Category: antipodes café House

antipodes café House

æHouse was formed by a group of Venues of the æSeries, scattered on different encounters of the city with its 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 –and 100% gratis– cafés.

Due to COVID-19, and despite last move of æBod, we have resolved to anticipate the closure of æHouse for May 2020, and to not develop the sleeping room (æRom), nor several activities, both planned meticulously in past years for the ending period.

DE-DISTANCING

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

LOCATIONS


Following the same criteria for all explorations of æSeries, each venue is:

  • 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]
  • or raised —for example, in areas used for parking.

Venues can also be placed in relation to:

  • existing structures of the construction sites (such as storage containers)
  • 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.

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 for an official address for the temporary venue.

Immediately after this, antipodes café develops a site specific ceremony for the placement of the æCornerstone for this location.

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, on online maps, very briefly on social media* and it is shared in diverse ways with neighbours, both residents and workers.

With concern on privacy and with coherence with its practice and interests, antipodes café is gradually moving towards FLOSS (free libre open source software) for its organization and nonprofit initiatives.

MONTAGE

The use of prefabricated structures proper of construction sites, such as barracks, containers and mobile huts, 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 or sold to recover costs proper of the whole experience.
All initiatives created by antipodes café are non-profitable.

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 but placed in a subtle way 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 with concern on public space and on the space of art in culture, 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, following a predefined schedule 0f basic activities which are clearly related to its function. 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
Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays Saturdays Sundays
00>08              
09:00
10:00
11:00
12:00
13:o0
14:00
15:00
16:00
17:00
18:00
19:00
20:00
21:00
22>24

 


 

æHOUSE
æKitchen
æStue
æBod
æRom (private use / rest)
æRom
æStudio
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
æStue
  • Plot: definition
  • Stored in Bjørvika
  • Montage Rostockgata_99
  • Open
  • Relocation postponed (2019.09 > 2020.08)
  • Visning & Publication
  • Closing ceremony
  • Dismount
æKjøkken
  • Location research
  • Plot definition
  • Montage Sofienberggata_12
  • Open
  • Visning & Publication
  • Closing ceremony
  • Dismount
æStudio
  • Stored in Bjørvika
  • Location research
  • Plot definition
  • Montage Grev Wedels plas_1b
  • Open
  • Relocation definition
  • Montage Jordalgata_16
  • Open
  • Visning & Publication
  • Closing ceremony
  • Dismount
æRom
  • Location research
  • Redefinition
  • Research installations
  • Locations research
  • Multiple locations: coordination
  • Montage
  • Move
  • Visning & Publication
  • Closing ceremony
  • Dismount
æBod
  • Location research
  • Plot definition
  • Montage
  • Åkebergveien_9
  • Open
  • Relocation definition
  • Visning & Publication
  • Closing ceremony
  • Move
NOTES

"antipodes café House" is perhaps our most evident homage to Japanese architect Hiroshi Hara, luckily known firsthand in the beginning of this century, thanks to Montevideo and Lautremont. 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
Frivillig aktivitet 2020
uteStue (2018)
visits by Kindergartens (2020)
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
Kitchen furniture
Kitchen appliances
Main container
Counter chairs
æCornerstone
THANKS
Gunnar Moen
Juan Manuel Alonso
Oslo Fjord Sauna

 

MATERIALS (reshow)

æKjøkken is an noncommercial cultural initiative developed as a clear example of RESHOW in action.
It includes debris materials from diverse exhibitions:

Outdoors show/date place
Yellow steel mesh (fence door) Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016
White bamboo (fence and pergola over stair) Utestemme/Outdoor Matters – A Sensory Exhibition About Landscape Architecture
Construction timber (stair, terrace) Instalasjon på arkitekthøgskolen, 2019
Several screws (recollection: 2014) Henie Onstad Kunstsenter
Several screws Stakkars Oslo, 2014
birdhouse (entrance) KLIMALAB, 2019
oil barrel (terrace) KLIMALAB, 2019
doormat (terrace) (recollection: 2018)
Indoors
paper ( window and floor protection during montage) recollection 2018
rubber (floor protection)
timber (floor installation) Instalasjon på arkitekthøgskolen, 2019
wooden floor Oslobiennale 2019* -this material was given via RESHOW to Oslo Fjord Hage, later to Oslo Fjord Sauna and then we asked for some rests of what they weren't going to use.–
plywood plates (walls) Oslo Architecture Triennale 2019
acrylic (entrance wall) Exit, 2019
OSB wood (base for acrylic wall) (recollection 2019)
wood (bench) Oslo biennale 2019
lights æGalleri 2013 & æDEG15, 2016. antipodes café
2 halogen bulbs 10º (recollection: 2019)
industrial felt (drawers, coasters and placemats) "Et sted å være." 2017, 2019
Kitchen furniture -isle- (base, not the counter) NOREMA show room NOREMA
grey bar chairs FLOKK show room Flokk

 

æHagerom

soon

æStudio

SUPPORT
Project Support (2017.06)
Research for locations:  2018
Allowance to use areas related to constructions – free of charge.
Plots:
Bymiljøetaten Bilfritt byliv Grev Wedels plass 1b, 2018.11 – 2019.08
Bymiljøetaten

Vann- og avløpsetaten

Jordal Idrettspark
Jordalgata 16, 2019.09 – 2020.08

 

OFFICIAL SUPPLIERS
Until 2019.10
THANKS
Grev Wedels Plass 1b
Jordalgata 16
2018-2019
2019-2020
Skaaret Jordalgata 16 2019-2020
VIF Hockey Jordalgata 16
2019-2020
Agro Anlegg AS Grev Wedels Plass 1b 2018-2019
æDEG15
storage
2016
2016-2018
VEDAL AS æDEG15
storage
2016
2016-2018

æLekerom

soon

æBod

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

SUPPORT
• ARENA (2018.12, 2019.12)
• Miljø- og klimakrise - kunst og kultur (2019.03)
SUPPORT – TRANSPORT
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is oslo_web-1.png Bydel Gamle Oslo Grønne midler 2019
ELTEMPO
SPECIAL CASES
RESHOW/OAT
Support:
Oslo Architecture Triennale 2019
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is oslo_web-1.png Byrådsavdeling for kultur, idrett of frivillighet
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

 

THANKS

 

 

 

æGjesterom

soon