Foundations, the roots of any project

Par Perrin Raphaël, Von Flüe Oriane, 28/10/19

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Tip of the iceberg

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/06/healthy-soil-microbes-healthy-people/276710/


D'un amas de pierres peuvent surgir soit des fondations, soit des ruines.” (Valeriu Butulescu, Aphorismes)


MEASURES, Evian, October 2019

Following the track of our colleagues who accomplished the 2018/2019 Becoming Leman project, our task was to work on the project foundations, at the same time the most prominent element of any structure but also the one we tend to forget about. Considering our case for instance, the foundations were indeed the unique part not referenced beforehand. The first stage was thus to dig up one foundation per pair in order to study it. The obviousness emerging after a few instants of digging with a shovel was that, the base being suddenly overdrawn, the structure was moving, losing its initial stability. 


Instability of the structure once the foundation dug up, Evian



MEASURES, process on site (Evian)


"My feet are spreading the topsoil around and my hands are gathering leaves until the intensity of the rain decreases."

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ubiquity of humidity, runoff of rain, course of the water, measuring meticulously every single curvature, mixing of water, soil & plaster, watching ones-selves backs by shielding the moulding, discovering the final result in the sunlight 



MEASURES, process in studio

"S’emparer de la «donnée complexe, confuse, parfois même insaisissable» pour la «projeter» (un terme qui appartient au vocabulaire architectural) dans la sphère de la réalité abstraite qui n’est plus, certes, le monde des idées platoniciennes, mais celui, «grapho-numérique» de la grille. Une telle opération ne se contente pas de déplacer l’objet concret, elle le transfigure : Au terme de l’opération, nous obtenons plus que l’équivalent de la chose : son image allégée, débarrassée des accidents et susceptible d’une évaluation.

ALICE Codex Measures, p.10


Image Fri Nov 08 2019 18:52:39 GMT+0100 (CET)Technical drawing, Monge and a serie of coupes of the plaster model brought back from Evian, Orianne von Flüe


Image Fri Nov 08 2019 18:52:39 GMT+0100 (CET)Technical drawing, axonometry of the first plaster, Raphaël Perrin


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Technical drawing, Monge and cut perspective of the entire void & axonometry of the void within the initial structure, Orianne von Flüe


Image Tue Oct 29 2019 19:38:20 GMT+0100 (CET)Fusion of architecture & nature
Plaster model moulded on site (L)
Fusion vase, Ferréol Babin, stone & aluminium, http://leibal.com/products/fusion-vase-3/?utm_medium=Social&utm (R)


Image Sat Nov 02 2019 21:16:20 GMT+0100 (CET) Mould of the entire interstice, Raphaël Perrin & Orianne von Flüe


Image Sat Nov 02 2019 21:16:20 GMT+0100 (CET)Moulding of that same interstice, Raphaël Perrin & Orianne von Flüe


Time lapse of the hybrid mould construction, material : clay, Raphaël Perrin & Orianne von Flüe


Image Sat Nov 02 2019 20:05:08 GMT+0100 (CET)Hybrid mould, in motion, cracking, material : clay, Raphaël Perrin & Orianne von Flüe
Rift
Michael Heizer, 1968, Land art, https://nfafcblog.tumblr.com/post/76161087069/michael-heizer-rift-the-transformative-powers-of (M)


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First plaster mould of the void, Raphaël Perrin & Orianne von Flüe


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Hybrid plaster mould of the void, Raphaël Perrin & Orianne von Flüe



MEASURES, a recycling strategy


Leftover of our pathway in Evian : a large quantity of wooden sticks and a bunch of unstructured holes, once the foundations dug up. 

Hence, a consistent scenario of destruction would be to recycle the wooden sticks as we usually use trees for : making paper or wood chips. Bearing in mind we still need to fill the holes of the digging, making wood chips out of the sticks seems to remain the best recycling option, thereby creating a clean and neat site.

Image Mon Oct 28 2019 19:39:28 GMT+0100 (CET)Metamorphosis of the wooden sticks

http://www.leboiseux.fr/2016/06/les-petits-trous-1.html?utm_source=_ob_share&utm_medium=_ob_pinterest&utm_campaign=_ob_sharebar

https://www.gettyimages.fr/photos/copeaux-de-bois?excludenudity=false&license=rf&family=creative&phrase=copeaux%20de%20bois&sort=best

http://throughthelensdarkly.com/trips/excursions/20071006/index.html


To what extend could weather conditions interfere, even obstruct measures?