• Impact of an element on its space

    Par Jonathan, 20/12/15


    For this project, I chose to focus on the interior space of my site. I wanted to explore the impact of an element on its environment (on it's surrounding space). This project isn't quite finished yet. I was hoping to provide the final form of my studies in the next phase, Rooms. The first thing I did was transforming the initial space:


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    Into a more organic like environment:


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    After this process, I had a new form in hand. But Why not go further ? The form that I had created felt a little hostile and I simply wanted to explore other possibilities. So this came:


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    The different spaces I created came from the best spaces  I visualized my double-element. It is hard to see, but the first transformation appeared from the fact that my double-element activated a forest-like environment . The second a parc. Through this process, I learned essential elements to make architecture. First, it is a delicate task to transform a space. Do you want it to be visually equal to the space you visualized it in ? Or, in the other hand, you are trying to create a space that delivers the sensation in which you visualized the space your double-element was in ?

    Second, that translating an idea in to a materialistic element is complexe because a lot of factors have to be taken in consideration. It's a task that takes time and patients.

    Will I chose to improve the main function of of my site (in my case it is a Spa) by choosing a form that could do so or completely change its function ? The rest of the year will chose.





  • A step toward unity

    Par Paulo, Tom, Nicolas, Jonathan, Dana, 09/11/15

    Through the exploration of the variating spaces and surfaces determined by the conception of a modular double-element merging a table with a bed, we were willing to recreate the journey of an individual getting out of it's comfort to confront it's own reality to the external world, formed by an infinity of diverse realities. Acting as a balance between the loss of psychological comfort and the physical comfort it offers, our element leads the individual to finally be able to constantly change it's reality by the acceptance of external contribution. 




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  • A step toward unity - process

    Par Paulo, Tom, Nicolas, Jonathan, Dana, 09/11/15




    Using the result of the projet MEASURES as a basis, the site we were confronted to for  our new project, even though fictive, symbolized the merging of Paris and Lausanne.  As a starting point, we decided to concentrate on the evolution of one specific individual’s psychological comfort in time as it comes out of the existing and concrete streets of Lausanne and Paris, representing the person’s comfort zone of what he is used to and is confronted to the fictive site and it’s spaces representing everything that is external and unknown to the person.

    From that point, we decided to determine a series of stages which would later lead us to the establishment of  distinct phases for our element illustrating the diminution of one’s psychological comfort and ease proportionally to an enlargement of the surrounding zone of unknown.



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    First 1:5 model


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    Second 1:5 model - table and chairs configuration


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    Second 1:5 model - bed configuration


    The table being our departure element and willing to materialize the evolution of comfort through a variation of the horizontality, we decided to use the bed to create a modular double-element.


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    Third 1:5 model - study of the human's curves


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    Fourth and final 1:5 model - research of a mechanism 


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    Wheels mechanism


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    Axonométry


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    Various configurations of the double element, and the space available while using the table.


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    The curves in bed configuration


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    1:1 element - curve adaptable to the individual 


    Thereby, to ease and encourage the journey out of the comfort zone, the element we would develop would be conceived to offer an increasing physical comfort as the psychological comfort decreases.



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    1:1 element - configuration 1

    Phase one: Beginning it’s journey, the individual seats alone in his confort zone and doesn't need a specific support.



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    1:1 element - configuration 2

    Phase two: Firstly confronted to the external world, the individual’s stability is disturbed as it realizes the width of all that differs from it’s own way of functioning. To balance with the difficulty now present, an increase of the body’s confort is added, allowing the continuance of the journey.



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    Element 1:1 - configuration 3

    Phase three: The individual finds itself alone and changed for the first time, affected by the external world he has been confronted to. It now starts questioning everything it considered as acquired and having reached a state further from it’s confort zone requires a entire support to continue progressing.



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    Element 1:1 - final configuration

    Phase four: Now conscious of a new form of reality that englobes an infinity of realities, the individual is finally able to face the external world and by it’s acceptance, can entirely be a part of  it and is no longer in need of an external support.

  • Week 7 - Infrastructure group

    Par yousra, Paulo, Maude, Alexandre, Enea, Liliana, Allae Elfarrah, Tom, Florence, Simon, fanny, Nicolas, Maria, Christian, Amelie, Morgan, Mathilde, Romain, Jonathan, Dana, Alex O, 25/10/15


    All plans aligned (note: diagonal lines added but not present in image)

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  • Decrypting the concept of continuity

    Par Jonathan, Nicolas, 11/10/15

        

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                    Monge of Plot 19 on avenue Georgette


                    Avenue Georgette (Plot 19. 1:33)

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    Continuité définition d'après le Dictionnaire d'esthétique:

        Lat. Continuus, Continuitas, qui référaient soit à continere (tenir ensemble) soit à continuare (suivre immédiatement).     Ce qui est continu, soit dans l'espace, soit dans le temps, se prolonge sans coupure, sans interruption.

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    Continuity definition from the Dictionnaire d'esthétique.

        Lat. Continuus, Continuitas, which reffered either to continere (hold together), or to continuare ( follow directly).     What is continuous, in space, or time, stretches seamlessly, without interruption.



        Après avoir travaillé pendant un mois sur “Measures” et étant maintenant plus familier avec l'Avenue Georgette et le boulevard Sébastepol nous avons observé la notion de continuité sous différentes formes. Il y a une continuté dans la construction géométrique des deux sites ou dans la manière dont on passe d'un espace publique à un espace privé par exemple.

        Le moule que nous avons produit, notre “hybride” est l'essence de cette continuité retrouvée sur la parcelle 19 de Paris et Lausanne. La mise en place d'une ligne directrice au sein de deux villes, à des kilomètres l'une de l'autre.

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        After working for a month on “Measures” and now being more familiar with avenue Georgette and boulevard Sebastepol. Jonathan and I have witnessed continuity under various forms. Continuity in the geometric construction of both sites. Or, for instance, continuity between public spaces and private ones.

        The final mold we have produced “hybrid” is the embodiement this continuity found on plot 19 of Paris and Lausanne. The installment of a guiding line among two cities, miles apart.



    We used perspective drawings as tools to tweak how we wanted our hybrid to look like:

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                         Hybrid mold and result

                                                                                                                                           Hybrid mold and result