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PORTFOLIO selected architectual studies by mathias skafte andersen

May 2013

The Aarhus School of Architecture

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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CURRICULUM VITAE 006 PROJECTED FUTURES 008 VEHICLES FOR EVENTS 0 1 4 WINDOW EXPANDER 02 2 HOUSE OF FRAGMENTS 034

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Larghissimo Workshop: A Leap Into The Archive


NAME Mathias Skafte Andersen BIRTH 08 | 08 | 1991 CONTACT matskafte@gmail.com +45 40 94 66 48 mskafte.tumblr.com Kystvejen 59, 4. -03 8000 Aarhus C Denmark

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EDUCATION

AARHUS SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE | Aarhus, Denmark 09 | 2011 - current, Bachelor of Architecture

JOB HISTORY (recent years)

Since Fall 2012 attached to the International Unit of the Aarhus School of Architecture: Studio AL! - Atmospheric Laboratory tutored and created by Professor Izabela Wieczorek and Assistant Teacher Karianne Halse.

AARHUS SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE | Aarhus, Denmark 03 | 2013 - current, Assistant exhibition curator RESTAURANT OLIVE | Aarhus, Denmark 05 | 2012 - current, Waiter RESTAURANT GAUCHO | Aarhus, Denmark 10 | 2011 - 04 | 2012, Waiter

SCT. KNUDS GYMNASIUM | Odense, Denmark 08 | 2007 - 06 | 2010, High School Diploma

FROGGY’S CAFÉ | Odense, Denmark 03 | 2008 - 08 | 2011, Waiter and Bartender

ODENSE FAGSKOLE | Odense, Denmark 10 | 2006 - 03 | 2008, Courses in drawing techniques EF LANGUAGE COURSE | Brighton, England 07 | 2007 - 08 | 2007, Summer language course in English RASMUS RASK | Bellinge, Denmark 08 | 1997 - 06 | 2007, Public School

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITY

MEJLGADE FOR MANGFOLDIGHED 05 | 2013 - building crew, photographer

SKILLS

InDesign Photoshop Premiere Pro MS Office Illustrator Rhino 3D/Vray SketchUp

Advanced Advanced Advanced Advanced Good Good Beginner

LANGUAGES

DANISH ENGLISH GERMAN SWEDISH NORWEGIAN

Fluent Fluent Basics Basics Basics

THE ARCHITECTURE STUDENT’S FILM ASSOCIATION 12 | 2011 - current, Chairman and PR-manager KÅRK | ARCHITECTURE MAGAZINE 09 | 2012 - current, Writer and member of editorial STUDARK.DK 09 | 2012 - current, Writer

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PROJECTED FUTURES

TUTORS: Paolo Zaide | Bartlett, CSM Andrew Friend | CSM Thomas Lee | AAA 3rd semester Projected Futures was a workshop that studied futures as they are projected in film and investigated the spaces and sequences that are described in these productions. By dissecting filmic sequences a range of installations, spatial interventians and devices that challenge and question our notion of tomorrowland were created. The installations were exhibited at The Aarhus School of Architecture in December of 2012

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IMPLODING REALITIES Based on Peter Weir’s 1998 film The Truman Show this project is a vessel to critique our acceptance of fabricated realities. In the investigation of the interrelationship between the constructed reality of Truman’s world and the actual reality behind we start to explore the tensions created by our acceptance of social and pervasive media networks we live in today. Working from a starting-point found in the cycles and movements of the film a structure unfolds as an interpretation of the both complexity and simplicity of this constructed reality. The constant interplay between real and unreal, scene and construction, front- and backdrop, system and exception, the seen and hidden – frames the spectacle of the undefined third – the glitch, the fault in the system. Steel, MDF, Timber, Mirrors, Drill, Paint Developed in cooperaton with: Liv Skovgård Andersen, Lewis Paine, Kristoffer Codam and Elisabeth Hult Jakobsen

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Sketch models and drawings

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Stills from movie made of the final installation

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Installation

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VEHICLES FOR EVENTS

TUTORS: Izabela Wieczorek | AAA Karianne Halse | AAA 4th semester Vehicles for Events was a project that required the development of a proposal for a hybrid building at a site in Williamsburg, New York as visited in November of 2012. Individual narratives were created along with destinct characters that were to inhabit the proposed building, which as a requirement - were to consist of 50% housing. The following project was featured in the “Atmospheric Laboratory� book of 2013.

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MADE HERE Making it here instead of there is the primary programmatic goal of the proposal. “Here” being - in this case - Williamsburg, New York and “it” being the products that because of globalization are being produced not where they are designed and sold but where it is cheapest. Over the last decade local manufacturing has been gaining ground on behalf of it’s sympathetic message. In America San Fransisco has made itself the flagship of this concept and thus created a strong identity as a city. Williamsburg is a part of the Brooklyn Borough of New York City is traditionally known as the home of the Orthodox Jews, but has for some time now been a place of gathering for artists and students. The newcomers have transformed the area into a creative and lively environment - which has then led to the beginning of a gentrification proces that will most likely change the profile of Williamsburg once agian. We believe that introducing a building that combines living with facilities for local manufacturing in Williamsburg will be able to help create a more solid identity for the area. The proposal contains workshops for a glassblower, a sculptor and a carpenter as well as a shop where the products are sold. The workshops are connected to a series of appartments that that will be under the influence from the dynamics of the workshops. Developed in cooperaton with Victor Linus Engels

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Spaces / exploded axonometry


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Micro Unit / exploded axonometry 018


Dynamic Atmospheres / stills from movie made about the emphemeral qualities of the proposal 019


EVENT Exhibited in the building

“The craft of making physical things provides insight into the techniques of experience that can shape our dealings with others”

MADEHERE*

Stored material

Process

Product

*in williamsburg

MADEHER

MADEHERE*

Richard Sennet, “The Craftsman”

*in williamsbur

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MADEHERE Making it here instead of there is the primary programmatic goal of the proposal. “Here” being - in this case - Williamsburg, New York and “it” being the products that because of globalization are being produced not where they are designed and sold but where it is cheapest. Over the last decade local manufacturing has been gaining ground on behalf of it’s sympathetic message. In America San Fransisco has made itself the flagship of this concept and thus created a strong identity as a city. Williamsburg is a part of the Brooklyn Borough of New York City is traditionally known as the home of the Orthodox Jews, but has for some time now been a place of gathering for artists and students. The newcomers have transformed the area into a creative and lively environment - which has then led to the beginning of a gentrification proces that will most likely change the profile of Williamsburg once agian.

MATHIAS SKAFTE ANDERSEN 2011216 VICTOR LINUS ENGELS 2011205 unit 2/3D AL! 4th semester

Left over material

FORM Defining architecture

We believe that introducing a building that combines living with facilities for local manufacturing in Williamsburg will be able to help create a more solid identity for the area. The proposal contains workshops for a glassblower, a sculptor and a carpenter as well as a shop where the products are sold. The workshops are connected to a series of appartments that that will be under the influence of the dynamics of the workshops.

40°42’31”N, 73°57’17”W Keap & 4th Brooklyn, NY 112211

LIVING

SITEPLAN 1:500

CARPENTER

SCULPTOR

GLASSBLOWER

ELEMENTS 1:100

PROGRAMMING SPACE

AA

ELEVATION SOUTH 1:200

STORAGE

PLANS + SECTION AA 1:100

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MADEHERE*

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MADEHERE* MADEHERE*

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MADEHER

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Convex ceiling to spread the sounds from the workshops below to the entire unit.

Openings on either side of the space allow noise from the workshops below to enter.

Window panes facing south let in daylight while functioning as an observatory - allowing the user a wide view of the streets below.

EXPLODED AXONOMETRY 1:50

SHELTER FROM DELUSION Creating a home for a schizoid personality poses the question of whether the architecture is to cure or adapt to the condition. I have chosen the latter. The schizophrenic I am working with uses a walkman playing only noise to drown out the voices in his head. I have used this method of “surviving� to create conditions in the architecture that can make home a safe place. The unit consists of one large space where all functions - except for the bathroom are in connection to eachother - seperated only by a raised half-story in the middle and zones defined by materials. In the eastern and western walls, openings have been created with the primary purpose of letting in noise from the workshops below. The noises will hit and bounce of the concave ceiling, that spreads it to all corners of the unit in order to drown out the voices in the head of the character.

EXPLODED AXONOMETRY 1:100

PLAN 0.2 1:50

PLAN_0.1 1:50

SECTION 1:50

Presentation Boards

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WINDOW EXPANDER

TUTORS: Izabela Wieczorek | AAA Karianne Halse | AAA 3rd semester Window Expander Window Expander was a project that based itself on the student’s private space; a room and a window. Through mappings of the intangible effects provided by the window, the student was asked to design an apparatus that would exploit the found effects, strenghtening them, changing them or removing them in order to create certain atmospheres or functions. The project was then finally presented in a custom designed box, containing proces and product while creating a narrative unique to the device. The following project was exhibited at The Aarhus School of Architecture in December of 2012 and again in February of 2013 as well as featured in the “Atmospheric Laboratory” book of 2013.

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PERCEPTUAL APPARATUS Attempting to withdraw all informations from a specific site will at all times fail. This must be acknowledged in order to fully understand the project. Try sitting in one side of a room - say, the studio - and start registrating everything; how many people come, how many go. How many pass on the outside. What’s the wheater like. How many tables, how many chairs, how many listen to music, how many draw, how many are building models. How many have blond hair, how many wear hats. The periscope device will underline this fact, requiring the user to move around the apparatus in order to achieve different framings of the exterior - each presenting a source of information to be used in registrations of life. While looking through one periscopal tube, the user would deny himself acces to a variety of information - letting cars park while observing which way the wind blows, or missing passersby while counting seagulls. This gives the oppertunity to completely stay in focus - provided that the user can overcome the initial frustration of not seeing everything at once; or at least the illusion of ever beeing able to do so.

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Section stiched together of photographs


“Things outside you are projections of what’s inside you, and what’s inside you is a projection of what’s outside. So when you step into the labyrinth outside you, at the same time you’re stepping into the labyrinth inside” Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore “Every bus that passes, every person who walks by, every object, thing, and event - everything that happens and that does not happen ultimately serves no other function than that of so many chronometers, so many signals, methods, and clues for marking time, for eroding permanence” Marc Lowenthal

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Engaging space / conceptual collage


Located at the top floor of a building, my room seems to resemble a small capsle, caught in space and overlooking the harbor front. In order to connect the exterior context with the interior of my personal space, I will construct a viewing device - a periscope - operated in a web of tubes. It will be adjustable; movable, and frame the exterior in views, each providing the observer with information. Which way does the wind blow? What time of day is it? How many people are leaving the city? How many people are arriving? Is the train on time? Is it late? My space becomes an observatory, possesed by a perceptual apparatus, crawling along the ceiling and penetrating the outer walls. Knowledge of both the interior and the exterior space is required in order to operate the device with a satisfactory result. The perisope must be moved around and stationed in different fixed positions, revealing various framings of the harbor and it’s life.

The device will be constructed in metal, building a bridge between the industriality of the harbor front and the homeliness of my room. The device will provide information to the observer. Information that the window has difficulty providing by it self; randomizing you focus, letting events happen in the foreground while you are focused on the background. The perisope allows for only one focus at a time - letting you observe and record everything that happens in each framing. Attempting to exhaust each framing. To deplete it of information. Probes in development

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Sketches

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SECTION 1:5

ELEVATION 1:5

PLAN 1:5

EXPLODED AXONOMETRY 1:20 with sections

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SECTION 1:100 relation to body

SECTION 1:100 relation to body

Periscopal specifications / exploded axonometry


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Constructional drawings 032


Finished box 033


HOUSE OF FRAGMENTS

TUTORS: Ben Clement Sebastian de la Cour www.benandsebastian.com 2nd semester House of Fragments was a workshop tutored by artists and architechts Ben&Sebastian. The projected aimed at developing 72 fragments of a house - each of which was given a function as well as a personality. In the end, each fragment was built in 1:1 prototypes and suspended over a floor plan of a single family house. The installation was exhibited at The Aarhus School of Architecture in April of 2012

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LAZY WINDOW BLIND We were charged with the task of creating a window blind personified as lazy. Through experiments and analysis the window and the window blind as functional and architectual objects were dissected. Hiram Powers said “The Eyes are windows to the Soul”; what happens if the eyes are blinded? And how can the proces of this be made to seem “lazy”? We made several tests with different materials that could possibly appear lazy and blinding at once, and came up with a system where water is added to dry ice, which then sends waves of white smoke through a labyrinthic system connected to a window. Chambers would fill up as the smoke thickend, and this would eventually blind the visual connection through the window, while at the same time allowing light to pass through. Developed in cooperaton with Liv Skovgård Andersen

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PORTFOLIO  

Selected studies of architecture

PORTFOLIO  

Selected studies of architecture

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