What if the houses made by some of the most famous architects would have been projected inside of a cube?
The idea here was to deform and stretch houses projected by some of the most well-known architects, to put them inside a cube and with that to reveal what makes them so singular starting by the choice these architects made concerning the proportion of their houses, but also all the decisions they took to make these houses so unique and famous.
What are the possibilities to draw a 2 dimensional cube using each of its edges?
511 is this number. But the number of solutions matters little.
This study aims to question and illustrate the spaces that could be produced by a cube in all its forms. Studying the cube in 2 dimensions is a way to explore the infinite possibilities that this volume can offer, and then to perceive the infinity of 3 dimensional combinations that could appear when finally utilizing the volume in architectural applications. This experience is also deeply based on an exploration of language using symbols, signs, lines and marks…
in a time where words and communications are questioned. The final illustration invites the viewers to explore their understanding of a simple form by looking into the logic of its composition and expression. This work aims to invite people to question again things they believe they already know or understand.
What are the possibilities to draw a 3 dimensional cube composed of 8 cubes?
255 is this number. But the number of solutions matters little. This work is based on the desire to discover the cube with a spatial point of view. As the previous project N°01, this study aim to question language through signs, forms, lines, cubes… In fact, it asks the question of what is hidden behind everything we take for granted. This simple cube composed of 8 cubes might have a secret. We can take as it appears to our eyes, or try to dig into it to find something. Which leads us to the question – is the process more important or the outcome?
The famous house made of an uninterrupted line.
Why not interrupt it, for instance. This work continues to explore language. The research starts with a simple form. It tries to decompose & simplify, inviting people to discover and understand it too. These studies are an allegory, a way to understand this complicated world where everything adds up to create complexities. It attempts to find an escape through the exploration of new languages that could be simpler, easier, helping us to communicate better. When trying to understand one simple element like this 8 line house, we are invited to learn how difficult it is to see something clearly through this mass of information we call our world. Maybe it’s time for us to start creating and learning a new language to understand each others again somehow.
The cube is declined in order to continue exploring the question of the language. We are looking for the possible and various configurations hidden in this form. This research invites the spectator to question the cube itself. But the cube is a starting point, a pretext to ask the question of what could be discovered when we look beyond the obvious. As Louis Kahn used the square as a starting point to think and make architecture projects, I use the cube as a basis of my research on language. The understandings of the problems present in communications are the main questions asked in my work. These communication problems are inevitable considering the diversity of languages, we then have the responsibility to be very careful, curious, and open to the potentialities, always in a state of questioning and exploration. Looking for possibilities is the responsibility we have, for better communication and understanding of the world surrounding us.
The exploration of the cube was once a pretext to use a wonderful and mysterious form. Because I liked it but more than all because I knew that there was a secret hidden into it, a way to maybe speak the same language. It then became the context for this language exploration.
All the languages in the world are different. Nobody understands each other really and fully, because we are different, because our culture is different, our life, experiences and because we speak different languages. The letter ‘A’ for example doesn’t exist in some countries, but forms like cube, circle, triangle are known by everybody. I am convince that these forms could be a starting point to create a new language even more easy to learn and understand than the one we already know. I believe that a day everybody could speak to each other without barrier and misunderstanding. More I use this volume and spatiality, more I feel that there is a simple complexity that could be understood by everybody somehow and that could create an international way of communicating and understanding each other.
The cube was once a pretext. It now became a context.
Every time I start a new language exploration based on this 3 dimensional cube, I am not sure where it will bring me, if it’s worse it, how difficult it will be. I always try to challenge and push further these experimentations. I don’t know how fare I can go and how much my little brain can handle. I guess it’s like learning a new language. At the beginning it’s really hard, with many unknown. Afterward, I find new cues helping me to progress and understanding what is hidden and implied in these complex structures and vocabulary. It’s fascinating how a simple form can become so complex, revealing news boundaries and potentialities. More I dig into forms and more I feel there is something bigger than what I could have expected at first. A real language is here hidden deep inside cubes, and there are so many forms with so many potentialities to discover in order to free their captivating power.
The buildings we live in are all the same and yet details, lines, decorations – all of these differentiate them. These elements aside, our constructions are pretty much all the same, chiseled out of a volume similar to a cube. The question is, how do we know what to do within this volume if we want to make a unique structure? It’s a play of construction, deconstruction, assembly and deformation, to mold the volume given to us. The result is an architectural language of form, void and combination related to buildings, places to live.
I am fascinated by architecture, and I always wanted architecture to be more understood or create curiosity. For me, making things simpler, in term of form, space, volume, geometry is a way to create a window to invite people to understand more about architecture. A point, a line, a corner, a curve… little moves bring big differences. I believe that we all can build these spatial differences. We can modulate the spaces we evolve in and with almost nothing we can change a spatiality. I am declining little volumes in order to invite people to do it as well.
The places we live in are configurations of the void. It’s a game between the full and the empty and an attempt to celebrate gravity. The results are forms being all very similar. Our cities are pretty much all the same. We all end up in boxes with windows and if we are lucky with a view. All these forms create a language made of lines, angles and holes. In a way, we can say that whatever the place we live in the world, we all speak the same language.