BORDERLANDS – The space of the architecural boundary
“With this workshop we would like to challenge the notion of the architectural border. We believe that you experience the borders of buildings 3dimensionally as a space, so rather than limiting architectural borders to 2 dimensional facades and climate screens, we want you to investigate the area where spaces meet, f.x. inside and outside, building and nature, one room meets another room. This is where the borderlines becomes Borderlands. For this workshop we would like you to zoom in on this particular area of you current project. What is the experience in the Borderland of this architecture? What kind of landscape is it? Is the border blurred, hidden, dissolved, extended, reflective, flexible or completely flat (in this case, what is the depth of this flatness)?”- Kato Hiroshi and Victoria Diemer Bennetzen
By Rasmus Svingel (more…)
46 architects graduated from Aarhus School of Architecture, the 29th of June 2012. A selection of the projects are displayed in the exhibition Hall, Noerreport 22, 8000 Aarhus C – Monday-Thursday 10:00 to 15:00; Friday. 10:00 to 14:00.
In the spring semester 2012, Studio M:A:D has been working with micro living in different scales – From the abstract space, to the constructional system, the small living unit to furniture. We have been working with sites in Williamsburg New York, Berlin and Aarhus, all with different optics but with the same goal for creating space, and using space in new ways.
This blogpost is a selection of some of the 16 projects, that came out of the semester.
Monday May 21st at 15:00, Nørreport Auditorium, Aarhus School of Architecture
The Aarhus School of Architecture and Aarhus University School of Engineering present an open international lecture with Michael Pawlyn, director of Exploration, UK.
Michael Pawlyn is a very innovative architect and expert in the field of Biomimicry. Biomimicry is about studying nature and then imitate or take inspiration from its designs, systems and processes to solve human problems. Biomimicry is about acknowledging that after 3.8 billion years of research and development through evolution, nature has learned what works, what is appropriate and what lasts. Biomimicry is about symbiosis and valuing nature’s genius.
Biomimicry has been used to design super-efficient lightweight structures inspired by leafs, greenhouses that harvest freshwater and minerals from the desert air, inspired by a beetle, self-cleaning paint and even revolutionary swimwear inspired by the skin of a shark and much more.
Biomimicry is not only about building structures and physical designs but the entire construct of human habitation and our relationship to the natural world.
We invite and encourage all students and staff with an interest in green design and sustainability to attend the lecture on Monday May 21st at 15:00 in the Nørreport Auditorium.
Responsible for the lecture:
Aarhus School of Architecture: Platform sustainability + Studio Ecotower
and Aarhus University School of Engineering.
How can home owners install solar cells and combine aesthetics with efficiency?
Solar cells have become increasingly popular among home owners, primarily due to environmental considerations and rising energy prices. But what are the architectural consequences of installing solar cells on our properties?
With the Solar Dreams competition, the Danish information centre for home owners, Bolius, are looking for ideas that can inspire to new and well-thought-out solutions in relation to using solar cells. The competition is looking for inspiration, ideas, and solutions within three areas: Integrated solutions; Stand-alone, stationary solutions; and Stand-alone, portable solutions.
Upload your idea as drawings, pictures, or text. Your proposal can be a finished project or still in its early stages – or it could just be an idea. The only limiting factor being that your idea should be based on existing solar cell technology available to home owners.
There are cash prizes and potential support for the further development of the best proposals.
The competition runs from May 2 – June 22, 2012. Winners are announced in August.
Sign up now at www.innosite.dk
Systemic Modeling of Architectural Spaces and Hypermodal structures.
The S.M.A.S.H-course focused on the fabrication of threedimensional structures and models developed in the preceding semester work. The course elaborated on the fabrication of multimodal, representational environments, as well as introducing practical tools and methods for digital fabrication. Participants were tasked to further develop their semester study work within an investigative frame of physical modeling, focusing on a spatial enquiry of their work through interaction of material properties, fabrication logics and representational requirements.
Transformation of Architectural Heritage in collaboration with Digital Experimentation.
Cultural Technologies is the result of a 5 day workshop with Digital Experimentation, during which participants has worked with digital processes, encompassing fully automatized translations of conventional photos of artificial landscapes to three dimensional digital models through new photogrammatic tools.
The scanned landscaped formed the basis of an inquiry of architectural adaption to challenging topographies through the development of adaptive, parametric systems.
The landscapes and parametric structures were produced through digital fabrication processes via automated nesting and laser cutting.
Studio Constructing an Archive and Digital Experimentation welcomes you to the opening of the exhibition
C:R:A:S:H – Computer-Reactive Autonomous Systems and Hypermodal representation
The exhibition is the result of a 2-day workshop examining the role of semi-autonomous, 4-dimensional systems using scripts in Grasshopper and Kangaroo in relation to analytical investigations of architectural works of OMA.
The exhibition opens today at 15.30 in the foyer of the Exhibition building.
This spring (2012) we had a one week video workshop at Studio Design. All in all 6 films were made in LoFi format – meaning that it should be done with only smartphone’s an and the build in Apple software, iMovie.
The theme was; “Describe what is important about being on Studio Design” – and a lot of good work was done. Video is an underestimated and quite accessible tool of communication. You can link to two of the films here and see how far you can get in just one week and with LoFi equipment.”