"Planes may become walls, floors, roofs - creating an interior, distinct from an outside. From the pole rammed into the earth indicating the first notion of settlement, to the platform making a distinction in ground, to the enclosing devices of wall and roof - all those moments start to speak about settlement that is constructed."
ALICE - CODEX, Postface Dieter Dietz
El Lissitzky - Proun Piet Mondrian - Composition en rouge, jaune, bleu et noir
“Despina can be reached in two ways: by ship or by camel. The city displays one face to the traveler arriving overland and a different one to him who arrives by sea.
When the camel driver sees, at the horizon of the tableland, the pinnacles of the skyscrapers come into view, the radar antennae, the white and red windsocks flapping, the chimneys belching smoke, he thinks of a ship; he knows it is a city, but he thinks of it as a vessel that will take him away from the desert, a windjammer about to cast off, with the breeze already swelling the sails, not yet unfurled, or a steamboat with its boiler vibrating in the iron keel; and he thinks of all the ports, the foreign merchandise the cranes unload on the docks, the taverns where crews of different flags break bottles over one another’s heads, the lighted, ground floor windows, each with a woman combing her hair.
In the coastline’s haze, the sailor discerns the form of a camel’s withers, an embroidered saddle with
glittering fringe between two spotted humps, advancing and swaying; he knows it is a city, but he thinks of it as a camel from whose pack hang wineskins and bags of candied fruit, date wine, tobacco leaves, and already he sees himself at the head of a long caravan taking him away from the desert of the sea, toward oases of fresh water in the palm trees’ jagged shade, toward palaces of thick, whitewashed walls, tiled courts where girls are dancing barefoot, moving their arms, half-hidden by their veils, and
Each city receives its form from the desert it opposes; and so the camel driver and the sailor see
Despina, a border city between two deserts.”
Italo Calvino - Invisible Cities
The starting point, while taking inspiration from MEASURES, was the opening from a space to another, two different perceptions depending on which side the observer is held. And also the intersections created by the vertical and horizontal planes. The intersections won't be represented physically because they won't touch eachothers, they will be separated. It's the observer himself that will link these different spaces and create the intersections. The distribution of the different levels will create a feeling of volume.