Idea of sounds.
When we started the phase ELEMENTS, we did not have any idea of what we could do on this site but one thing that we knew is that we wanted our work to be in relation with the water that is very important on the site. We decided to look back to the beginning of our process to understand why we chose this site and not another. We realised that we experienced the relaxing atmosphere of the waves landing on the rocks that are at the entrance of the harbour and chose this site instinctively.
After realising that, we decided to develop something that could amplify this sound and make this experience more intense. We imagined different way to do it and found the idea of a giant cone interesting because it would make people asking what this is. The cone that we developed could be used in two different way: the person could either stand behind it with his head inside the small hole at the back or sit inside of it at the other extremity.
Sketches of the dimension of our cone and its foundation.
As we are in the phase ELEMENTS, we decided to make a model of the fondation of the cone while it is what attach our structure to the ground and this site specifically. We designed a small wall that let people see the entire form of this cone without taking to much space and breaking its shape. The wall has a gap on its middle to permit us to see under the cone from the summit to the base.
Drawing that include the position of the cone on the site. Scale 1:20.
The reinforcement under the ground and the ground. Scale 1:3.
Gap in the fondation Progressive curved surface
Foundation with the gap and its curved surface on the top to place the cone on it. Scale 1:3.