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.
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.
Photo: Håkon Heie Ellingsen. Media centre complex by SANAA.
Photo: Håkon Heie Ellingsen. Lange Foundation Art Gallery by Toyo Ito.
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.
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”.
Section: Johan Ahl Eliasson
Students drawing in Can Lis. Photos: Catarina Boström
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.
Astrid Engberg Ralund, Thomas Persson Vestersøe