How does the past define our present? 

    Are we digging up the past or the present?

  • CRAFTS_le sol du Panthéon_plâtrer

    Par Bonnet Iciar, Bussy Léane, Couelle Jeanne, de Huu Audrey, Deshayes Charlotte, Divonre Lisa, Dürig Alexander, Fleischer Adrien, Hajoubi Youssra, Hausel Anna, Lam Kenneth, Ozhiganova Anna, Paidoussis Léa, Perrin Raphaël, Sills Sophie, Von Flüe Oriane, 05/10/19

    Plâtrant pour la première fois, nous avons décidé de travailler tous ensemble pour être plus efficace. Nous avons formé organiquement trois groupes pour chacun des processus requis: préparation du plâtre et mélange de la matière, écoulement et homogénéisation de la forme. 

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    Préparation du plâtre et mélange

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    Coulée du plâtre dans les moules

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    Lissage de la surface à la règle

    Déroulement du processus en entier

  • CRAFT_le sol du Pantheon_maquettes & dessins

    Par Paidoussis Léa, Sills Sophie, 20/09/19

    Pour notre premier projet, nous nous attaquons directement à un des édifices symboliques de l’architecture. Tous ensemble nous tentons de recréer le sol du Panthéon, à une échelle réduite. Pour commencer nous avons créer des maquettes faites de bout de bois, par groupe de deux. Après avoir chacun dessiner la maquette sous plusieurs angles, nous avons continuer à collaborer en modélisant le sol du Panthéon en plâtre, à l'aide de moules en cartons. Une fois chaque étape finie, une mise en commun est faite, et nous pouvons voir se former la courbure de ce fameux sol!

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    fresh, infinity, flow, continuity & light

    Axonométrie du moule


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    While drawing I could smell the new paper lying in front of me. Touching it for the first time with the fix pencil 4H was a matter of precision. I could see lines after lines, a succession of mouvement creating matter. My hears could hear the lively sound of the dynamic around me. Throughout this experience the heat in my mouth was persistent. 

    Détail d'un angle - maquette en bois 

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    rose, discovery, growth, discussion, spicy.


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    sweat, delicate, mouvement, collaboration, satisfaction.

    The Pantheon Ground

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    The sound of voices collaborating, the pressure under the knife, the sight of progress, the loud smell of a glossy finish, and finally the creamy taste of Nivea, all leading to the promise of a beautiful plaster floor.   

    The Plaster Cast

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    Architecture begins when you place two bricks carefully together.
    - Ludwig Mies van der Rohe


    But will the air runs smoothly on the surface?