Thesis project by Magnus Askjær Rasmusen at Studio Urban Design and Landscape, January 2015.
This project explores perspectives on moving the food and energy supply offshore. Through a scenario for the bay of Aarhus as a production landscape, it raises the question of how the future might look if we cultivated the sea as we have done with the land. And in turn what other uses we could find for land if the ocean was our primary source of food. This discussion is treated on both a national and regional scale.
By visualizing a large-scale landscape of algae plantations, fish farms and offshore wind turbines in the heart of the bay, the project is meant to challenge our whole conception of landscape aesthetics. The aim is to show that such a landscape can give not only productional but also environmental and aesthetic value back to the region.
By Felicia Nathalie Elin Warberg at Studio Building Design
This project is a designed path of events based on the mapping of a memory. It is based on a written narrative as ‘a true tale of false fantasies’ and it is the result of reading Walkscapes (Careri, F., 2002, Walkscapes: Walking as an aesthetic practice). The narrative depicts a ‘dreamscape’ and the book describes walking as an architectural act and also mentions the risen stone (the menhir) as the first human interaction with the landscape; the firt architecture.
This project is not real, it is an experience. The experience has undergone a series of pragmatic operations; an excavation (of a memory), an exaggeration (of an experience), an intervention (of an architecture). The result is a celebration of the path; the horizontal path of earth and water, the vertical path of sun and shadow, the erratic path of nomad walking. Also, “roads no longer merely lead to places, they are places.” (Jackson, J. B., quoted in Walkscapes from A Sense of Place, a Sense of Time).
1) MAP OF CONTENT: studio building design The semester has
meant four workshopspracticing the direct discipline of:
steel- as a materialstrategy in ‘the making’ of a lamp:
light- as an immaterial strategy in‘the experience’ of natural daylight:
drawing – as a conceptual strategy in ‘the articulation’ of an idea:
narrative – as the programming strategy and the means
for a ‘critical written reflection’.
2. STEEL A lamp workshop.
3. LIGHT A sun path study. In nature exist two lines by which
to orient oneself ; the horizon (a) and the (vertical) sun (b).
The third line is the ‘erratic path’ (c); the nomadic act of moving across.
2) DRAWING A true tale of false fantasies. NARRATIVE A dreamscape.
The exhibition contained material from the fall semester. The lectures of this semester were organized as one coherent study course. The semester was divided in four phases.
The first phase, “Anchoring in architectural concept”, were the students to analyze an architectural work. Afterwards this works were evolved and transformed into architectural promenades. The second phase, “Folding into compact aggregate”, were a further transformation of the architectural promenades into compact aggregates. In the third phase, “Anchoring at artificial sites”, the compact aggregates were confronted with a number of artificial sites. The task was to create a dialog between the aggregates and the new abstract contexts. In the last phase, “Examination of the inner space of architecture”, the new anchoring between site and architecture were to be further examined. Inner architectural sequences were documented – fx the transition from outside to inside, daylight conditions, complexities of space etc.
During the course of a study trip to Venice at the beginning of the semester, Studio Constructing an Archive explored various phenomena of personal interest, through the medium of investigative devices. These devices (created prior to the commencement of the trip) were used as a means to record and extract information from chosen sites around Venice.
Upon returning from Venice, the extracted information was compiled into a medium which allowed it to be read and understood in relation to the physical world. Each of the chosen sites were then modeled to form the basis for future investigations and translations of assembled information into an architectural program.
Device/Spatial exploration: Naima Callenberg
Map of collected data: Edvard Lindblom
Device and data: Karin Hedqvist
“Drawing is seen as a media production and as the dissemination of thoughts and dreams. The recipient should be invited to wonder at, be moved by and be involved in drawing as a recognition and discussion of architecture. The competition is thus seen as an opportunity to demonstrate the potential for discussing and developing architectural ideas laid down on paper through the art of drawing. It is a celebration of the architects’ oldest tool as a relevant media for developing ideas and communicating his craft. Drawings are exhibited at Aarhus School of Architecture in December 2014.” Read more about the competition at http://drawingoftheyear.aarch.dk
Many students at Aarhus school of Architecture participated in the competition. Here is a selection of some of the drawings made by students at AAA.
Lene Fjermestad & Rued Moltesen Andreassen
At Unit 2/3 B’s study trip the focus was anchoring ground situations. After observations and analyses on site in Paris we tried to express the way six different buildings/places relates to its ground or surrounding context. These situations and the experience of wandering from outside to inside is gathered in a series of six collages.
The Communist Party Headquarter, Oscar Niemeyer (more…)
Each team at Unit 2/3 B had to unite the material from the research semester 2014 – communicated in a Book of Resaerch as a final product, reflection and conclusion of the different phases of the assignment. The research revolves around the concept of anchoring ground situations - how a building can be anchored in its context.
This is an extract from Book of Research made by Christian Stoveland Blindheim and Emil Rasborg Lauersen.