• Rooms W4 - Continuous Discontinuity

    Par Maria, Mathilde, 20/03/16

    By playing around with the notion of “Continuous Discontinuity”  we could observe that there was an effect on the circulation around our form and along the area of the protostructure.

    We recognised that when our form is positioned parallel to the protostructure, the circulation is homogeneous. It mostly encourages people around to travel in parallel or perpendicularly, in order to use our form and thus the area given. 

    On the contrary, once our form is placed diagonally within the “barriers” of the protostrucre, the user is urged to circulate in a varied, more random manner. He does no longer obey the notion of parallelism in accordance to the protostructure. He indeed uses the region diagonally, alternatively.

    This automatically indicates that the form we have created could not only provokes a continuous discontinuity within the space it occupied. But rather, it could at the same time encourage a continuous discontinuity in the circulation within the area around. 

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    If we can see the form within this given space not as an object but as embodied energy, then we can see people not as material objects but as living systems. The circulation is thus the program created by the continuously interacting systems.

    In consequence, we may say that our form is in itself a “Continuous Discontinuity”. It is always a variation between different activities and alternate movement. Concurrently it is always an uninterrupted flow of actions and thus of energy from the one element to the other all in the same one Undifferentiated Region. 

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      Plan, Coupe 1 et Coupe 2 de notre forme, droit et diagonale.

  • Rooms W3 - Obliques

    Par Maria, Mathilde, 20/03/16

    The idea of continuous discontinuity seemed to interest us the most. We could create forms which interfere yet integrate the one with the other permitting the realisation of different uses. 

    We ended up with a form which integrates the interior/exterior, up/down and different types of users with different types of uses. The elements be made to pass into each other and the different parts of the form be made to respond to each other. 

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    A region used as a bench can be used as a step in order to ascend meanwhile a region used to sleep could create beneath a sort of a roof, a shadowed region. What may be considered as exterior by an adult, may simultaneously be used as an interior space by a child, for example. 

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                                                     Every inclined surface in the form is deliberately designed to encourage or even

                                                     discourage a different type of action depending on the size of each user.  

    The urge to fix the base of our form to the ground arose from the urge to delete the frontier between the different height of each floor. We thought that if our structure can be embedded in the ground and at the same time be fixed on the protostructure then the different heights become one; given that you can reach the top as easily as you can reach the bottom. 

  • Rooms W2 - Concept of the fold

    Par Maria, Mathilde, 06/03/16

    The idea of an undefined-multiple-functionality-form led to the introduction of the notion of the Fold in our work. As defined by Deleuze, the concept of the fold is inexhaustive, unlimited and infinite. 

    We could see that by introducing our initial form in the protostucture, two new regions emerged from a single undifferentiated region. This meant we could identify and thus use either side of it, an idea which makes part of the concept of the fold. 

    Accordingly, the fold separates so that one side of the fold passes into the other continuously. Hence, a form composed of many elements, which can all be used differently yet they all connect to one another, evolves into a continuous discontinuity. 

    Inspired  by the fluidity of the projects of Decoi architects, we created a “wavy” model which permits the user to find his own preference as to how he would be using it. 

    In accordance to the different waves/curves of the form, each person may vary its use depending on his body. 

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  • Rooms W1 - Study and comprehension of the protostructure

    Par Maria, Mathilde, 06/03/16

    We first commenced by the study of the protostructure and how its different parts could help us evolve our ideas. 

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    Given the part with number ten on the protostructure we directly had the ground floor involved. Urged to link the inside and the outside, the ground floor with the upper floor, and vice versa, we thought of a form whose function would have no clear definition.

    The user would be allowed to find and define its use, consequently giving it a function. A room would develop once the form would be related to different sorts of functionalities in accordance to each user. 

    Initial development of this form: 

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                       We thought of the simplicity of this initial form as ideal to adjust to different types of uses when positioned on the protostructure. 


    Par Mathilde, 21/12/15

    Comment les plans horizontaux et verticaux peuvent-ils influencer notre perception d'un espace ? 

    L'étude de l'espace se fait en deux positions : les deux sujets sont l'un en face de l'autre mais l'un est à Paris et l'autre se trouve à Lausanne. Le but de cette étude est d'analyser l'impact des plans horizontaux et inclinés générés par le site et les plans verticaux de la colonne sur la perception visuelle et sur les ombres. 

    L'ouverture dans la colonne a été étudiée en relation avec les mouvements du soleil permettant un ensoleillement maximal à Paris et à Lausanne. 

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    Insertion du projet dans la colonne +.

    F O R M E  F I N A L E  R E S U L T A N T  D E  L' E N S E M B L E  D E S  R E C H E R C H E S.

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    monge de l'élément final à l'échelle 1:100.