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SPAGHETTI JUNCTION

Raphael Staeubli

«I live in the orange house» rather than «I live in the 4th window from above, and the 8th from the right». Why do we rarely have our own façade? How important is the notion of identity in architecture? What are its limits? The SPAGHETTI JUNCTION project tries to develop this by fitting into a residual space of the city. It has a magnificent intrinsic characteristic. A forest of verticals, a mixture of horizontal surfaces, an underestimated landscape to compose with.

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Gullbersvass and the motorway interchange are huge flat surfaces, dotted with many verticals.

The elements move, free and sensitive to the passage of time.

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The vertical gives the meaining of the horizontal.

One is alive because of the other, like the accumulation of pine trees facing the flat surface of the northern lakes.

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A forest of posts and surface to travel with, this is the identity of the landscape with which the project is composed.

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The research process.

How to deal with noise, vegetation gaps in the junction, the risk of flooding, and the identity of the place?

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The actual state of the process. The play of horizontals and verticals.

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Section.

Active circulation on the ground, and passive circulation towards the light.

The play of horizontals and verticals. How is it possible to keep this human identity?

What happens if each one makes its own facade?

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Possible future development of the project.

How is it possible to keep this human identity? What happens if each one makes its own facade?