"Morning Sun" - Edward HOPPER
It is 8:00 in this morning of spring. The sun is slowly rising in the sky and creates this orange and warm atmosphere.
My friend and I arrive at the top of my building, and enter the room with our coffees to go and croissants.
The entrance is created by a roof, quite low, so we have to squat and bend ourselves in order to enter the room.
The low ceiling prompts us to sit down against a confortable wooden backrest, on my right.
The roof doesn't create any shadow, but it protects us from the cold morning breeze and eventual rain.
This place will always remain my favorite, because it is isolated and intimate. I feel free, above everything. It is a peaceful and cozy place for a nice breakfast and a cup of coffee, that announces a good day.
During this first week, we had the instruction to use 4 square plans of 30x30 cm to create our room. To put my ideas on paper, I started with sketches and drawings for experimentation and research.
My room can accommodate a family of 5, for example for breakfast. This is why I decided to orient my room towards the east, so that its occupants benefit from the first warm rays of the sun, while drinking a cup of coffee. My piece is located on a corner of the protostructure, and on its very top, so as not to undergo any shade.
research drawing - plan, 2 elevations and a perspective & axonometry
This week, I accentuated the idea of interiority and modified my entrance, while maintaining the East orientation of my room. I also changed the location of my plans, to create a seat and an eaves. In order to visualize better my ideas, I used the model (cardboard plans) and the drawing.
model made out of cardboard
During these last two weeks of the ROOMS phase, I completely modified my plans by reducing their size and changing their function. The orientation of the seat is now towards the East unlike that of week 2, which was positioned towards the Northeast.
The circulation differentiates itself from the space where people come to sit and drink a cup of coffee, which is made of plaster.
On the bottom left picture, we can expressly see the first vertical plane on which the roof rests. This plane is made up of strips of wood which (from bottom to top) are spaced more and more to invite to observe the view from this side and let in the light.
Wooden model embedded in the protostructure, with the second vertical plane on which the roof rests (on the image at the right).
the five pieces of my room
On the left, there is the nesting of my plan, (which serves as a seat) in the roof & on the right there is the roof, with spaces that are used to accommodate a vertical wall (space on the left) and the seat (the 3 spaces on the bottom).
This week, using Rhino, I decided to modify the surface of some of my plans. I positioned the wooden bars on each plan, in order to indicate the way to circulate in my room. You should move from the most spaced bars towards the bars that are closer together. I also added a small space to put your cups of coffee and croissants!
plan - 2 elevations & axonometry using Rhino
horizontal & vertical sections
catalogue of some mockups
perspective-interior & entrance of my room
plan - elevation of our commune protostructure
My room is a space, which I wanted to be simple, nearly acetic, for the morning. This is similar to Japanese culture where you eat by sitting on the ground, with a low ceiling. The measures I have chosen therefore invite us to lower ourselves and sit down.
It is a pleasant space where you feel comfortable, well insulated, but still aerated.