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

Image Mon Oct 19 2015 12:27:12 GMT+0200 (CEST)


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.