Book of Resaerch

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.

 

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Exploring Ruhr

Together with Studio Building Design, Studio Urban Design & Landscape Architecture went to Germany for a five days field trip exploring a wide arrange of different architectural projects.

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Photo: Håkon Heie Ellingsen. Media centre complex by SANAA.

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Photo: Håkon Heie Ellingsen. Lange Foundation Art Gallery by Toyo Ito.
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Studio Context is off to India

Studio Context has departed to India. Get an insight into their project “Cocoon”. The pavilion is going to be built by the student as a part of their two months excursion.

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Studying Utzon on Mallorca

Studio Transformation and Architectural Heritage started the semester with a study trip to Mallorca. The assignment consisted of drawing a section of Jørn Utzons villa Can Lis on site.

“Me and classmate Søren measured and sketched together, after which we worked on our own on a final drawing. I chose to color the painting in water color. One of the main obstacles was getting the blue of the sky evenly distributed.” says student Johan Ahl Eliasson.

To all students excitement, we also had the opportunity to visit Can Feliz, another building on Mallorca by Jørn Utzon. The house is now a days a residence for Jørn’s daughter Lin. Lin showed us around the house and inspired everyone with her stories about “Dad”.

So, thumbs up for Mallorca! Can Lis was graceful, the local tapas tasty, and we warmly recommend the Mallorcian red wine “Anima Negra”.

 

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Groundscapes

Unit B went to Paris on a study trip. Material from the research in Paris were edited, elaborated and gathered in archives – groundscapes. The groundscapes were to arrange and communicate the material in a presentation but also as a basis for further investigation. These archives contain models, photos, drawing, mixed media, descriptive text, antiwalks and serial vision.

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Crash course in thatching

During a two day workshop conducted by Den Judske Haandværkerskole in Hadsten, students got the opportunity to learn about the old tradition of thatching.

On the first day the participants where introduced to the materials, technique and history of thatching. The second day of the workshop was dedicated to hands-on work, 1:1. By constructing a part of a roof, students got the possibility to sense the material and understand the craftsmanship. The aim of the course was to raise the question of how thatched roofs can become a greater part of contemporary architecture.

Students participated from: Studio Transformation and Architectural Heritage, Studio Regenerative Architecture and Bachelor Unit 2/3C.
Photos: Sara Nilsson, Studio Transformation and Architectural Heritage

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Work in Progress

Studio Architecture and Resources focus in the coming academic year is on the discussion of transformation of our existing building stock and on our use of resources. Seen from both a building view and from a resource view there is evidence that we have already all the buildings and material we need: the main need for a resource conscious architecture is to reduce, reuse, recycle and rethink these resources and upgrade the value of both materials and buildings, including changing the use of buildings and changes related to larger parts of the urban fabric.

During a 2 week workshop conducted by Superuse Studios, a study of the potentials and creative possibilities for using waste materials in architecture was carried out. Waste materials include materials at the end of their life, demolition or construction waste, production and manufacturing waste and dead stock.

First a temporary architectural structure was established, determined by the waste material. The waste flow found in the close neighbourhood of the actual building site, was collected and documented into a Harvest map. A 1:1 prototype of a building component was constructed by the found materials from the Urban Mining, unfolding the embedded properties of the found material, and together forming a collective catalog of potential components for further use in the sustainable transformation of the buildings at the study site.

 

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IN BETWEEN – LECTURE SERIES

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Sudden coherence and sense after one-year confusion.

The first year at AAA – and I guess every other school of architecture – is almost literally a mind-blowing experience. You as a student have to gain specific techniques, strategies and methods through the year. I must admit, I thought my brain was out of memory more than once. The architectural world was still quite new and much bigger than my immediate impression. I found it difficult to encourage the little brain-soldiers of mine to keep thinking inventive, different and most important of all constructive.

In June 2014 in the very end of the first year as a student at Aarhus School of Architecture, I experienced that maybe, somewhere, in the mixture of new knowledge, theory and drawing techniques, there are things that make sense. I discovered the coherence of architecture.

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Aarhus Festival 2015

Studio MAD has the last weeks been working on suggestions for Aarhus Festival 2015, some of the proposal can been seen here. They have been presented to the leadership of the Festival and they are now awaiting to hear which projects that will be realized on next years Festival.     

 

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