• Planes

    Par Deshayes Charlotte, Dürig Alexander, Hausel Anna, Sills Sophie, 19/11/19

    The meeting of a horizontal and a vertical plane. The Rolex Learning Center. A reference to Measures.

    A common denominator: Levitation.


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    Taken by the way the Rolex Center seemed to rise up and separate from the ground, we began to study the initial curve.


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    After a week of brainstorming and modelling potentials, we found a few integral elements to the project, as well as a coherent form for our project to take. 


    The "integral elements":

    • A curved plane that follows the rising of the Rolex above head height.
    • This plane is suspended from the vertical plane.
    • The vertical plane is formed by columns of the same, or similar, composition to those of last year's Houses project.
    • A structural horizontal plane that supports the vertical and hold the cables.
    • When someone of average height stands in the middle of the path in front of the project, the curved plane aligns with the building behind it.


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    The "coherent form":


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    The model on site:


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    The project overall reminds us of the for of Le Corbusier's Weissenhof building in Stuttgart, Germany:


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    https://www.dezeen.com [2016/07/30]


    The sentence that was most often spoken:

    "But, how will that hold?"