The rooms phase turned digitally for the last two weeks.
The following space is made for ornithology, the observation of birds, especially the ones who live in the context of the rhone and the lake Léman.
It is thought for one person, standing up, with his/her chest and head exceeding from the triangular opening.
The person would come the morning, when the activity of the city of Geneva is low, but the bird's activity is already high. People from the city could easily go in a short amount of time to the contact of the natural environnement of the Rhone, and birds.
The diagram of the apparent armature of the cantilever is having the same proportion of a cell of the protostructure, seen in plan.
The space is made of four planes. Two of them are related to the protostructure, due to their orthogonal orientation. They have a concrete materiality and are opaque. They reminds something terrestrial, as the city not far away from the site.
The two other plans are related to the natural environnement. They have a wooden materiality, are made of slats which gives a certain transparency from inside points of views. Furthermore, their axes aren't oriented to the proto strongly as the two other plans. They remind the sky and the birds.
As the interior, the threshold (top elevation) is picked up on itself, as it is often the case with hidden spaces. The space, compressed, is a place to see without being seen.
Position of the human body in the room, and the opening from where the head and the chest of the person can exceed.
The diagonal edge of the vertical plan gives the possibility to the observer to decide his degree of hideness. It is an adaptation to different sizes.
The goal of the cantilever is to give a free space in order to put long views binoculars set on a tripod to observe birds far away.
They show the diferents views that the observer is having for the room.
It's a wide and open view facing the rhone.
Different birds points of views. They show the capacity of the space to hide the ornithologist.
Central knot of the project. Chronology of the construction.
Situation of the project in the protostructure