2018.01, The Oslo School of Architecture and Design
Drawing on Novelty: A history of the new, by Michael North, a consideration on historical and philosophical attempts at defining the NEW, and the
openness that the term NOVELTY conjures.
To alter. To remain. To repeat. To substitute. Originality. Autonomy.
Can the quality of not having been before be perceived in something (in a place, or a work of architecture)?
Is the familiar really necessary, in the places we inhabit and dwell?
What of the NEW lives on, as something identifiable or describable?
What, of our material - the city, the dwelling – is recurring, recombining?
Conceptual and physical positions in art and architecture:
Asnago + Vender
Ryue Nishizawa + Rei Naito
Lacaton + Vassal
The Queensland House
Concorde, Wolfgang Tillmans
Nest or Cave, Sou Fujimoto
Before House, City and Forest, Sou Fujimoto
To Live: between earth and sky, drawing on own translations of Mellom Jord og Himmel (Between Earth and Sky), by Christian Norberg-Schulz
Photographs by Matthew Anderson