In this project I represent an imagined not-for-profit organization, who has developed a design methodology or system where the scope of the architect is expanded. I am incorporating the processes that lie ahead of the chosen building components before they become one assemblage of elements - a piece of architecture. This curatorial approach to the role of the architect is demonstrated through a prototype housing project in Bergen, where I have worked with a specific supplier as well as local craftsmen. I also work with skill and time as value, in addition to capital.
One of the general intentions or design principles of the organization is to intentionally collide local craftsmanship and industrial fabrication, to craft the encounter between these different ways of working, and reflect on how they shape how we think. How could we use modern industry to make our dwellings affordable but maintain a diverse and locally anchored expression? Can we through a curatorial approach and careful articulation come closer to an architecture that is less alienating to its inhabitants?