Spring 2017
Re-Store: MaintenanceMaster Studio. AHO. 
Amandine Kastler, Erlend Skjeseth, Andrea Pinochet

In the 1984 film “…men Olsenbanden var ikke død”, Edvard Munch’s Scream is stolen and smuggled down the hose of a vacuum cleaner by a thief masquerading as a cleaning lady. She escapes the museum unseen, cloaked by the ordinariness of maintenance. Society places little value on the status of maintenance work in private, domestic and public space. 

This year the Re-Store studio will seek to understand maintenance as a key form of preservation and preservation as an act of maintenance. The unassuming banality of maintenance systems allows them to surreptitiously become destructive and constructive acts of preservation. We will explore the impact of acts of maintenance as they transcend the preservation of cities, buildings and objects.   

Taking the Munch Museum as a case study, we shall respond to the long-term research project City of Dislocation. The project identifies that within the next few years, the government’s policy of centralization will affect more than twenty of Oslo’s biggest institutions, each abandoning their purpose-built headquarters, either because of relocation or closure. Built in 1963 to maintain and exhibit Munch’s collection it has been deemed no longer fit for purpose and will be left vacant when the collection moves to the new museum.
Study trip: London and Athens
Studio Guests: Daniel Ayat (Parsons), Eirik Bøhn (AHO), Chris Pierce (Architectural Association), Erik Langdalen (AHO), Toni Kauppila (KHIO), Aram Mooridian (Cambridge)

Material History: Reading and Design of Structures
Master seminar. AHO.
Andrea Pinochet

Introductory course to the history of construction materials and construction techniques.
The course is presented through a set of case studies - following the evolution of the architectural thought and practice across time. The course is based on seminar discussion and we will use drawing, model making and class presentations to examine multiple works, analysing the design process, material qualities and embedded structural concepts in relation to the context that fostered their creation.

How did we, for example, actually build our ancient temples without the machines and techniques we have today? How did the invention of rolled steel changed the course of history in architecture and the world? How can we make 6cm thick shells that span a football field, or house a horizontal silo? And how did Corbusier make the roof of Ronchamp float? From simple, short or tall buildings; to sophisticated and complex structures; we will delve in the world of construction, seeking answers to questions like this, in the drawing board, archives and site visits.

Study trips: New National Museum, Deichmanshe Akse w/ Juan Ruiz Anton, Florian Kosche Dip.Ing.

Andrea Pinochet
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