Thursday, May 5, 2011
MODEL 1. Infinite Structure
Regarded as a symbol of "freedom", Villa Savoye liberates itself from the limitations of floor areas, openings on facade, etc. This freedom is actually attributed to the structure system it adopted: column grid system. With this structure, free plan and free facade are enabled. Theoretically, if the column grid extends infinitely, the plan can also extend with it, which is the "infinite structure" means. This inference is tenable in the vertical direction as well, including the floor amount and related circulation system.
MODEL 2. Spatial Volume
Even though the structure allows infinite extending plan, Villa Savoye was enclosed in a rectangular space, limited by its floor area. In this bound "box", the volumes of enclosed spaces are an interesting aspect to be noticed. This set of model consists with a volume model (in two tones as public and private) and a linear model, presented in section order. With the observation and comparison between the two models, it's easy to recognise the diagonal arrangement of public and private spaces and the density of enclosed spaces.
MODEL 3. Light, Shadow and Landscape
This model mainly studies the negative spaces inside the building and between the building and surroundings. According to the Model 2, the building spaces are limited, while the view from the inside is boundless for its strip window design. And the light is unstopped in most parts of the building with the movement of sunshine as well.
MODEL 4. Architectural Proposition: Deconstruction, Recombination and Transformation
Le Corbusier said, "Building is a machine for living in". Machine is consists with different components, and with the same component, this machine can function the same but in different appearances. For my proposition, I regard the interior spaces as the basic components in the Villa Savoye "machine". Rather than setting structure first, I want to create a room-based building which functions the same as Villa Savoye, but in absolute distinct form. By twisting or even breaking the column grid, the single room elements would be recombined to enrich the spatial changes for a different experience, which could also create the courtyards and roof gardens.