Study of the curved floor of the Pantheon through drawings and wooden model

Par Stanislas Nicolas, 28/09/19


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Our first works goal was to recreate a 1:2 model of the curved floor of the pantheon in Rome. The scheme was divided into "tiles" we had to build in groups of two. We used 700x5x3 mm wood sticks to recreate the outline of the "tile".



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To better visualize the scheme and the measurements we needed, we drew sketches of key parts of the tile.



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To create the curvature, the height of the "pillars" were usually different from one another. For instance, our model had three different heights. We found them by taking the corresponding tile of the mirroring quarter (which already had the correct measurements) and mirrored them on our tile.

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Final product


Following the model, we did precise drawings of our creation. We used two A1 papers to draw a plan, two side cuts and an axonometry of the tile. For my part, the axonometry was the most complex bit. I tried different pencil leads and different pressures to see which "type" of line was most suitable.



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Image Sat Sep 28 2019 15:44:34 GMT+0200 (CEST)