Soline Lengaigne : Women's transitional housing
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Implantation
Implantation plan
Mass plan
Site axonometry - 1
Site axonometry - 2
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Site axonometry - 3
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Site axonometry - 4
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Territorial section
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Ground floor plan
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1st floor plan
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2nd floor plan
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3rd floor plan
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4th floor plan
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5th floor plan
Roof plan
Atlas of plans
Existing site
Define the void
Ground floor
1st floor
2nd floor
3rd floor
4th floor
5th floor
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Perspective section
Reappropriation of the space by the furniture
South East elevation : Main street
South East elevation : Main street
North West elevation : Inside the plot, a pedestrian street
North West elevation : Inside the plot, a pedestrian street
Materiality
Inside the plot : the square
Art workshop
From the shared terrace to the private desk
The circulation as a buffer zone between the individual and the community
From the main street
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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.