“LIFE IS THE ART OF DRAWING WITHOUT AN ERASER.” JOHN WILLIAM GARDNER
M arion L eN ormand
â€œLife is a palette of people and things that each of us interprets differently. There are no rules when it comes to the way we see, hear, taste, smell and feel the things around us. The various meanings of individual objects, thoughts, and ideas are what make our world more surprising everyday. My work focuses on how we absorb, decode, and restore the fragments of information that define our system. Existence is an infinite cycle; in the middle of it is imagination, the creative power.â€?
Architectural study Academy of Science, San Francisco, CA
In Africa, the Pirogue is an ultimate link between Earth, People and Ocean. Its slender structure allows it to smoothly travel across the unpredictable water surface while embracing the wind. Like a sylph, it carries the spirit of the air.
Public areas allow fluid circulation Pool links tecture and
Main suites 45* shift for view & less sun exposure
The resort layout will be in harmony with the environment by following the curves of the beach and the flow of the wind. It will express the contrast between the structure and symmetry of the boat opposed to the inconsistency of nature.
DELIVERY ACCESS PRIVATE BEACH MASSAGE + SPA PUBLIC ACCESS RESTAURANT MAIN ENTRANCE POOL + TERRASSE LOCAL FUNDRAISER STORE NATURAL THERAPY MARKET INSPIRED SOUTH GARDEN
FILTERING GARDEN A natural garden will filter the black water arriving from the entire resort into pure clean reusable water.
SUITES OLD SHIP VIEW EXOTIC FRUIT&VEGETABLE GARDEN
PHOTODEGRADATION (breakdown of contaminants taken up by plants through metabolic processes within the plant)
PHYTOACCUMULATION (uptake and translocation of contaminants in soil by plant roots into the other parts of the plant)
BLACK WATER FITLERING GARDEN
The roof shape of
mimics the the native
acts as a protective shell for
the waved pattern of the fisherman
spaces of the weaving are filled
sheets roof to of
that The meet
A bamboo roof shields from heat & UV light
F rainwater harvesting
B underground cistern with patio access
G day passive cooling
C gap allows wind flow and roof cooling
H insulated windows
D hydronic panel for water heating
E bamboo blinds allow privacy
J insulated roof
layered heat loss
The layout of the suite imitates the proportions of the fish skeleton: the curved entrance leads to the head where the living area is located; the bedroom is at the heart of the boat and opens up into the bedroom at the tail. natural light & ventilation provide the guest with optimal comfort.
This three-story villa was remodeled into two separate condominiums and a private studio in order to accomodate the Mariotto family. The objective was to link the independant floors by using complementary materials and color schemes, while giving each space its individual strength. Just like their inhabitant, each apartment tells its own story while focusing on the importance of family and link.
The Container House was designed as a vacation home for a couple and their child on the sand dunes of Ocean beach in San Francisco. The containers layout is inspired by the uninterrupted fluidity of the ocean. Purity and simplicity were the keys conceptsc for this project as the focus was to emphasize the beauty of bare nature and the use of natural light and elements.
This Mexican restaurant was inspired by the slender shape or the chili pepper and its repetitive pattern of three, with the head, body and tail, versus the skin, membrane and seeds, which inspired the layout of the space for different experiences.
The Fuji apartment was remodeled following the concept of nature and growth. The objective was to create a space that would be more open and allow light to fully flow throughout. By using natural elements and colors in the living areas, the space is intended to breathe better. The palette was inspired from the ancient Fuji paintings.
A mes parents, qui m’ont insufflé la passion pour la vie, le pouvoir de créer, et la soif du rêve.
M arionL eN ormand