04/08/08 22:20 Filed in: News
We have been picked out as one of six artists to deliver a proposal for a decoration of Storoya Grendesenter in Oslo. The project has a budget of 1,2 mil. Work on the proposal has started and will be delivered before the first of October!
Storoya Grendesenter will function as a school, kindergarten, sports center and library. The surrounding area under construction will have room for 15.000 residents, and 20.000 will have their daily work in the different business.
13/10/08 23:08 Filed in: Art
We have been working the last month with the proposal for an art piece for Storoya Grendesenter. The result of the competition will be published before the end of the month which leaves us plenty of time to jump whenever the phone rings and tentatively open our email. Read More...
20/01/10 19:03 Filed in: Art
Almost 18 months after we made the first sketch to Storøya Grendesenter, after 4Gb of generated data and some 270 pages of correspondance, the Habitat-project comes to an end. It should have been a fantastic laboratory for visiting schoolchildren and scientist, but sadly our customer could not allocate enough funds to complete the project.
We still believe the idea was sound but we are relieved to finally close the project down and put all our energy into Papp!
25/11/09 21:26 Filed in: Art
Our neverending project Habitat is going through some decisive days at the moment. The future of the project is uncertain as we enter the next week, and these renderings of Habitat for our final presentation may be the last work to be done on the project... Read More...
28/08/09 10:19 Filed in: Art
The Habitat project will soon be under construction! Our architect and structural engineer are detailing the blueprints. Electricians, plumbers, carpenters, welders and other contractors are receiving requests for quotes on the different jobs, and we are working around the clock with double and tripple-checking the figures in the budget.
More news soon...
16/04/09 13:00 Filed in: Art
Habitat - our second-place art proposal for Storøya Grendesenter has found a new home! Our new client wants to more than double its size and use Habitat as a miniature biolab. We have just finished a preliminary design study and it looks as if we might start building this summer!
12/12/08 19:02 Filed in: Art
It was a close call; we finished as number two with our art proposal for Storoya Grendesenter, but sadly the jury did not choose Habitat.
Our proposal was to build a cross between a sculpture and a science center for the kids at the community center. Two 20’ containers created the space and a nest of sibirian Larch beams with lasercut acrylic glass branches surrounded it. This nest was to be filled with a plethora of science equipment for the kids. Digital motion detection cameras from National Geographic which the kids would set up in the forest one day and bring in the next too see which animals they ”caught” during the night. Field microscopes, beautiful Somso models of bees, snakes and other fauna in the area, water and soil-analysis equipment (too mention a few). On the roof of Habitat a weather station would collect data and make statistics which the kids could study and compare with bird migration, the power output from the sun and water power station of the school etc.
View the PDF of the 2nd revision of Habitat (Norwegian text, 35mb)
Here we took into consideration the request from the jury for a more ”sculptural” piece. (Norwegian text, 35mb)
View the first PDF-presenation of the project here (Norwegian text 2,2mb)
Budgets and timelines are omitted in both of these public versions.