plastic art

Selection of plastic art works since 2000: non-orthogonal models inspired by the expressionist architecture. Once produced, the plastiline models are reproduced as digital parametric mockups.

The interest of the digital version is that it allows an exploration of interior space and thus develop this space in correlation with the exterior volume. 

Unlike previous digital mockups reproduced from manual measurements, thanks to the democratisation of three-dimensional scanning tools, the latest mockup could be reproduced from point clouds.

The last two models were used for architectural projects. 

 

An irregular octadecaedron was produced to explore the interior – if possible in immersion (see prototype). Academic exercise, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, 2001

 

An irregular polyhedron is used to connect two non-orthogonal circulation spaces superimposed crosswise. Plastic produced for a feasibility study, 2004

 

Two distinct volumes fit together. One high –of irregular pentagonal plan– defines the main space of the building. The other low –of irregular polygonal plan– defines the spaces that serve the previous one, including the building’s entrance. Plastic used for a competition, 2021

 

 

[EXCURSUS] Assistance to the artist Rebecca Horn within the transformation of a historical monument into the Bundesministerium für Verkehr. Berlin, 1999.

digital architecture

 

 

2016-18, Bergières school complex, Lausanne
openBIM academic projects: reverse architecture & simulations

List of digital mockups made by the author

–all mockups and point clouds by the author–

2001, Berlin-Schöneweide, project of micro-space for start-ups in a historic industrial building
–academic project, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology–

2001, Berlin-Schöneweide: penthouse project on disused industrial complex

2002, Nova-Huta (PL), urban planning project, site LOD 1 [GIS]
– contribution to the Krakow architecture biennial –

2002, Berlin-Humboldthain historic railway station: PRM access project

2003, Berlin-Pankow, project for a flat under the roof of a Gründerzeit housing building

2004, Berlin-Friedrichshain (around the former Neues Deutschland complex), site LOD 1 [SIG]

2007, Berlin-Friedrichshain, execution mockup for the pilot plant Spree2011 –for Couling-Schnorbusch architects–

2008, Klockow bei Müritz, historical railway house. Point cloud of the staircase

2015, Lausanne, Tour Bel-Air, execution mockup of the transformation –for CCHE architecture–

2012, Lausanne, avenue du Grey, utopian project, situation LOD 1 (SIG)

2018, Lausanne, Bergières school complex, existing state –EPFL academic exercise–

2016, Vallorbe Gare, simulations of fictitious transformations 2030, 2070 –demonstrations for the Swiss Federal Railways SBB–

2017, Lausanne, swisscom digital lab, existing state –EPFL research mandate–

2017, Renens, Ateliers de Renens, existing state –EPFL academic exercise–

2020, Tour-de-Peilz, la Doges, existing state

2020, Algiers, two houses with workshops in the Casbah –academic project, AGYA, Berlin–

2021, Lausanne, swisstopo models of the Vallon (swissBUILDINGS3D 2.0, swissALTI)

2021, Lausanne, pavilion for the archives of the International Centre for Research on Anarchism CIRA –competition–

2021, Lausanne. Une entrée pour Platteforme 10 (Cultural complex). Competition

2021, Grande Salle from a village of the canton of Vaud (Switzerland), transformation –feasibility study mandate–

2021, Residential building in Abidjan. Urban study for a densification: testing the « block model » including preliminary design

2022, Geneva, «  Espace Familles » in the Avanchets neighbourhood, Competition