• Symmetric Space

    Par Clea Balestra, 23/11/15
     FIRST WEEK:


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       Inspiration research


    Two different sides give to you the normality, but when you get two identical situations that's give another feeling. 

    Starting by this idea I decided to double my facade of Paris to create a symmetric place disjoint by a wall. The wall function as a place of discussion thanks to two stairs that reach it from the super element of the façades. On the top of each stair I've insert a window so when you arrive at the bottom you feel like falling. 

    This situation permit to develop the people's curiosity by reaching this place that connect two separate sides.


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    Mould with plans and elevations


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    First situation's plaster


    SECOND WEEK:

     Two different sides give to you the normality, but when you get two identical situations that's give another feeling. 

     Always starting by this sentence I decided to maintain the symmetric space separated by an  infinitive wall that permitt to feel a vertige when you search the top. At the bottom of the wall I  putted a door so you can reach the symmetric situation at the other side.

     Like a kind of escape made by the awe-inspiring wall you go to the other side expecting the  safety, but in fact you find only a reflexion. 


    Image Mon Nov 30 2015 11:40:20 GMT+0100 (ora solare Europa occidentale)Free drawing


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                            plane and cut drawing 


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     Column+ layed down


    THIRD WEEK:

    The idea remain the same but the situation in the model change as two other columns influences the space. The wall in the middle of the plan is not streinght to the beginning's façade so all the plane rotate. 


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         Plane and cut of the situation with the columns +


    FOURTH WEEK:

    Starting by the idea that if you take two identical situation looking at two sides you will question about something strange, I've decided to duplicate my façade by creating a symmetric space. Recalling the ideas of our duble-element I created a space that could develop the couriosity so the research. To do that I've put an infinitive wall in the middle of my horizontal plane to feel fear and vertige when you look at that, so like a kind of escape made by the awe-inspiring wall you go to the other side expecting the  safety, but in fact you find only a reflexion. 


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    To integrate the vertical wall (plane) in the column + I've create an angle that evoke the idea of an infinitive wall and I've directely run in the column.


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    Image Mon Dec 14 2015 14:47:42 GMT+0100 (ora solare Europa occidentale)Snap-fit plaster


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    Exploring the plaster


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     Three columns situation


    Drawings:


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    Free drawings



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                           Developping drawing



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    Situation's drawings

  • UNVEILING

    Par Clea Balestra, Olivia Wechsler, Rolando Valarezo, Niels Galitch, 08/11/15

    Final Result :

    After further research, we found that there is no need to build the extra supports underneath the table, since the double element will be inlaid in the centred plaster. On the dividing line on the table, a curtain is installed, which can be seen as some kind of filter: When nobody is standing at the bar table, sounds and shadows from the other side of the curtain are still present to make people suspicious and curious to interact with the other side. Once both sides are occupied, the curtain can be wind up from both sides and the border is broken. For both of the two a whole new world opens up and nothing hinders a interaction anymore. Since it is unpredictable what you will get to see when stepping towards the double element, it becomes a place for spontaneous interactions and talks. This will make everyone want to come back the next time they pass by.


    We decided to build an other model where we improved the system and different construction details.

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    We drew the plan of the table that we used to build both 1/5 and 1/1 elements.

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    We also made several other drawings of our element in situation to show the achieved effect of our double element. 

    For this we made a monge projection of the element in the “real” situation as well as a perspective.

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    Of course in order to build these details, we made constructions drawings in the original scale.


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    It was also important to make a detail of our central rail to see if our plans worked correctely before building the hole thing.



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    Pictures of the end result at a scale of 1:1 :


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    Details:

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  • Discovering space

    Par Clea Balestra, Niels Galitch, Rolando Valarezo, Olivia Wechsler, 19/10/15

    Week 1


    In order to get a better overview over the situation of our four plasters, we drew a new plan and two new cuts. 



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    This drawing helped us find new links between all the super elements. Furthermore we discovered an interesting situation between the two spaces around the plaster in the center of the situation.


    As we already had two perspectives from each super element in Lausanne towards the according super element in Paris, only one additional perspective was needed to get a good overview:


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    We than proceeded with the research of what kind of double element we were going to create. For our situation we found it interesting to work with this special relation that was created by one of the façades being in the middle of the others. We decided that our double element would be located in super element of the central facade. We used wire on the situation model to link all our super elements to help us visualise all the relations possible.



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    The function of our double element was to create direct links between the super elements of the different facades therefore it had to be able to open and close so that the different relations between elements and spaces could be manually modified. Also we chose to associate our window with a table because it was more in relation with the themes of public and movement.

    Since the table and the window made one double-element it was essential for us that we built both, (just the table would appear completely out of context).


    Week 2 


    We decided that we would first build the frame of our window on a 1/5 scale as well as some tests for the corners at a 1/1 scale. 


    1/5 scale construction of the window frame




    Tests for the corners of our window frame at 1/1 scale


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    These models helped us see what would be possible to make and how we would be able to add the table within the frame.

    After several tests we finally found a system that satisfied us. Our table would be composed of four platers, one central and static and three others that would be able to open and close on the central platter. Those three would be orientated in the direction of one of the super elements from the other facades. Thanks to this mechanism we can easily imagine how the different people in the different buildings can decide to exchange different items for example by opening and closing the diverse parts of the table.

    The next drawing illustrates how the platers can be moved thanks to an axe of rotation. 



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    Week 3

    After researching the realization of the double element, a lot of complications came up. For this reason we decided to make some changes regarding the functionality of the project. The idea was to allow interactions between Lausanne, being on one side of the centered plaster, and Paris, on the other side. In the middle of the table, we introduced a window, which can be closed by a curtain so that interactions are possible in multiple ways.


    Plans of the new table with details of construction on a 1/10 scale



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    Elevation of that table on 1/33 scale



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    We than built a model of our table on a 1/5 scale


    on the pictures we can see the different situations made possible thanks to the curtain.



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  • MAQUETTE

    Par Catia Da Cunha Pedro, Clea Balestra, Diana Ugnat, Kilian Cossali, Lena Brucchietti, Louis Van Puyenbroeck, Lucien Roy, Mathilde Linder, Maude Voutat, Nicolas John, Nicolas Otti, Niels Galitch, Noe Herrli, Odile Blanc, Olivia Wechsler, Salome Stoffel, Samuel Aeschimann, Tim Meier, Yekan Deli, Rolando Valarezo, 12/10/15

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    SUPER MAQUETTE

    At the beginning of the project, we were separated into groups of two that, from that moment on, worked together on both a façade in Paris and in Lausanne. Starting with Lausanne, an element on the façade was defined as “super element”. In all cases, it was an eye catching element to the group and additionally used as reference point for all measures of the façade. In order to get the measures as precise as possible, a measuring tool was built to find a certain geometry, rhythm and characteristic in the facade. As a next step, 60m2 around the super element were chosen to serve as base for creating a plaster of the fragment. By using the super elements of Lausanne and Paris (which was chosen beforehand as well), the two fragments were put in relation with one another. A big step in this was to leave an opening in the plaster where the super elements were situated, in order that one really could see the façade of Paris though the super element of Lausanne or the other way around. Having done that, the plasters were placed onto the right spot on the plan of Lausanne/Paris by inserting brass stem into them.  The difference of height between the two streets was of courserespected. This is why the plaster on the lowest point in the street of Lausanne was defined as our new point zero, which was placed 8cm above the model. In that way the little models are all almost floating in our newly created street, which is neither Lausanne nor Paris anymore, but our own created space.

  • Window-Lausanne, Door-Paris

    Par Clea Balestra, Rolando Valarezo, 27/09/15

    The reasons for which we chose to analyse this front are:

    • the rhythm of 3 that we can find on it (3 floors, 3 windows in each floor)
    • it is in the middle of the road
    • the size that it have compared to the other two fronts nearby (it is little)

     So about the choice of our "Super Element" we followed this logic of centralisation and we caught the middle window because it turns out in evidence thanks the two pillar.


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    TOOL OF LAND-MEASURING

    To design our tool we built an object that permitted us to take directly the proportions at the scale 1:66

    The utilisation is based on the view on a grate


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    this tool has a system of weights and pivots to regulate the verticality of the grate according to the slope.

    As the square of the grate is at the scale of 1:66, it means that 1m=1.5cm, it's enough to place a mark on the front (ex: a double-sided tape of 1m, like in the third picture) and compose it in pieces.


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    MOULD OF THE FRONT'S SEGMENT FROM THE SUPER ELEMENT 


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    DRAWINGS


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    Tests of perspectives




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    Perspectives



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    Plaster in the maquette's situation



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    CONCLUSION

    maybe the buildings' structure determinate a rythm of three on the front when the space is limitated.