Par Bolanz Auxane, Nagy Adam, Ozkorkut Ecenaz, Solis Béroud Lisa, 08/12/19



       Everything started with a combination of two projects who served the same ideas but in different ways. 


       To combine the projects, first we needed to find our main subject which describes what we want to show in Measures. We came up with two words: Movement and Inclination. But these two words were too general and to explore more we had to find more definitions. 


      We did some research about Rolex Learning Center and site of R.L.C.. From our observations we found a place where we can build our structure. But why particularly this place ? We got fascinated by how landscape came to be and the way people interacted with this landscape. Furthermore, we wanted to make use of the relation between people and edifice. In addition, we wanted to emphasize the balance between the magnificence and the simplicity.  That is the reason why we chose one of the places which have been created by the people themselves.


    Which brought us three different words: Passage, Equilibrium, Dialogue. We wanted our construction to be based around all of these terms, our previous projects, and planes. 


    Basically, our aim was to establish the solemnity of this crossing by forming the balance between a plane and a massive volume. With this, we have the short story behind how our project came to life.

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    Week 11


    Par Zanota Armand, 08/12/19


  • UNDER PRESSURE - a transition into the Rolex Learning Center

    Par Beer Eliott, Firuz Samuel, Gremaud Johann, Olia Mohammad Mahdi, 02/12/19

    Planes - Synthèse

    « Pressure pushing down on me. Pressing down on you, no man ask for. Under pressure that burns a building down. Splits a family in two. Puts people on streets » Queen

    We have moved from the Measures phase to the Planes phase without leaving this phase behind. Indeed, we have studied our productions of "Measures" based on our concepts, pressure and compression and their definitions.

    In our research, we moved to a scale in which a person could evolve, move on the planes defined by a node,  heart of compression, and noticed a space to explore: a large volume inclined towards the person. This volume, being massive and leaning, plays an important role in our project. Indeed, it is part of the human experience of the pressure we can feel. It decreases the volume of the path forcing down, to compress.

    The site chosen for this phase is located next to the north facade of the Rolex Learning Center. On this facade, the concrete slab on which the Rolex rests takes a curved and smooth shape and when this slab comes to rest on the ground, it deforms the plane of it. This site seemed obvious to us as a place of pressure recalling the observed interaction between the different node plan where one of the massive volume planes compresses the plan that supports it.

    Thus, by observing the interactions of the vertical, horizontal and oblique planes present in our models, we have arrived at our first "idea" of the structure: the resumed volume of the node and its planes, the deformation undergone by the planes of the node between them and a gradual inclination up to the angle of the knot. So, we wanted to get a structure distorted by Rolex pressure that could be seen from a single point of perspective. The progression of the inclination came to us from the progression of the pressure as one approaches the edge of the curve. This structure took up the idea of pressure on the human observed during the experimentation phase by forming a pseudo-passage compressing the people passing under these volumes.

    After careful reflection on this idea we analyzed a major problem: the idea is based on a visual experience despite the body experience, felt in the photos, and thus does not show enough pressure on the body.

    This problem led to the reformulation of the concept. Then, to feel, to experience what we would like to show, we are "back" in these volumes, as if we were on a passage formed of these plans. Moreover, after evaluating our first experiments, we kept the essential points, that is to say the inclined planes and the idea of the passage. By adding the notion of Pascal's vacuum horror as due to the air pressure, by restricting the available volume in order to compress the passer-by and limiting the light in order to bring about a feeling of oppression, we are arrived at a passage with a gradual inclination linked to the curvature of the slab of the Rolex, a degressive width that leads us to a passage of increasingly narrow and contrary to a common idea, a height of greater and greater due to feeling pressure felt in front of large spaces. A human, passing through this corridor, will then experience a change in pressure forming a transition element between the outside and the underside of the slab. This path therefore conveys a way of spatializing the notion of pressure and compression.


    Par Broye Rebecca, Gugger Robin, Korjus Sara, Wenger Yaëlle, 01/12/19

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    MOODBOARD qui représente le plan de la REVIEW

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  • Petit frère

    Par Broye Rebecca, 24/11/19

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