PORTFOLIO 2014 Andreas Morsbøl
CONTENT Tectonic Culture
More Than Just Green
Kilen - The Wedge
Internship: Phoam Studio
TECTONIC CULTURE Interiority - From the small scale to the context. I joined a course on first semester architectural design with the subject Studies and Experimentation in Tectonic Culture. The experimentation was carried out in a workshop called FURNItecture: A Place to Sit. The assignment was to create a place to sit using only to sheets of plywood and no nails or glue. Our proposal was to cut a frame of the two plates, design a an element with a uniform, symmetric shape of the cut-out and twist the elements along the frame top and bottom.
The result was a strong connection through a framing object that would accomodate two persons sitting in opposite directions covered by a roof formed as a mirroring of the seating. Tectonically the two frames held two sets of curvy lamellas shaping the roof and the seating, while the same lamellas held the two frames together in an upright position.
Studies and Experimentation in Tectonic Culture: Furnitecture Workshop, 4 Fall 2012
PRODUCING CULTURE Plugin City Horsens - Designing and planning cities today is moving towards process design instead of physical design and terms like user driven innovation and user participation are a part of many development projects. Planning for a city is also about mapping out the social and creative capital and branding the city in a way that is able to attract the creative class.
In this project the catalyst design consists of a building system of cells that can be either stacked or placed in continuation of each other. The system allows for different variations of facades and several cells can also be used for forming one big space. The cells are designed in a simple and flexible way consisting of a rigid, open frame working like a scaffold for the structure and the cheap and slightly transparent plastic
Designing for temporary use can establish a new program and profile â€“ generate a new image of an area or city. Temporary use can also be the platform for creating new creative networks or connections and thereby temporary use can work as a catalyst for a future development.
AFTER THE PARTY
The timeline illustrates some of the synergies created by the various programs, users and actors. In the period until and in 2017 there is a high number of both program and users in play to generate a peak in activity and production during the Cultural Capital. The programs implemented in this period are however temporary. Stormsalen, a creative business, is in this period the main creator of experimental public spaces and performative design. They currently have an office very close to this site and are optimal in generating awareness and a new image of the area. Fængslet will also be an actor in this phase and will have the opportunity to plan for various events outside the prison and thereby attract new visitors. VIDEA Studentervæksthus Horsens, an offer for students of VIA Horsens to get help and counseling when starting a new business, is also a main actor in this period. They will kick start a development of entrepreneur cells and help the young innovators getting started. The citizens of Horsens are generally invited to rent a cell and use it for their businesses or hobbies. VIDEA is invited as an actor in order to bring students and young people into the city centre. Some of the other formal actors, the music school and the student house, will mainly arrange events in early phases while they later one will move in and activate the new and permanent structures of the site.
MUNICIPALITY Provide box frames Implement roof Rent boxes
Defines location of events Recruits formal actors
Dialog with investors
Dialog with investors
STORMSALEN (creative designer) Designing events and box system
FÆNGSLET (cultural institution) Organising events
VIDEA (business consultant) Informing and teaching Start-ups
MUSIC/DRAMA SCHOOL (educational institution) Performing on events
Established institution in new permanent structure
STUDENTHOUSE (social institution) Contributing to events
Established institution in new permanent structure
STEERING GROUP Inhabit Boxes
Moving on or moving into permanent structure
INVESTORS Development of permanent structures
2018 DEVELOPMENT permanent structure 1
Implementation of BOXES LOCATION of happenings
Development of permanent structures
from start-up to ESTABLISHED BUSINESS & CULTURE in permanent structures
DEVELOPMENT permanent structure 2
PEAKPOINT of temporary use Implementation of the ROOF FOCUS EVENT LOCATION MOVED
GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER
The development takes it starting point in the summer 2014 where the process is initiated with various happenings such as PARK(ing) DAY that allows for the citizens of Horsens to occupy a parking lot and create their own environment within the city. This "Happening Phase" lasts for a year. After several months the municipality provides the area with several "EMPTY FRAMES". These can be rearranged and staged by artists, inhabitants and everybody who wants to contribute to the project.
AFTER THE PARTY
87% PARKING 17% HAPPENING
In this phase the cells can be rented for both introvert/private use and extrovert/public use, both related to creative business and cultural production. In 2015 the roof structure is implemented that can accomodate cells the whole year or over winter time in order to protect them from heavy weather. Until 2017 the cell structure grows and creates a labyrinthic structure that invites Horsens in for new and creative experiences. In order, for “outsiders”, to navigate within this entrepreneur city a steering group is formed that can maintain and run the development and growth of the temporary structure.
After 2017 there is a decline in especially extrovert/public structures and at the same time the more permanent development of this area will begin. The programs and users of the temporary structures will at this point have the possibility to be incorporated in the permanent structures. The weaker and less settled business will possibly not survive this phase but the well established, growing companies will at this point in time have earned enough capital to be a part of the “formal” city. In 2020 the area is ready for the more permanent and resourceful agents to move into the area, this include the student house and the music school. The new permanent structure is a hybrid of cultural and creative units, student housing and a parking structure, to make up for the parking lots lost due to the development. The design is an imitation of the box system translated in a bigger scale.
In 2030 the permanent structure is developed further. The roof structure is replaced by a permanent structure providing space for both, established creative businesses and start-ups. The new part of the permanent structure is connected to the first part via a transparent gallery that at the same time represents the connection from Søndergade south. The catalyst cells are moved further south to enhance and improve the new experiential connection towards Bilka.
91% PARKING 4% CULTURE 5% BUSINESS
12/2030 37% PARKING 26% CULTURE 28% BUSINESS 9% HOUSING
32% PARKING 25% CULTURE 31% BUSINESS 12% HOUSING
material for the facades. The transparency allows for light and colours to emit and work as a performative feature.. The catalyst demands and gives space for passionate and ambitious people to develop further. The development process or masterplan is developed to create ownership and a new image of this area in the city. It challenges and rethinks the idea of business and by opening up the structures and inviting the public in to see your work, new creative networks are created and a wider more diverse supply of culture is generated in Horsens. The new creative networks become the social and creative capital of the city and these networks are worth much more than the sum of its parts. Plan 1:1000 in year 2015
Plan 1:1000 in year 2017
Plan 1:1000 in year 2020
Plan 1:1000 in year 2030
MORE THAN JUST GREEN Masterplanning - The H.C. Ă˜rsted Brygge is a masterplan for a new neighbourhood on the harbour front of Copenhagen. The main element is a public stretch of urban spaces providing different atmospheres and facilities like a green house, market, cinema, museum, metro area, activity and ball game courts, harbour bath, harbour promenade, shopping streets, research facilities and university. The residential area is forming a cohesive neighbourhood which is characterised by a network of neighbourhood streets and green areas providing recreational, experiential and nice environments for residents and visitors. The area is not just well connected to surrounding areas and the rest of the city through public transport sys-
tems in the form of metro, ferry bus and bus lines; it is creating new links of which all Copenhageners can profit. The area is offering a different approach to the harbour development. Where the surrounding is designed to create high-end living conditions for the financially capable, this projects aims at providing a space for a wider group of people. By densification of the building masses, offering more public oriented program, programming structures with public facilities such as research and education, designing open spaces, streets and harbour promenades, the area is intended to give residents and visitors a whole new
and more holistically welcoming community feeling. This is a retrofitting project. In H.C. Ă˜rsted Brygge: More than Just Green the Power Station will be refurbished into a Sustainability and Cultural Power Station providing the area and the whole of Copenhagen with green energies in the forms of public access, experience and research in green technology. The building itself works as an open laboratory and a publicgathering place and it connects to the site by the belt passing right by it and a corridor going right through it, framing the giant structure, and putting it into new use. The program in this proposal makes the retrofit pragmatic while not hiding or misinterpreting the history. The use of the power station is obsolete. The history is retrofitted for a new audience.
KILEN - THE WEDGE Tranformation - The former industrial harbour of NĂ¸rresundby in Aalborg is transforming. New housing and new businesses develop or retrofit into the existing structures. The area is situated in a strategecal Axis of Growth defined by the local government and local business associations. The area is characterised by being used for industry and cargo, but also by being a central spot on the harbour front. A high attention area. This was the realm of the project. We took a different approach. A leisure space for citizens and a cultural catalyst was proposed. The local library was moved here, a soup kitchen, marked halls with local produce, city gardens, roof parks, urban sports tracks, cafĂŠes, housing, study facilities, creative businesses and night school were merged into a hybrid public service hub. Through model studies and constant exchange
between design, analysis and the vision of a community center with media, shopping, business, housing and large, programmed outdoor spaces the form was developed to accomodate the many programmes and the existing conditions and possibilities. The proposal offers a place for the locals but also a connection across the Limfjorden and in that way connecting the two cities. This gives not only NĂ¸rresundby a much needed leisure space but a place to meet for all citizens in Aalborg by situating this in the main strategically stretch of the Municipality. The project joggled many of the problems, one faces in a larger scale development project, and by combining theories, case studies and contact with the town planners it gave a good hands-on and in depth experience with the task.
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SUND FORBINDELSE Commercial building design - As a part of the bachelor program we made a project about building design for commercial use and business. Here the emphasis was on the indoor environment: Technical indoor climate and a good working space.
cal, functional and aestethic aspects went into higher unity.
The project was an urban renewal project on a site in NĂ¸rresundby. In a new urban area by the fjord, a building for a public branch of the North Jutland Regional Government and some medical practices was to be placed. Work space and clinics was to be designed. After interviewing the target group, a number of functional concepts was developed. This led to a sketching and modelling proces, where techni-
The final design consists of two linear organized buildings, which are connected on 3rd floor by the canteen and by the open foyer by the entrance at ground level to the north. My own main contribution consists of the exterior plan for the garden surrounding the building. Here a large, rectangular tiling grid with hard surface tiles and tiles of vegetation, trees and pools made firmly programmed area in an informal pattern that is open to use by visitors of the house and the public.
PHOAM STUDIO Internship - In the spring semester 2013 I went on an internship in Copenhagen. It was in a small architectural studio started by two alumni of Aalborg University. Their main focus is on innovation in building architecture and work with building design and construction, green building strategy and optimized interior designs. Because of the size I had the chance to dig deep into single projects. I did a sketch on a light installation for corporate identity as a part of the interior design of a big office interior design in a renovated historic building block in central Copenhagen.
The largest project I worked on was a ten story youth housing complex with service in the first floor and recreational common terrasses on the roof. My work on this project peaked with the production of three high quality renders, I did in Vray and Photoshop. I contributed in almost all areas of the daily life of the office from coffee brewing, over updating and maintaining the website to sketching, rendering and building site visit. I earned a lot of experience of being a small, agile company in the dense professional context of Copenhagen based architectural companies.
WHO AM I Introduction - Welcome. I am a 26 year old student from Aalborg, Denmark. I live in a small apartment in the center of Aalborg. I am a scout, play piano and guitar, do a little mountain biking and regular workout. This is a portfolio of my work throughout my training at School of Architecture, Design and Planning; Aalborg University. However, this is not the result of years of study alone. The presented work and examples are all the ultimate result of a life time of adventures, experiences and detours. It was not obvious for me to end up in architecture. I attended the university in 2008 on the program of Surveyor and studied for one and a half years. Then I broke away from school to go to Mongolia for a voluntary scout project in the rural steppe of Western Mongolia. I stayed for 4 months, worked hard, did a lot of progress with local scout guides and leaders and when I got back to my boring in Denmark I really needed something to do. So I joined the Architecture & Design program and stuck around. Study trips - Study trips is to me one of the most fruitful ways to study art, architecture, urban design and culture. In 2011 my class went to the Netherlands to study Dutch arhitecture, urban planning and design. It was a very interesting trip to the cradle of pragmatism and diagram architecture. In 2012 we went to Brazil visiting Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia and Sao Paulo studying urban design, planning and slum development. We spent most of the time in Rio visiting a number of slums, Centro, bus rapid transit and the beaches. Other than that and a handful of European destinations, I have been in Mongolia as mentioned and in Vietnam on a leisure basis. Software skills Adobe Photoshop CS6 Adobe Illustrator CS6 Adobe InDesign CS6 Adobe Premiere CS6 SkethUp 2013 Rhinoceros 3D Grasshopper 3D AutoCAD Autodesk Revit Vray for Sketchup
PORTFOLIO 2014 Andreas MorsbĂ¸l Date of birth: Dec. 14th, 1987 Address: Dannebrogsgade 45, 3, 1 DK-9000 Aalborg Denmark Tel: (+045) 24 40 02 08 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org f: facebook.com/a.morsboel