Brunet Saunier Architecture: Monospace and Simplexity by Pascale Blin

By Pascale Blin

Based in 1981 in Paris, Brunet Saunier structure is a French chief within the layout of hospitals and large-scale public structures. This ebook is way greater than a monograph. it's also a qualified reference paintings, as medical institution structures make up a wide component to the showcased tasks. over the past ten years the architectural workplace has been constructing a profitable thought referred to as “Monospace”. The booklet discusses and analyzes this idea intimately, offering trueto- scale ground plans, cross-sections, architectural perspectives, and different info. The Monospace suggestion – that is in accordance with a technique of artistic aid right down to necessities, i.e. “simplexity” – is adaptive instead of normative or prescriptive, and in line with possibilities instead of determinism. It respects power, even if it occasionally makes use of it. It takes the individual’s adventure into consideration, and begins from the location of the topic. It additionally allows altering views. This layout idea should still allure awareness some distance past the borders of France.

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If this is not an out-and-out contradiction, it is at the very least a conflict between opposites. Between certainty and uncertainty, between the left brain – the seat of language, sequence and order – and the right brain – the seat of global, free associations and magical thinking. BSA Architecture faces this duality and we develop our own paradigms. The flexibility of spaces that we advocate sometimes contradicts conflicts of use. We organise – with certainty (for a given moment) – functionalities that do not necessary lay down the law as far as users are concerned.

Une démarche qui consiste à révéler une logique préexistante, une « harmonique » dans la complexité sans pour autant imposer un quelconque ordre simplificateur. Imposer cet ordre (ou ce désordre) serait simpliste ou formaliste : nous le réfutons avec force. La simplexité est une démarche, la simplicité un résultat formel. B. Vous pourriez aussi, dans ce plaidoyer pour l’espace orthonormé, me citer le fait que les peintres ont toujours inscrit leurs tableaux dans des rectangles. Vous pourriez aussi me dire que, dans notre oreille interne, nous avons un système de référence de nos mouvements, le système vestibulaire, organisé suivant trois plans orthogonaux et que cette organisation fondamentale existe aussi dans le système visuel.

Le prix de l’enfermement, de l’inaccessibilité à certains périphériques. Les voies de la simplexité sont pavées d’obstacles. propre auquel elle donne sens, et qui lui impose ses déterminations. Voir le livre Berthoz, A. (2009) : Neurobiology of «Umwelt». How Living Beings Perceive the World, Series: Research and Perspectives in Neurosciences. , Christen, Y. , 158 p. BSA Cet enfermement serait-il une « erreur » ? Une erreur résultant de la recherche de simplicité ? Une erreur de celles que vous évoquez dans votre ouvrage4 ?

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