Going back to the LIT concept, each typology has specific architurale details related to the corner wall (L), the straight wall (I) or the junction wall (T). It is sometimes difficult to explain construction details by drawing for individual who are not used to the practice of architectural conception. The typology pattern is to be used as a way to understand the different relation between the construction elements. All faces are printed with 1:20 scale details. This tool is the 3D representation of one typology, for the L, I and the T. It come as a 2D patern. L, I and T’s are available for each different typology. The legend indicates the main dimensions.
This tool is made for representing facades of buildings. Each facade is customizable with different typologies of openings (door, window, showcase, etc.). The tool can be used in 2D or 3D. The grid squared every meter and marked on each floor is to be cut according to the volumetry of the buildings. The user then place the openings on the grid.
A tool that allows the users to indicate the typologies that make up an environment, that they deem useful to highlight, whatever their nature or function. Each typology is assigned to a thumbnail, composed of a title, a logo and a color. The color refers to a category and helps to visualize the diversity of typologies. These thumbnails are to be placed on an urban plan, whether handmade or printed (1: 500 recommended). A printable rule helps to measure distances and walking time between two points.
“Street Section” is a tool to work in section on the conception and the definition of uses of collective spaces in urban and rural environment. It consists of a set of thumbnails that correspond to space functions. Each is dimensioned according to local regulations or normative use. The width of the thumbnail correspond to the dimension for an optimal comfort of use while the gray part represents the minimum dimensions allowed to ensure the proper function associated to the space.
This tool helps to work on space organization on the scale of 1:25. Four bands fit at the level of notches made at each measurement unit. It gives the possibility to represent variable sizes of spaces. The user can check or experiment areas and use this tool to determine the space dimensions, without out necessarily mastering units of measurements.
The 3D representation of a stone masonry house and a wooden structure makes it possible to explain quickly and simply the construction principles of this typology. The models indicates the main construction elements required for an anti-seismic construction: through stones, horizontal bands, diaphragm floor structure, bracing, etc. The tool is to be printed as a pattern with different parts to assemble: walls, floor, frame and cover. It supports the explanation of a construction technique and brings together a set of 2D documents (facades, plans, sections) on a single object.
The « combination cards » helps the user to make a choice among several construction ypologies. This choice is based on the combination of parameters stemmed from structural, normative constraints, or any other data relevant to the context in which it applies. The tool takes the form of a card game, where each card represents a unique combination of parameters.
This tool is a set of volumetric models which supports a work on relations between space, dimensions, functions and the surrounding environment. Each volume represents a room with a function to be defined. In this example, models cover areas between 4m² and 36m². The minimal dimension is 2×2m. One meter is added from one site or another until obtaining a square of 6×6m (to be adapted depending on the needs). A program can be established by linking spaces.
This tool is an alternative to the usual architectural plan which requires good drawing skills or mastering a CAD Software. It is rather similar to a puzzle and does not require any special skills. The plan is decomposed into its three main elements which are: the corner, the straight wall, and the T-junction wall. Dimension of elements is determined following the local measurement unit (in this case the meter), the local building code and then scaled to 1:50.