On Tools_Elding Oscarson_Livet Som Kreatör

On tools

Pens, rulers and drawing tables used to be the main tools to draw architecture. Today, architectural practices are using more and more computers to produce these drawings. Actually, the tilted drawing tables that used to fill the architect offices have been replaced by horizontal ones, supporting larger and larger computer screens. More than the enormous impact computer performances have on architectural productivity, this tool, as every tool, has an impact on the architects themselves, their behaviours and the way they ...
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On defining the facade_Elding Oscarson_Livet Som Kreatör

On defining the façade

Clients and non-architects are always asking about the façade, as soon as a volume study is shown. Though it’s an understandable question, the particulars of the façade is secondary at that stage of the process. First, we need to find a sensible spatial system for the building, a good volumetric effect on the site, and a good disposition. We need to try doing magic with the program to free the plan, taking care of movements, vistas, axes. We need to ...
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On 3D (8)_Elding Oscarson_Livet Som Kreatör

On 3D

For the last 30 years the three-dimensional computer modeling has breaded a large family of architects eager to push architecture into a world of shapes that could hardly be described until then. This is probably why 3D is very often associated to an architectural style, an esthétique of NURBS, splines and fractals, whereas it could simply be a tool for the architect. For Skissernas Museum competition, we did not use 3D as a conceptual tool, although we were experimenting non-orthogonal ...
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On masters

Among Swedish architects, there is not much of seeing oneself as a part of a tradition, or school, that is responsibly developed with each new generation. The lack of this is probably a function of a society that encourages independence and individualism, and perhaps also due to a society that sheds anything but a flat hierarchy. Or, rather, seemingly flat. As I understand the mechanism of this flat hierarchy, everyone is by default seen as equally pleasing, but when somebody ...
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On models_Elding Oscarson_Livet Som Kreatör_1

On models

Physical models are a quite known aspect of the architectural practice. But very often, it is considered as a by-product of architecture, a way to represent a finished project and make it more easily understandable, like a miniature of the soon-to-be-built project. As a result, many architects consider models as a luxury that is no longer necessary since renderings are producing more realistic representations of the building volume. By lack of time or interest, most architecture models are produced at ...
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