I am educated an architect from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture. Currently I am a PhD fellow at the Aarhus School of Architecture.
The working title of the project is ‘Spatial plasticity – investigations of the shape of the space for living’
The term spatial plasticity frames the research question in the architectural research work presented here. The notion both defines the main ‘problematique’ of the work, moreover respresents the process of the delimitation of the term the on going reflective practice. The delimitation of the term involves developing knowledge through an overlapping and interweaving production of drawings|models|text|photos|collages which seek to produce a resonance within the contemporary discussion of the space for living.
The term spatial plasticity occurred on an early stage of the project by a wish to ‘collect’ distinctive qualities of particular projects in one single word (in Danish : Rumplastik).
Through ’readings’ of existing projects for living spatial phenomena and shaped/constituted spatial configurations are investigated/analysed to get closer to an understanding of their features.
The background of the work is lying in a wish to understand with what kind of architectural ’grips’ the spaces have been shaped/formed and with that how and why they possess the qualities I claim they do.
A fundamental point of the project is to argue for the value of rooms with character and shape of their own. This refers to a belief in the qualities in an articulated space and the potential richness in beeing able to move through rooms of different characters.
The project seeks rooms with changing relations to each other by interacting together, overlapping each other and by that defining a sequence of rooms, which in their interrelated affiliation define a flow with different possibilities of inhabitation to embrace the differences in ways of living in our contemporary society.
It is the intention that spatial experiments based on the readings naturally will release proposals for rooms of certain shapes and characters to form the basis of proposals for dwelling where the spaces interact with each other, though embracing different functions/places.
The attached document gives an idea of the approach to the existing housing projects. The readings of the existing projects are made in three levels to unfold the spatial plasticity within different scales ; a the overall organisation of the house/flat ; b the specific rooms ; c the passages.