Sophie Corty : Residence project around ageing well
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Project implantation
The selected plot in a dense and lively urban structure in Kallithéa
A geometric constraint complex to handle
Mental image : the logo of the architectural figure of the city, the type of Polykatoikia
Extend the park at the heart of the project: cross this land through a green space
Site Axonometry
A tripartite scheme based on the richness and complexity of all the constraints of the site
Residential complex : a collective accommodation intended for the elderly
A microcosm made of relations between the city and the world of seniors
Composition between architecture and landscape fragment
The garden : a significant visual and climatic amenity
A new landscape : creation of an architectural topography
Ground floor : linear principle made up of three parallel sequences
First floor : housing offer, various types coexist
Second floor : offering different accomodation experiences according to the residents autonomy
Third floor
Fourth floor
Fifth floor
Sixth floor
Last terraces
Roof plan : cascades of outdoor rooms
Atlas of plans
Atlas of plans
Independent accommodation : sequences of threshold to be lived in
Atlas of plans
Therapeutic bedrooms with medical assistance
Atlas of plans
Independent accommodation
The intermediate sequence of the garden
Ground floor
First floor
Second floor
Third floor
Fourth floor
Fifth floor
Sixth floor
"The terraces of Kallithéa"
Sectioned axonometry
Perspective section : a project with a multiple face
East elevation : relation to the existing
North and South elevations : relation to the existing
Detail 1 : corbelled facade
Detail 2 : stepped facade
Detail 3 : street corner building facade
Chromatic palette made from archaeological records of the Athenian temples of J.I.Hittorff
Chromatic palette made from archaeological records of the Athenian temples of J.I.Hittorff
Chromatic palette made from archaeological records of the Athenian temples of J.I.Hittorff
Chromatic palette made from archaeological records of the Athenian temples of J.I.Hittorff
Chromatic palette made from archaeological records of the Athenian temples of J.I.Hittorff
Detail of the sun protection patterns
Le Corbusier's colour keyboards
Le Corbusier's colour keyboards
From the street ...
... to the interior of a room ...
... with a view towards the Saronic Gulf
Main entrance to the garden
The stage of the unkown play of daily lifes
The stage of the unkown play of daily lifes
Scene of life around the fountain
The "secret garden"
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According to John Cage, “an experimental action” is one “the outcome of which is not foreseen.” Titling this course Architecture & Experience celebrates on the one hand its attachment to the question of high architecture as a discipline forged in historical and theoretical projects and, on the other, the experimental nature of an explorative approach that has been an operative concept of said discipline ever since the Renaissance – explorative, but still grounded in concrete reality.

Theory, by identifying the working principles defining architectonic forms along time, makes possible every kind of parallel while transforming every sort of question into potential architectural problematics. This is our main field of exploration.

Theory allows us to write the narrative that defines the rules of the project on the one hand and give it a mean on the other hand. Reason helps us to imagine narratives that, considering the rules of nature and reality, allow us to justify from a rational point of view disposals that would be irrational in a different conceptual context. Thus we can succeed in building dreams from the ordinary condition.

Athens is a condensator of the most glorious Antique European architecture and of the almost non planned urban forms of today that makes of it a laboratory for exploring the contemporary status of architecture and city. As usual, students have not traveled to Athens, to work more from the imaginary of the city than from its reality.