Dimitar Dobrev
Inter 4
The project examines the domestic, public and private spaces that we inhabit and our perception of the boundaries, these spaces represent and impose.
Life in a city and life in a building are experienced through urban/interior corridor paths from one scene to the next. The focus is placed on constructing a sequence of spatial experiences. The modern perception is a montage of rapidly evolving experiences which blur the distinction between the urban and the interior. A space is not only defined by its enclosures, but also implied by a second layer of a more ephemeral 'texture'. The experience oscillates between the urban and interior to support a fusion of realities and perceptions. This creates an inseparable ambiguity between the house and the city - the domestic and the urban. • Determines moments of connections and separations
• Catalogue of Border Conditions: Private/Attached - Public/Detached - Lost Implied Boundaries
• Dissolves the Physicality of the Border Wall – Allows Vistas and Light - Controlled Permeability
• Creates a new link between the domestic buildings on the Vatican and the intersection of the wall
• Urban/Interior Transmition through manipulated views and reflections
• Glazing Structure - Redirects views - Filters sunlight
• Crossover Passageways - Urban/Interior Labyrinths - Link Spatial ExperiencesThe response to the site conditions is mainly focused on scale scales that adresses urban/interior reciprocity: far, middle, close and nearby. How do we percieve the reflection from those four points of view? What is the role for each one? Those questions need to be clarified and developed taking in consideration the context, the views, the virtual spaces and the sun for glaring.By segmenting the appearance of the wall, a new reading of space is introduced, allowing urban interior perceptions and glimpses to otherwise hided spaces.
The structure establishes a different kind of interaction between individuals, built space and movement. The facets of each glass panes reflect the place and reconstruct a paradigm that breaks the reading of the course. The structure invites the visitor to step inside, exposing him to collided images of details, intimacy and outside spatiality. To allow the joint to connect beams coming from different directions, there is an additional element which takes over this function. Two connecting plates, which are made of steel, are attached to the column and allowed to fix the other structural members squeezed between them. To protect the steel structure in case of fire, it is completely covered with a fire protection layer and a top coat.

• The vertical columns bring the forces directly down to the foundation
• The diagrid provides stiffness

Urban/interior flows and connectionsThe project examines the domestic, public and private spaces of the border between Rome and Vatican. It creates a new link between the domestic buildings on the Vatican and the intersection of the border wall, by disolving its physicality and connecting it to the urban street level of Rome.
Plan view second level