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|Title:||DESA1002 'Continuous City' <Madeleine Bird>|
Architecture & Allied Arts
|Abstract:||Young Writer’s Pavilion is a self publishing house located in the Vendome Square Paris it will provide the creative minds of Paris a space of inspiration where they can share ideas and concepts with other emerging writers. Artists will be able launch and sell their works. The design will incorporate a public space at ground level that will involve the audience and encourage them to enter the pavilion below. The Young Writers Pavilion was inspired by this concept of a wave and its different stages of form. The career of a young aspiring artist can be likened to this, a writer’s thought process travels through periods of calm, periods of frustration, periods of intensity and periods of action. The roof and stair structure I have designed is intended to involve the audience in the building, it is representative of a physical wave metaphor. In this roof design the wave is active involving both the audience and the writer just as a good piece of literature should. The building consists of three sections; Two underground levels and a ground level which acts as a public space, the first underground level is a function area, which can be used for book launches. It is a particularly interesting space as it has the translucent wave roof structure dipping into it letting in light and rain water which falls through to the level below. The second underground level is a thinking/meeting space for writers where they can share their ideas. Within this space there is a cafe, which has its walls lined with books. The roof structure passes right through into this level, and there are pools located in the cafe that act as impluviums catching the rain water. It is possible that the water that enters the rain water pools could be used for service water. Another feature the the building could utilise it its roof space, maybe the wave structure could include solar panels that could power the building. A place where thoughts, concepts and ideas can be shared in an interesting environment seems to fit in with with the idea of the Paris exhibition. Writers and their audiences will be able to come to the square to meet in the public roof space and discuss what they have experienced and what they have learnt.|
|Department/Unit/Centre:||Architecture & Allied Arts|
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|Appears in Collections:||DESA1002 – 2009|
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