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WEDNESday, february the 29th
A number of Krabbesholms architecture students have from floor plans and information relating to the new project, given their views on how they think the new buildings designed by Mos Architects, will work. The different views and comments can be read below:
Gina, Marte, Fia and Kaja
We more or less share the same views on Krabbesholm’s proposed new buildings: The first impression is the starkness of the design in contrast to the school’s existing architecture. The buildings look very solid, dominating and perhaps too large for the space? We get the sense that the buildings hold unneccesary numbers of squaremeters and rooms. Would there be too many teaching spaces in the school overall? On the other hand, the school is growing, so the teaching space should increase accordingly.
Jesper, Thomas and Laust
Both the facades and roofs are clad in fibre cement panels and the slope of the roof is the same on all the new buildings. The formal language used throughout the design is clear and simple.
Johannes + Gustav
We think MOS Architects have done some really interesting projects. They have designed lounge-areas for parties and they continue to experiment with their aesthetics. MOS’ design for the extension at Krabbesholm Højskole is similar to a number of their previous projects, which have also been concerned with manipulating the traditional pitched roof building. This is done by using the same material on roofs and exterior walls, resulting in a smooth transition between the two with no ‘edge’. The very high roofs and large windows can also be found in other projects. We think that the choice of material fits with that of the existing graphic design studio, workshop and student dorms. The overall design of the new buildings has a clear relationship to the main building, which also has a pitched roof.
This last year I certainly got the wrong impression of the project. I though it was supposed to be another gallery (like bow-wow's Four Boxes Gallery) and that skoven 1 & 2 would continue to be student rooms.
Asger Skov Rasmussen and Julie Mikkelsen
Krabbesholm is not an ordinary school. It’s a creative playground. Here you get to meet new people with sometimes the same interests and sometimes totally different ones. But you all play together at the playground and you all get along more or less.
Christian and Kristoffer
We were very excited, when we first heard about the project and about the idea of creating a close-knit arrangement of different studios. This is guaranteed to give you a better insight into what everyone’s working on.
Photo: Marie Emilie Larsen
Tuesday, february the 21th
Interview with Johannes Timo BÖving, Architecture student at Krabbesholm Højskole, Spring 2012
What do you think about the proposed extension at Krabbesholm?
”Judging by the plans alone my first impression is that the arrangement is rather chaotic. The relationship to the existing buildings behind the main building seems odd. However, when taking into account that the current student dorms are to be refurbished and act as future graphics and art studios, it makes a lot more sense for the new buildings to be placed so close to the existing.”
The new buildings will be nearly 9m tall. What impact do you think this will have on the location and the spaces inside the buildings?
”My previous comment about the seemingly strange location and arrangement of the buildings is linked to the height. These are structures at a large scale, but as they are placed relatively close to the main building, I think it just might work. The main building is a lot taller and acts as the ’center’ for all the buildings and activities on campus. With the new buildings acting as a extension of this center, their height suddenly isn’t so startling. With regards to the rooms inside the buildings, I love the large light-filled spaces and the heigh ceilings. Openness, spaciousness and air are very important when creating a pleasant working environment.”
The concept of the new buildings is to bring the different subjects closer together, physically and academically – windows will provide a constant visual connection between the studios (Architecture, Design and photography). What are your thoughts about a learning environment where you are working in such close proximity to other disciplines?
”I think it’s great that the school emphasises interdisciplinary collaboration, and that the different subjects are not seperate but form one single unit. I like the idea of walking through the studios and getting a sense of all the different projects. You can get inspired by your fellow students’ work. Hopefully the new buildings will function as one big creative studio space.
Basically I just really like the concept of reorganising the campus, so that the teaching spaces are behind the main building and all the social activities are at the front. The current photography studio will become a communal space for the students, a ”Student House’. The best part is that the outdoor recreational space is just outside. I wish I’d get the chance to experience the new spaces and facilities”.
MOnday, FebruarY The 13th
Krabbesholm Højskole is currently in the process of expanding its studio spaces and workshops. The school’s new buildings are to be placed at the northern end of the campus. The total area is 600m2. The new buildings will provide workspaces for three of the school’s main subjects: Design, Architecture and Art, as well as a smaller photography studio. The idea of expanding the school developed as the teaching got increasingly ambitious. The project aims to unite the school’s five main subjects; thereby encouraging collaboration and interdisciplinary teaching, and avoiding the establishment of independent specialised teaching units. The new buildings will form a so-called “teaching village”, located behind the school’s main building, improving the education for all.
The architects behind the project are the up-and-coming firm MOS architects, based in New York.
MOS architects started their practice in 2003. The name is derived from an abbreviation of the main architects’ names. The office aims to pull architecture from its pedestal, keeping the designs simple and down to earth. Since day one MOS’ projects have been developed around a communal table; emphasising collaboration, playful experimentation and more serious research. The resulting architecture is derived from an interest in cultural and environmental issues and a wish to create a diverse range of spaces.
Long ago, when Krabbesholm Højskole wasn’t yet a school specialising in the Arts, the site was organised with agricultural buildings behind the main building and students living in the buildings along the main road. The idea of this project is to reestablish a separation between student dorms, workshops and studios.
In the future the school wishes to expand even further: The plan is to demolish the current student dorms found adjacent to the graphics and art studios. This will give way to new studios for the art and graphic design departments. Eventually the students will move into ‘Håndværkerbygningen’ next to the ‘Four Boxes Gallery’. This further expansion of the school will take place during the fall 2012.