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Raphael MONNIER

Raphael MONNIER

McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, CANADA

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2011 Project #2: Room within a view

"This project will explore the nature and character of a 'room' as the original architectural place. Rather than seeing a room as an empty container to be filled by activity and objects, we will discover the ways in which a 'room' can arise out of our actions and interactions within the rich complexity of a site. The manner in which we act will be seen to shape and qualify the contours and boundaries of a room, and give it a distinct form and atmosphere. In turn, the room provides the setting in which these actions come to have meaning and significance in 'taking place'.

Our point of departure will be that of a 'room' in relation to a 'view' of your site on the Lachine Canal. Your room will explore a simple narrative inhabitation of that 'view', in terms of qualities of touch and sight, conditions of boundary and enclosure, depth and proportionality.

You will work between drawing and modeling in bas-relief to develop and represent your room."

 

This project’s ambition was to make us understand not only how do we explore the function and character of a room, but also, how does a room respond to the exterior. How does it vehicle light inside, and allows sight access to the landscape. The intention of this project is to make us understand how does a room arise out of the way we deal with the exterior.
I have emphasized a lot on the changes that occur when the intensity of the natural light. The window has a modern look and is located on three different walls of the room; this arrangement cantilevers the roof and allows the resistant to have a complete panorama on the landscape.

 
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Status: School Project
Location: Montreal, QC, CA

 
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