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Tree Dwelling-- Apple Lovers’ Dwelling, Apple Orchard, Mesnil-Clinchamps, France

Tree dwelling hypothesis: Can rural activities of apple growing become a romantic experience?

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Tree Dwelling-- Apple Lovers’ Dwelling, Apple Orchard, Mesnil-Clinchamps, France Apples and their colours and cycles

I throw the apple at you, and if you are willing to love me, take it and share your girlhood with me; but if your thoughts are what I pray they are not, even then take it, and consider how short-lived is beauty.--Plato

site plan showing location of trees

diagram showing amount of apples, eaten, cooking and wasted

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Tree Dwelling-- Apple Lovers’ Dwelling, Apple Orchard, Mesnil-Clinchamps, France

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Use of space

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apple orchard

01 View of house and barn owned by lovers and the gardens and farm land they own 02 View of modest house owned by lovers 03 Apple orchard 3 years after planting.

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Tree Dwelling-- Apple Lovers’ Dwelling, Apple Orchard, Mesnil-Clinchamps, France

Apple lovers ritual to the space and get an intimacy away from the house.

Edible apples stored in dark and ventilated space

Early inedible apples taken off saplings to help them grow and given to animals on the farm.

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Tree Dwelling-- Apple Lovers’ Dwelling, Apple Orchard, Mesnil-Clinchamps, France

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K-I-S-S-I-N-G room

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Viewing platform over rural countryside

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Spiral rope staircase evoking playful movement and adventure

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Apple storage

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Bird, insect and donkey feed.

Wooden-Block-House-by-Tadashi-Yoshimura-Architects Possible ways to have a woven timber facade using modular timber panels CLARISSA YEE UNIT 22 YEAR 5


Tree Dwelling-- Apple basket structure Development of structure:

weaving

storage and ventilation

storage and privacy

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INTERIOR VIEW KISSING ROOM

INTERIOR VIEW APPLE STORAGE

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Chocolate dwelling hypothesis: Can outdoor experiences for children be replicated indoors?

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Chocolate Dwelling- Community Reading Rooms for Children, Liverpool,UK

03 Swimming Baths- Closed 2011

02 Village Club- under threat

01 Library- Closure Late 2012

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Site: next to original library that will be closing its doors later on in the year

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Chocolate Dwelling- Community Reading Rooms for Children

“box” opens up on the backside to reveal view to trees

Individual reading spaces within the larger dwelling

Storage of books separate the spaces within

meeting space for story time

“box” on street side respects the form and nature of the street aesthetic, while promsing something unique on the inside.

Connect the library with the Children’s Park.

keeps passageway open and uses columns to cantilever dwelling

childrens’ park

reading rooms

passage

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Chocolate Dwelling- Community Reading Rooms for Children Original Blacksmiths at site between park and library The idea of the Park gates as an invitation to the park and welcoming childrens’ play in a fun way. It Is a dwelling that is both indoor and outdoor

ENTRANCE

Entrance to the Park- Welcoming and signifying the beginning of playtime

DECORATION

HANGING OBJECTS

Traditional ironmongery makes the most of decorative shapes for strength and interest

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Ironmongery is great for hanging baskets and the like the shapes and strength allows a variety of objects to be hung.


Chocolate Dwelling- Community Reading Rooms for Children ALLOWS FOR TRANSPARENCY

Allows for transparency from the existing library building by not blocking light and views from the building and also allows transparency from interior reading rooms and the exterior garden patio. The timber forms organic curved shapes mimicing the ironmongery style, and taking decorative approach to forming solutions so that the frills become a necessary part of the design. CLARISSA YEE UNIT 22 YEAR 5


Chocolate Dwelling- Community Reading Rooms for Children GATE TO CHILDRENS’ REALM

COLLAGE SHOWING USE OF THE BUILDING

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Chimney dwelling hypothesis: Can varying levels of comfort according to heat from the fire be made using very few materials and fixings?

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Chimney dwelling - Volcano Trekking Retreat, Saint Flour, France.

Auvergne Volanoes

Trekker in the landscape

This area gets long cold winters and short hot summers

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Chimney dwelling - Volcano Trekking Retreat, ChaĂŽne des Puys, France.

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Wood used to mimic lava colomns to echo the history of the area.

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Hand made using the skills of the local area


Chimney dwelling -layout according to fire

Secondary heat spaces

Bedrooms heated from below from the fire

WCs with fireplaces Primary heat spaces meeting gathering space for most warmth

Programs arranged by proximity to the fire- using the warmth of the fire to heat meeting area first and sleeping spaces second.

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Chimney dwelling - Structure based on simplicity of joints TOOLBOX

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WEAVING PATTERNS FOR VARYING TRANSPARENCY

PROCESSES OF BENDING WOOD WITH FRAME AND WITHOUT FRAME

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Chimney dwelling - manifestation of two materials STAIRCASE STRENGTHENED BY ARCH ELEMENTS

chimney

sleeping

staircase

communal heating

HOW METHOD COULD BE USED TO CREATE A VARIETY OF SPACES

FACADE PATTERN

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