This is a magazine that doesn’t bother with the superficial sides of design. I like it!
Started the new year with updating my portfolio, what a job!!! Fun to look back at old projects and see them with new eyes. The reason is that I’m looking for a new job! An exciting process that I hope turns out well!
I still have my own company Malin Skjelland Eriksen Interiorarchitect MNIL (very inventive name) so I have things to do in the meantime. But I’m longing for inspiration from happy, creative people who loves architecture as much as I do! Fingers crossed!!!
In the meantime here’s some pics from a Denmark trip I went to this weekend. Lovely people, food, scenery and place!
The project with making the architecture for Lene Berg’s exhibition Kopfkino is now finished. Here are some pictures of some of the elements and situations. The quality of the photos aren’t the best, but it is a challenge to photograph in a dark room with a mediocre camera. I’ll try to take some better ones!
Combining Medieval, Baroque, nineteenth century and later structures, the Benedictine Archabbey of Pannohalma is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. The objective of this major renovation of the abbey’s thirteenth-century church was the retuning of its interior to reflect contemporary patterns of liturgical use, whilst also recovering something of the spirit and spatial quality of the original architecture. A meticulous process of simplification and clarification restores volumetric integrity and improves the penetration of natural light. Within the bounds of structural and archaeological feasibility, the topography of the interior has been subtly refined to enhance the sense of connection between congregation, altar and celebrant and to underscore the ascending section and axial plan of the church, symbolising the individual’s ascent to God. The new rose window forms the logical point of transcendence in this theological narrative, sign-posted in a series of liturgical landmarks de fabricated in onyx, beginning with the font at the church’s west end, leading through the nave to the altar and lectern and finally upwards to the celestial circle of light. (www.johnpawson.com)
Lene Berg: Encounter – Gentlemen & Arseholes, book, 2007.
Another project I’m working on is a freelance job for Henie Onstad Kunstsenter in Oslo. 11.10.2012 a exhibition with the works of artist Lene Berg opens, and my job has been to design different elements – seatings and displays- which is going to be part of the different situastions the artworks adds up to.
Can’t reveal anything more at this point, but photos, sketches and process will be posted after the exhibition has opened next week!
I’m currently working with an old blacksmith building. The building is dated around the 40’s and is in a really good condition, despite the aesthetic deficiencies. The former blacksmith building and until recently car workshop, is now going to be the new location for a plumber business. This requires a new structure inside the building with space for offices, a showroom and storage. The second floor will eventually be used for 4 nice appartments, and a new building, as an extension, is needed. How should the new and the old meet?
I really appreciate this project. My role as both an architect and interior architect, gives me valuable professional experiences! More info – sketches & drawings – will come soon!
It’s been a long year since I last blogged. It doesn’t feel that long, but a lot of things has happened! I’m now finished with my master degree in design at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, and has started working. I have a lot of interesting projects going on, both as a freelance designer and as an interiorarchitect at a designstudio.
My work can be found here. But I also wanted a less static format to share my stuff – so I thought I would bring this blog back to life!