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40 671 Restore: Weather

Full course name in English: 
Restore: Weather
40 671
Syklus 2
2024 Vår
2024 Vår
Maksimum antall studenter: 
Erik Fenstad Langdalen

Admission to AHO and successful completion of three years bachelor level studies (180 ECTS).

Om emnet

Restore: Weather is an experimental preservation studio in a series of courses exploring how architecture can be redefined through the reuse, transformation and preservation of what is already built. This semester will be dedicated to weather in all its forms and meanings, and its implications for the construction, care and understanding of architecture. Weather constantly dominates news headlines across the world, reporting on floods, rain storms, drought, landslides, wildfires, blizzards and tornados, giving proof of accelerating human-induced global warming. Arguably, architecture is all about weather, providing shelter against the violent forces of nature, spurring creative acts of construction and maintenance. Weather is constructing building codes and regulations, turning architecture into a complex set of material composites and maintenance-schedules. Weather is both science and poetry, chronicled through time as surveys and statistics, but also in the form of painting, literature, sculpture, film and photography. Weather is at the center of preservation, activating core questions of the discipline, relating to patina, authenticity, originality, authorship and more. The studio asks for speculative explorations of weather as a broad cultural phenomenon, as well as specific architectural propositions on how to deal with weather in the reuse, transformation and preservation of architecture.


The studio is part of the research project “Provenance Projected. Architecture Past and Future in the era of Circular Economy”, run by Mari Lending and Erik Langdalen


Knowledge: Students will be familiarized with the history and the physics of weather, and how weather influences the practice of preservation, reuse and transformation.

Skills: Methods and skills required to work within the discipline of preservation, reuse and transformation, like archival work, survey, value assessment, drawing, model building i.a.

General competence: The students will be encouraged to take a critical and experimental approach towards the discipline.

Praktisk organisering og arbeidsmåter

The teaching is a combination of desk crits, pin ups/reviews, lectures and excursions. The studio has normally two teaching days a week. There will be both a midterm and a final review with guest critics.

Excursion to a location with rough weather (to be decided)


Link to course literature registered in Leganto

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