The facade and the contextual expression of dynamic use : a culinary arts school and restaurant in Paris
Author(s)Luthringshauser, Heidi E. (Heidi Elizabeth)
Culinary arts school and restaurant in Paris
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Architecture.
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This thesis explores the possibility of independent, expressive, and contemporary design resulting from an initial contextual investigation. The site is located in Paris, on Avenue Montaigne, adjacent to the mid-point of the Champs-Eiysees. The project is a culinary arts school with student housing and a restaurant. The first part of the thesis describes the historical, political, and social factors that bear on the context. The second part extracts some important characteristics of the context . These characteristics will be the basis of the design. The project will show how each issue becomes transformed during the design process. For such a design in a city, and especially Paris, the exploration culminates in the conception of the facade. The elevation makes obvious the intention of stressing the skin-like quality of the Parisian facade while breaking through it to reveal the inside life of the restaurant. The result of this investigation is a design which is self- referential but is an integral part of the context it emanates from.
Thesis (M. Arch.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 1988.Supervised by Fernando Domeyko.Includes bibliographical references (p. 103-104).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Architecture.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology