Category: antipodes café House

antipodes café House

æHouse is formed by a group of Venues of the antipodes café Series, scattered on different encounters of the city with construction sites, created as singular domestic units around the idea of a typical part of a generic house, such as living room, kitchen, rooms, studio, parking, storage, garden, terrace… now open to the public as ephemeral gratuitously driven cafés.

DE-DISTANCING

Each room of the æHouse is temporary, movable and distant from the other ones in time and space.
Thus, the city becomes the passageways of this scattered abode, where to traverse from venue to venue, from one domestic activity to another.

LOCATIONS


Each venue should be:

  • placed in relation to a border of a construction site [ ]
  • distinguishable from the construction site [ I N ]
  • accessible from the city [ O U T ]

Venues can stand alone:

  • in ground level [placed or parked]
  • raised in some way —for example, in areas used for parking or entrance of workers.

Venues can also be placed in relation to:

  • existing structures of the construction sites (such as containers used for storage)
  • temporary installations (such as groups of huts)
    — This addendum can reduce costs dramatically, but can present difficulties to create the independent access from the city [OUT].
  • possibilities are infinite, there’s always a solution.
PROCESS

Once a suitable location and time frame are defined with all those in charge of an area under construction, the context is analysed for defining the function of the venue and its design is presented to local authorities for building permits and official address.

Immediately after this we develop a site specific ceremony for the placement of the specific æCornerstone of the venue.

The design and specific programme of activities is also shared with diverse institutions, organisations, companies and individuals, for arriving to a sustainable development of all parts and stages. Each venue is added in this website, social media and online maps, and it is shared in diverse ways with neighbours, both residents and workers.

MONTAGE

The use of prefabricated structures such as barracks, containers and mobile huts, proper of construction sites, helps to resolve the montage/de-montage in few days, to reduce costs and environmental impact, and furthermore, it invites to put an eye on the context as it is, to rediscover the areas under construction. In addition, the notorious contrast between the exterior of each venue, and the functions and programme developed inside, reinforces the interest of the whole series in the lived experience of a fictitious or fantastic character.

MOBILITY

Once a venue has to be removed from a plot, the priority will be given to its relocation without discarding modifications, instead of making or buying a new venue.

When it’s not possible to relocate a venue, materials can be reused for creating a new one.

ATTRACTOR

With care in the fusion of fiction with reality, the distinction in relation to the context is initially made with identificative colour and signs, placed in a subtle way but highlighting the venue as a delicate attractor, just recognisable at first glance by inquiring minds. This colour system enforces each venue as part of a network, visually recognisable through the urban landscape.
Each venue and activity is presented in a wide range of ways, varying from case to case. Besides this, for presenting the case and the whole series, antipodes café specifically invites groups—with interest in implied topics, such as architecture or urban planning schools, authorities related to city, artist and all kind of cultural agents—and participate in diverse academic and other institutional instances. Each venue can include the production of specific materials such as postcards, programmes, signs, posters, catalogues and so on, which are presented according to the case and context. Far from massive impersonal promotion with its measurable success, antipodes café gives priority to soft encounters where communication means fusion of voices; where neighbourhood requires perception and therefore involvement.

ARCHITECTURE OF THE EVENT

Venues are accessible on specific opening hours for basic activities according to each function, following a predefined schedule. For example, lunch in the kitchen, research and management in the studio, reading or watching a movie in the living room, and so on.

Each venue won’t be open full time, and in addition, opening hours can be easily coordinated with the characteristics of the area and the construction site.

WEEKLY SCHEDULE — BASE

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
9:00 Rom Rom Rom Rom Rom Rom Rom
10:00 Studio  Studio  Studio  Studio  Studio  Studio  Rom
11:00 Rom
12:00 Rom
13:o0 Kitchen Kitchen Stue  Stue  Kitchen Stue
Bod 
14:00
15:00 Studio  Studio  Studio  Kitchen
16:00
17:00 Stue  Kitchen Kitchen Kitchen Rom
18:00 Rom
19:00 Kitchen Stue Kitchen
20:00
21:00 Rom Rom Rom Rom Rom Rom Rom
TIMELINE
2016.Q4 2017.Q1 2017.Q2 2017.Q3 2017.Q4 2018.Q1 2018.Q2 2018.Q3 2018.Q4 2019.Q1 2019.Q2 2019.Q3 2019.Q4 2020.Q1 2020.Q2 2020.Q3 2020.Q4 2021.Q1 2021.Q2
æStue
  • Plot: definition
  • Stored in Bjørvika
  • Montage Rostockgata_99, Oslo
  • Open
  • Relocation postponed (2019.09 > 2020)
  • Relocation research
  • Move?
æKjøkken
  • Location research
  • Plot definition
  • Mount
æStudio
  • Stored in Bjørvika
  • Location research
  • Plot definition
  • Montage Grev Wedels plas_1b, Oslo
  • Open
  • Relocation definition
  • Move?
æRom
  • Location research
Research Research Research Research
æBod
  • Location research
  • Plot definition
  • Montage
  • Åkebergveien 9, Oslo
  • Open
  • Relocation definition
  • Move?
NOTES

"antipodes café House" is perhaps our most evident homage to Japanese architect Hiroshi Hara and his concepts of “discrete city” and “experimental house”, luckily known firsthand in the beginning of this century.
That said, our explorations are not an example of his theories put into action as a proposal for current architecture, but as a humble comment on the nonsense of current housing development, and its supporting logic of abundance.

Towards infinite possibilities…

a l l w a y s, 乾杯!

SUPPORT

æStue

SUPPORT
Land (2017-2019)
  Grant 2016 Montage (2017)
Frivillig aktivitet 2018 uteStue (2018)
OFFICIAL SUPPLIERS
Paint materials
2017 -2019.09 Coffee&Tea materials
FLOKK Outdoor chairs
THANKS
VEDAL AS
Institut français de Norvège
Scandinavian Business Seating

æSoverom

soon

æKjøkken

SUPPORT
 
Land 2019-2021
OFFICIAL SUPPLIERS

-

THANKS
Juan Manuel Alonso

æHagerom

soon

æStudio

SUPPORT
Project Support (2017.06) Research for locations –  2018
Oslo kommune -Bymiljøetaten Bilfritt byliv Plot 2018.11 – 2019.08
Oslo kommune - Bymiljøetaten

Oslo kommune - Vann- og avløpsetaten

Jordal Idrettspark
Plot 2019.09 – 2020-Q2

 

OFFICIAL SUPPLIERS
THANKS
æDEG15, storage 2015-2018
VEDAL AS æDEG15, storage 2015-2018

æLekerom

soon

æBod

SUPPORT
material support
Land 2019-2021
OFFICIAL SUPPLIERS
Engraved cornerstone æBod
THANKS
  • Gunnar
RESHOW

SUPPORT
• Rom for kunst, kunstarenaer og kulturbygg (2018.12)
• Miljø- og klimakrise - kunst og kultur (2019.03)
SUPPORT – TRANSPORT
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ELTEMPO
SPECIAL CASES
RESHOW/OAT
Support:
Oslo Architecture Triennale 2019
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Tredje Løpende tildeling av tilskudd till kunst- og kulturtiltak
PINTXO POSTER
Thanks:
Wooden plates from former signal system of Tabakalera, were reused at the exhibition "Pintxo Poster" (April 2019, Lantoki, Tabakalera, Donostia)
  • DOGA
  • Deichman Hovedbiblioteket Folkeverkstedet
Kraft paper–debris from DOGA–reused for two information signs at the exhibition. 
PILOT EXPERIENCES
Thanks:
  • DOGA
  • Det flerespråklige biblioteket
  • æDEG15
    • OSU
    • Flügger Farve
    • Solberg & Hansen
    • Embassy of Spain in Norway
    • AC/E (Spain’s public agency for cultural action)
  • Gunnar
  • Basurama
Wooden plates from former signal system of Tabakalera, were reused at the exhibition "Pintxo Poster" (April 2019, Lantoki, Tabakalera, Donostia)

 

THANKS

 

 

 

æGjesterom

soon



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