Graduate Design Project: Scale 1:1
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
This month-long studio encouraged research by the design in a literal sense, in order to conceive a project that was both tested and realized in a scale of 1:1. Me and my team experimented hands-on with material of natural sites to test how the act of re-structuring the already existing can reinforce the perception of spatiality, motion, and sense of place in relation to particular sites. Applying this approach to two different sites on a forested ridge, we developed two parallel installations inspired by land art.
The first site was in an open space between the pillar-like trunks of tall trees. Here, elaborate experiments with pine cones and branches to highlight empty space brought us to the creation of a cube of pine branches, suspended in the air between the trunks and under the ceiling of branches.
The other site was a steep ravine where rainwater had dug a channel and swept along leaves and needles. Here we wanted to convey the feeling of motion and force through the hilly space, and did so by arranging large quantities of branches and twigs in a river-like flow, that jumps over obstacles and runs under fallen trees.