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alice studio: evolver
feb 09, 2011
alice studio: evolver


‘evolver’ alice studio in zermatt, switzerland
all images courtesy alice studio

 


 

alice studio, a group of students from the ecole polytechnique fédérale de lausanne has built
a spiraling viewing platform in zermatt, switzerland. located on the edge of lake stelli,
the ‘evolver’ enables visitors to engage with and observe the panoramic landscape in
a new and responsive manner.

 

 


by  lake stelli

 

 

composed of 24 wooden frames that serve as the structural spine of the project,
the design encases a continuous 720 degree route. an uninterrupted slit travels along
the tubular path, providing a framed view of the site which changes according to
the visitor’s vantage point. open wooden slats render the structure completely exposed to
the elements, resulting in a viewing station that is holistically experiential and
well-connected to its landscape.

 

 


interior view

 



framed view

 



structural detail

 






approach

 



walk through

 

 


construction stage


physical model

 



details

 



schematic diagram – 360 degree panoramic path, 720 degree path with elevation


shaping concept


axonometric model

 



front elevation

 



section

 



section

 



plan

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