Philip Rufus Knauf and Hugo Losman

week fifteen model photographs

week fourteen final intervention models

week thirteen final jury

guest critics
Michel da Costa Goncalvez, Daniel Zamarbide, Antonella Tufano, Natalia Sanz, Remi Hada, Lina Gotmeh, Christian Delecluze
week thirteen dessin special, isometric view

week thirteen time-axis related extension, plan view, 1:1000
week thirteen scheme of arching disposition, parallel perspective, 1:500
week twelve longitudinal section, axonometric perspective, cemetery detail

week ten intervention studies in model scale, 1:50

week nine vault definition applied on contextual alteration of initial grid


 week eight model workshop - testing methods for modeling ribbed vaults, 1:50 / 1:100

 week eight rose window geometry studies - truss model

week seven "dessin speciale"

 week six projection of mapping in potential future scenario

week six analysis of buttress voids as potential intervention space

week five invisible condition of all visitors' positions at the same elapsed time, one second intervals

week five model studies, geometrical experiments

week five spatial translation of rose window division

week four relationship lines between each observed pair, 1 second interval

week four positions of each observed visitor, 10 second interval

week four walking path of each observed visitor 

week four interpretation of all data combined

week three mapping an invisible condition - pairs of people during their visit in the cathedral

week two iterations of division proportions

week two spatial interpretation of rose window drawing

week one drawing of rose window on north and south facade

week one drawing of rose windows on north and west facade

Atelier Re-
Unfinished Europe

Cathedrale Saint-Pierre de Beauvais

Beauvais, France
constructed in 1225 - 1548

Marking the peak of gothic architecture, St. Pierre de Beauvais never reached completion. After partially collapsing several times due to its ambitious scale, its fragmented remains hold a worrysome future.
In contrast to today's primary use as a tourist-attracting monument, cathedrals in the medieval times served far beyond their religious ground as a social and cultural center of knowledge and trade. 

Through methodological mappings of the present condition we will be able to draw conclusions on the cathedral's use and perception by its visitors, and come to acknowledge existing qualities worth preserving, as well as potentials or necessities for intervention. Our intention will be to convert the cathedral's position in society further towards its initial relevance, and physically doing so in an intrusive, yet non-disruptive manner.   


Philip Rufus Knauf and Hugo Losman