Boundary Beings and Where to Find Them



Theme: Exploring the intersection of the digital and the physical world

Research question: How to use technology to travel further into reality, rather then further away from it?

Receiver of the student Award for Excellent interior architecture 2017 by the Norwegian Directorate of Public Construction and Property.

Life seems to thrive at edges; where land meets sea, mountain meets fjord and forest meets field. This project explores a climate arising in the meeting of the digital and the physical world and the life forms evolving in these conditions. Examining different digital phenomenon in a biological context has revealed some of the latent potential existing in the intersection of these two worlds.

When two varying climates meet and overlap a new one is created. In ecology and phytogeography, this transition zone is referred to as an ecotone zone. The merging of different qualities form new conditions, creating the evolutionary foundation for new life forms. This project is an exploration of the ecotone zone between the digital and the physical world and is aiming to highlight effects from the integration of computer technology into our everyday life.

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The Boundary Beings arise in and occupy the interstitial world. They live in between our things and come forth when conditions is in a position that allow for them to emerge. They are a physical manifestation of the stereotypes that appears in the meeting of the physical and digital world, and function as traces and guides in the intangible language of signals, codes and algorithms.

This journey has reviled an extension of what we regard as habitable space, and therefor a new field in the context of furniture and interior design - a new dimension that allows for new possibilities.

Most of us interact with the digital world only through the interface of our electronic devices - but on the other side of this there is an invisible landscape of signals and frequencies, realities we can measure with instruments but not detect with our traditional senses.

The beings are aiming to make aspects of technology available, technology which is still reserved for technicians. The figure to the lower right is relating to the work of translation, and how translation will never become the referred object, but due to obstacles and perception, a new object in it self.

Instead of trying to reproduce the invisible landscape the Boundary beings will function as Avatars allowing us to venture in an aspect of our environment we previously could not see.

In cultural and historical context, mythical beings are often created when people encounter something they don’t fully understand. These beings are representations of our relation to what lies beyond the reach of our senses and understanding.

We are still unsure of the consequence of our interaction with the digital and what effect radio-and microwave radiation might have on us and our surroundings. Lack of long term scientific proof has disputation between scientists and insecurity amongst people.

The Boundary Beings are mythical beings of the 21st century, aiming to bring attention towards some of the underlying conditions and effects of this technology.

Boundary objects are considered in Sociology to be an object referring and informing a specific condition. They have to be plastic enough to adjust to local conditions, but robust enough to maintain a common identity. They work poorly in a general sense, bur are structurally strong in a specific context. They can explore environmental conditions, learn and evolve as a result of site contact over time. The objects neet to be both concrete and abstract, and even though they have different meaning in different social context and culture, their structure is strong enough to create a common understanding where they are recognisable. A consistent identity is therefor essential in the manifestation of Boundary Beings in order to hold on to a common understanding of the object, despite subjective perception. In order to create convincing Boundary Beings one should build a framework and arts definition as a basis for the development and design.

In order to communicate the merge of these two climates the Beings will show affiliation to their geographic origin and typographical map reference or area description. The Boundary beings are not ment as prime objects of an ecological study, but an indicator of the conditions that are occurring. They are referring geographical identity through their abilities and qualities. In this approach to boundary objects the interest lies in the reading and analysis of contemporary conditional situations, human tendencies and the environment we inhabit.

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Boundary Beings and Where to Find Them

Theme: Exploring the intersection of the digital and the physical world

Research question: How to use technology to travel further into reality, rather then further away from it?

Receiver of the student Award for Excellent interior architecture 2017 by the Norwegian Directorate of Public Construction and Property.

Life seems to thrive at edges; where land meets sea, mountain meets fjord and forest meets field. This project explores a climate arising in the meeting of the digital and the physical world and the life forms evolving in these conditions. Examining different digital phenomenon in a biological context has revealed some of the latent potential existing in the intersection of these two worlds.

When two varying climates meet and overlap a new one is created. In ecology and phytogeography, this transition zone is referred to as an ecotone zone. The merging of different qualities form new conditions, creating the evolutionary foundation for new life forms. This project is an exploration of the ecotone zone between the digital and the physical world and is aiming to highlight effects from the integration of computer technology into our everyday life.

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The Boundary Beings arise in and occupy the interstitial world. They live in between our things and come forth when conditions is in a position that allow for them to emerge. They are a physical manifestation of the stereotypes that appears in the meeting of the physical and digital world, and function as traces and guides in the intangible language of signals, codes and algorithms.

This journey has reviled an extension of what we regard as habitable space, and therefor a new field in the context of furniture and interior design - a new dimension that allows for new possibilities.

Most of us interact with the digital world only through the interface of our electronic devices - but on the other side of this there is an invisible landscape of signals and frequencies, realities we can measure with instruments but not detect with our traditional senses.

The beings are aiming to make aspects of technology available, technology which is still reserved for technicians. The figure to the lower right is relating to the work of translation, and how translation will never become the referred object, but due to obstacles and perception, a new object in it self.

Instead of trying to reproduce the invisible landscape the Boundary beings will function as Avatars allowing us to venture in an aspect of our environment we previously could not see.

In cultural and historical context, mythical beings are often created when people encounter something they don’t fully understand. These beings are representations of our relation to what lies beyond the reach of our senses and understanding.

We are still unsure of the consequence of our interaction with the digital and what effect radio-and microwave radiation might have on us and our surroundings. Lack of long term scientific proof has disputation between scientists and insecurity amongst people.

The Boundary Beings are mythical beings of the 21st century, aiming to bring attention towards some of the underlying conditions and effects of this technology.

Boundary objects are considered in Sociology to be an object referring and informing a specific condition. They have to be plastic enough to adjust to local conditions, but robust enough to maintain a common identity. They work poorly in a general sense, bur are structurally strong in a specific context. They can explore environmental conditions, learn and evolve as a result of site contact over time. The objects neet to be both concrete and abstract, and even though they have different meaning in different social context and culture, their structure is strong enough to create a common understanding where they are recognisable. A consistent identity is therefor essential in the manifestation of Boundary Beings in order to hold on to a common understanding of the object, despite subjective perception. In order to create convincing Boundary Beings one should build a framework and arts definition as a basis for the development and design.

In order to communicate the merge of these two climates the Beings will show affiliation to their geographic origin and typographical map reference or area description. The Boundary beings are not ment as prime objects of an ecological study, but an indicator of the conditions that are occurring. They are referring geographical identity through their abilities and qualities. In this approach to boundary objects the interest lies in the reading and analysis of contemporary conditional situations, human tendencies and the environment we inhabit.

Kongensgate 6


Kreftforeningen

Project: Total rehabilitation, furnishing and design of the office environment.
Company: SJ architects
Employer: Kreftforeningen
(Norwegian Cancer Society)
Site: Oslo
Area: Approximately 5.000 square metre
Role: Coworker and Interior Architect
Photo: Signal Arkitekter / Kjetil Hasselgård

In this project we rehabilitated and facilitated a 5.000 square metre office space from start to finnish. The main focus was the communal and social areas, where the employees would come together, work and share information within the organization. In addition to this we designed a visitor centre and a shop at the first floor.

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Kongensgate 6
Kreftforeningen

Project: Total rehabilitation, furnishing and design of the office environment.
Company: SJ architects
Employer: Kreftforeningen
(Norwegian Cancer Society)
Site: Oslo
Area: Approximately 5.000 square metre
Role: Coworker and Interior Architect
Photo: Signal Arkitekter / Kjetil Hasselgård

In this project we rehabilitated and facilitated a 5.000 square metre office space from start to finnish. The main focus was the communal and social areas, where the employees would come together, work and share information within the organization. In addition to this we designed a visitor centre and a shop at the first floor.

Sørkedalsveien 8
Gatekunst

Project: Embellishments on the fence of a construction site. Employer: Stor Oslo Eiendom Role: Project leader and curator Finished: spring 2015

With the ambition of creating an arena for artistic and creative expression in the city 12 artists and I and transformed the construction site into an art project and gallery.

The project was executed in a collective manner relating to the concept of the rising building.

As part of the process I arranged a vernissage in the building where we had our workshop, and it turned out to be a success both for us and the visitors.

For more information see: http://riftmag.no/oslo-gjor-som-england/

http://riftmag.no/pop-up-galleri-pa-majorstuen/

http://riftmag.no/suksess-for-vernissagen/

@sorkedalsveien8

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Sørkedalsveien 8
Gatekunst

Project: Embellishments on the fence of a construction site. Employer: Stor Oslo Eiendom Role: Project leader and curator Finished: spring 2015

With the ambition of creating an arena for artistic and creative expression in the city 12 artists and I and transformed the construction site into an art project and gallery.

The project was executed in a collective manner relating to the concept of the rising building.

As part of the process I arranged a vernissage in the building where we had our workshop, and it turned out to be a success both for us and the visitors.

For more information see: http://riftmag.no/oslo-gjor-som-england/

http://riftmag.no/pop-up-galleri-pa-majorstuen/

http://riftmag.no/suksess-for-vernissagen/

@sorkedalsveien8

Treehouses

Dreamscapes on the river

The National Academy of the arts

The project brief “Utopian Oslo Block” was about creating a site specific idealistic space by Akerselva in Oslo.

The tree house has been used as a way of sheltering through the centuries. Early man built them for his own safety and from roman times they have had a role as places for pleasure and delight. In the eighteenth century these spaces were built for the noble savage who had not yet been corrupted by society.

Tree houses serve as a safe shelter from the surrounding environment, simulating a feeling of detachment from life down on the ground. They give us a chance to escape the everyday life and climb towards the sky.

The buildings present the possibility to recharge and rejuvenate, allowing you to enter your very own world hidden amongst the trees accommodating all your basic needs and siyuated in the river for optaml solitude.

The flowers and Bushes

The clover in this story represents the state “ to find your self in clover”. A symbol of a condition of prosperity, a thriving condition. These flowers demonstrate a secure space from all surrounding hazards.

In storytelling the blackberry is often served with a spiritual meaning. Stories from Christianity has described the black color of the berries as a result of the devils blood when he fell down from heaven and landed in the thorns of these bushes. The landscape of bushes on site represents a guarding fence towards all trespassers.

States of mind

All the tree houses will serve a different state of mind, also having different purposes. What they all have in common is that they are habitable spaces, which physically aim to manifest and accommodate emotion or state of mind.

The perfect hideaway

This tree house is a self sufficient hideaway, aiming to convey the state of avoidance.

The space is a further development of the housing of early savages where the nobles in the clan would live in spaces in the trees to stay protected and untouched by the society.

By collecting rainwater and re sourcing power from the river you have the possibility of surviving in this space for a longer period of time. The interior accommodates the essential needs by combining various technologies like the concept of a tent, micro housing, hydropower and water destillation.

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Treehouses

Dreamscapes on the river

The National Academy of the arts

The project brief “Utopian Oslo Block” was about creating a site specific idealistic space by Akerselva in Oslo.

The tree house has been used as a way of sheltering through the centuries. Early man built them for his own safety and from roman times they have had a role as places for pleasure and delight. In the eighteenth century these spaces were built for the noble savage who had not yet been corrupted by society.

Tree houses serve as a safe shelter from the surrounding environment, simulating a feeling of detachment from life down on the ground. They give us a chance to escape the everyday life and climb towards the sky.

The buildings present the possibility to recharge and rejuvenate, allowing you to enter your very own world hidden amongst the trees accommodating all your basic needs and siyuated in the river for optaml solitude.

The flowers and Bushes

The clover in this story represents the state “ to find your self in clover”. A symbol of a condition of prosperity, a thriving condition. These flowers demonstrate a secure space from all surrounding hazards.

In storytelling the blackberry is often served with a spiritual meaning. Stories from Christianity has described the black color of the berries as a result of the devils blood when he fell down from heaven and landed in the thorns of these bushes. The landscape of bushes on site represents a guarding fence towards all trespassers.

States of mind

All the tree houses will serve a different state of mind, also having different purposes. What they all have in common is that they are habitable spaces, which physically aim to manifest and accommodate emotion or state of mind.

The perfect hideaway

This tree house is a self sufficient hideaway, aiming to convey the state of avoidance.

The space is a further development of the housing of early savages where the nobles in the clan would live in spaces in the trees to stay protected and untouched by the society.

By collecting rainwater and re sourcing power from the river you have the possibility of surviving in this space for a longer period of time. The interior accommodates the essential needs by combining various technologies like the concept of a tent, micro housing, hydropower and water destillation.

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