Using the city of Braila in Romania (a post-industrial, post-communist city with economic and population decline) as the field of operation, an international group of students and teachers has been exploring forms of operational capital that go beyond economy to develop architectural approaches. As such we have been working both in the studio in Bergen and on the field in the city to explore and ignite latent potentials derived from the particularities of the context - latent potentials such as the creative potential of users, the undervalued Communist era heritage, new forms of micro-urbanisms, an abundance of space and building stock formed as a result of economic and demographic contractions, etc. As part of our field work, we have sought ways to test and calibrate the architectural approaches through direct actions, such as built interventions, participatory processes, interviews or presentations - a dialectical process where performance forms a way of thinking and doing architecture and is a central part of the process of "how to" maximize the affect with limited means.
Frokostmøte er eit samarbeid mellom Bergen kommune, Hordaland fylkeskommune og Fylkesmannens Landbruksavdeling, Husbanken, Høgskolen i Bergen og Bergen Arkitekthøgskole. Møta er gratis og opne for alle. Les meir.
Professor of Architecture, spec sustainability Harald N Røstvik, BAS, presents himself at 1200 on 27 May. His 20 minutes presentation will include his latest research on what the sunshine revolution will mean to architecture and urbanisme.
Fem masterstudenter fra BAS prefabrikerer elementer på Flaen sagbruk som skal settes sammen til et vertikalt gjestehus for Hurdal Økolandsby. Arild Eriksen forteller om prosessen så langt. kl. 1200 i store auditorium
Come by and see a presentation of our partner school in Mumbai, India. From 7.-12. May we will have a group of 10 students from this school visiting BAS and participating on different study activities.