Category Archives: Building
Here are some more results of a three month residency by Oavsett, they were here to create, film and produce the below leaders among other shenanigans.
For the last 8 months we have been working together with the professor Iain Borden and then the appointed architect Soren Nordal Enevoldsen to realise a new space at The Southbank centre, on the river Thames in London. This public space has been designed in the sprit of the current skatable location, but has been tweaked to be really great for skateboarding.
This space will be made from high quality materials consisting of mostly granite slabs, and bricks, it has been legally guarantee for this use for 125 years, and the design allows for change, adaption and re-appropriation.
Many thanks for the input from all the skaters, bmxers and artist who came to the public meetings, and the others involved in the focus group meetings. We all hope that this design will help preserve the integrity of the cultures involved for the foreseeable future.
Together with Iain Borden, we have been involved with creating the ideology behind a new city space that is part of the Southbank Centre, on the the river thames in London. Below is a video from the 1st public consultation meeting that took place last week. This really explains the brief and shows how the appointed architect SNE Architects, founded by skater Søren Nordal Enevoldse responded to it.
Chris was here afew months ago writing his masters dissertation “Manifesto of Making, What does the architect, architecture and society stand to gain from architecture schools adopting a culture of making?”, in-between he snapped some lovely shots of the Friggebodar that he helped design and build.
We wanted to create a functional inside/outside space, this area also connects to the balcony via a door. Even though it’s not entirely finished yet you get the idea.
Miguel gets busy with us at the weekend on some fine carpentry for the balcony that goes over the front door, only afew more sun days left before winter…