• ROOMS - Final drawings

    Par Melgar Luis, 31/03/20

    (I lowered the quality of my drawings in order to post them on the blog. If you want to see them at a better quality, you can see them in the google drive : Y1_2019:20_CABOTAGE PAR RHINO > CR_STUDIO_WEGMAN > UW_ROOMS > UW_R_week21 > Luis Melgar)


    Here are the final drawings I used for my review



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    1:20 Axon 




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    1:20 Monges



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    1:20 horizontal and vertical sections




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    Interior space perspective views




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    Whole studio's protostructure plan and elevation




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    Interior space perspective views




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    1:20 Structural exploded axon & 1:5 mock-ups




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    1:20 Materiality exploded axon























  • ROOMS - Week 3 & 4

    Par Melgar Luis, 16/03/20

    Throughout the 2 last weeks, I thought a lot about the concept and the purpose my room would serve. I wasn't convinced by the last one I made during week 2, so I came back to something similar to the first week.

    As I still wanted my project to explore the notion of movement, I decided to separate it into two spaces, each of them with their own purpose.

    The first one would be a long and busy space, connecting other surrounding projects.

    The second one, halfway through the first, is different : it's (physically) connected to the other, but with the opposite intention.

    It's a larger and quieter space for people who want to meet, discuss, eat, or even be there alone.


    The room I conceived offers rest, quietness and protection for those who seek it while passing by.  


    Here's a sketch to clarify :


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    To accentuate the two major themes which are threshold and movement, I made small changes to the ground plane :

    - Threshold : I added a step between the two spaces, so the transition is better marked ;

    - Movement : I created a ramp on the east side, so the slope of the ground incites to move


    Here's an axonometric-like sketch :


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    Concerning the materiality of the different planes, I made two decisions.

    First, the planes directly related to the interior space (the room) would be in wood : wooden planks for the ground and the walls. This involves the oblique plan, the interior part of the ground plan and the eastern vertical plan I made this choice because the wood is warmer and has a better acoustic, so it matches better with an interior, comfortable and quiet space. 

    Second, the plans related to the busy space had to be in plaster. This concerns the northern wall and the exterior part of the ground plan. I chose this material to differ from the wood and because it permitted me to have longer flat surfaces, accentuating the feeling of movement of the space because of its length and its narrowness.



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    sketch about the materiality researches


    Concerning the positioning of my project, I decided to put it in the middle (literally) of the whole protostructure, because it was in the essence of it : being a transit space, between other projects.


    Here are some pictures I could take from my model (who was obviously incomplete) :


    (The yellow and blue plans are in wood, and the red one in plaster panels)


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    View from south, with missing planes 



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    View from above with missing plans



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    View from north, focusing on the northern wall



    I'm sorry for the bad quality of the pictures and the unfinished model. I hope the main idea of my project is understandable though.

















  • ROOMS - Week 2

    Par Melgar Luis, 15/03/20


    (Due to the sanitary quarantine, the scanning equipment is no longer available. That's why the quality of the images and sketches is going to be poorer from now and for the upcoming posts. I'm sorry for the inconvenience caused by this and I hope you'll enjoy the posts anyway)


    During the second week, I continued to develop the concept of my project. Three major ideas had to be kept in mind : 

    - A path : a visitor guided by his close environment ;

    - The protostructure helping to mark the spaces ;

    - The ambivalence of the interior space, depending on the direction we're looking at.

    However, the project had a major flaw : the space on the left hadn't any purpose and therefore I had to "play" with the 4 plans to find the best position for each of them, in order to use better the space I had.

    Here's the new plan I came up with, and a vertical section :


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    1:10 plan



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    1:10 vertical section


    I decided to move the oblique plan to the wall so the path was clearer for the visitor. I also rotated it by 45° to create a little gap at eye-level so the visitor could see beyond the oblique wall. I also moved the northern wall to the right so it would stop at the intersection with the oblique plan. Here's a sketch I made during the conception of this new arrangement :


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    I also made a study model with cardboard to help me to understand the scale of my project regarding the human scale :


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  • ROOMS - Week 1

    Par Melgar Luis, 01/03/20

    The challenge was to create an interior space - or a feeling of interiority - with four square planes, each of them measuring 3m by 3m in 1:1. The project also had not only to fit within the protostructure, but also to use it as a whole part to help creating the space.

    Here's my initial idea :



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    1:10 axonometric projection


    Through my project, I study the idea of a guided path for an active observer. The "visitor" would start his path bottom right and experiment different types of space throughout his path until he reaches the final place, here in the middle of the plan.


    Here's two sections of my project : the first is vertical and the second horizontal.



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    1:10 sections


    When we're in this "room", the place is felt differently depending on the direction we're looking at. If we look south, the space widens and create a feeling of "openness". But if we turn around, the space is more compressive and tightened.


    Here's a perspective view, looking north :



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    1:10 perspective view

    The wooden beam from the protostructure we see at the top left also helps creating this interior space by setting a threshold between our "room" and the rest of the path.










  • planes drawings

    Par Cruchaud Nina, Melgar Luis, Pasche Nathan, Richter Jean, 27/02/20


    evolving axonometry


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    elevations


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    plans


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