Machines of living on the water - association with the Unité d' Habitation de Marseille
Academic project, 2007

Study of the constructional and spatial form of 4 kinds of ship (fishing boat, sailing vessel, passenger ship, bulk carrier) and their association with the edifice forms of Le Corbusier and
particularly with the Unité d' Habitation de Marseille.

Le Corbusier supported that 'A house is a machine for living in'(1). The ship is a machine for living in and transport on water that obeys to the principles of modernity: clearness, denudation, stylization, zonation of the plan, its expression in section and elevation, anthropometric notion of space, plastic manipulation of the mass. A place that conforms to a dialectic play of opposing situations: dark - light, empty - full, heavy - light, open -closed. Its construction is based to precise calculations that are necessary for the just distribution of forces, for the stability and functionality of the work.

Each element that comprises this work has a defined function and purpose. The relationships that develop between the individual components include the notion of 'number', thus order. The resulting construction is based upon geometrical analogies that lead to a clear, plastic form. It is characterized by "Wild variety in layout, uniformity in detail"(2).

(1),(2) Le Corbusier, Toward an Architecture, Getty Research Institute, 1927

Individual project

Supervisors:
Zisis Kotionis (Architect, Professor at the University of Thessaly)
Phivi Giannisi (Architect, Professor at the University of Thessaly)

 

 

 

Machines for Living_1 from Ifigeneia Dilaveraki on Vimeo.

Machines for Living_2 from Ifigeneia Dilaveraki on Vimeo.

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