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.
Studio M:A:D is working on a proposal for the arrangement of the square Store Torv during the Aarhus Festival. They work as a drawing office in a team which jointly develops a unified plan for the square; a spatial construction, at several levels, which includes access ramps, stairs, stalls and seating.
In interaction with the main construction, experiential elements focusing on light, sound, wind and various types of furniture are developed.
Read more about Studio M:A:D here.
Af Troels Ivan Steenholdt Heiredal
Preface; When contacted by Lise – I am not Lise even though the post states that I am – I agreed to do this, my hope being that this “live-blog-thesis-update” creates a reaction. I will put forward my investigations, my findings, my thoughts, my analysis, my conclusions, my fears and joys, in the hope that some of you would like to discuss or further comment. It’s only through conversation that we move forward. I find it important to go out and do field research in relation to a given project, particularly where a final project is concerned. A study trip provides huge input and adds perspective to your project. I went to Paris to try and dissect the city through drawings, to draw the feeling of parisian space, to draw the further development of Paris, to draw an understanding of a city.
Since returning from Paris, whilst organizing my drawings, I have discovered that a lot of them are lists. Lists of metro stations, lists of metro rides, lists of creatures in Parc de la Villette, lists of additional spaces encompassing the streetscape, lists of new connections. I have stopped to ponder could it be that I was reading George Perec during the trip?
The drawing follows; categorised and presented in a short text. At this moment in the project I don’t have a clear idea about what they represent, other than investigations and observations. This is where the analyse take its beginning. The translation of the Paris experience into the context of my project, makes me a little nervous, this is where it can all go wrong. It can only inform the project if it has something to offer, beauty isn’t a quality. I must not be blind. Translation is very exciting. (more…)