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Holt O'Brien & Svingen Arkitektkontor

http://www.holtobrien.no

Myntgata 2, Oslo, Norway
Unbuilt exhibitions is a collaboration between two Oslo based emerging practices, Holt O’Brien and Svingen Arkitektkontor. The offices have worked together on a number of exhibitions, theoretical pieces and in 2018 started the Myntgata office collective together. Svingen Arkitektkontor's (est 2016) goal is to develop architecture through building. Holt O’Brien (est 2017) is a research and design studio working on all scales from detail design, exhibition to urban planning.

Unbuilt Archive


Exploring the importance of unbuilt work for emerging architecture practices

Unbuilt Archive


Exploring the importance of unbuilt work for emerging architecture practices
Exhibition and reflective texts on the importance of unbuilt work for emerging architecture practices
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  • Systemic changes

In the fall of 2018 we designed and curated an exhibition titled the Unbuilt House. The exhibition was a collection of models of unrealized projects by emerging architecture studios in Oslo. This exhibition was further developed as part of the Oslo Architecture Triennale in 2019.

The objective is to present the work architects do which is never seen and to show the importance of unbuilt work as a part of an architect’s professional development. Unbuilt projects can sometimes be even more influential than built projects because of their uncompromising purity and single mindedness.

For the Future Architecture Platform we would like to expand and develop this simple concept, creating a larger more permanent archive of unbuilt architecture. However instead of just presenting existing models we would like to reflect more deeply on the nature and importance of unbuilt work, specifically related to emerging practices. We plan to do this through an exhibition and analytical texts.


Short gif of some of the entrants in our previous Unbuilt House Exhibition 2019
Poster of previous exhibition as part of the 2019 Oslo Architecture Triennale under the theme ''DEGROWTH''

Opening night of the first Unbuilt House Exhibition 2018

Opening night of the first Unbuilt House Exhibition 2018

Opening night of the first Unbuilt House Exhibition 2018

Unbuilt Archive


Exploring the importance of unbuilt work for emerging architecture practices

Unbuilt Archive


Exploring the importance of unbuilt work for emerging architecture practices
Exhibition and reflective texts on the importance of unbuilt work for emerging architecture practices
File under
Type of project
  • Systemic changes

In the fall of 2018 we designed and curated an exhibition titled the Unbuilt House. The exhibition was a collection of models of unrealized projects by emerging architecture studios in Oslo. This exhibition was further developed as part of the Oslo Architecture Triennale in 2019.

The objective is to present the work architects do which is never seen and to show the importance of unbuilt work as a part of an architect’s professional development. Unbuilt projects can sometimes be even more influential than built projects because of their uncompromising purity and single mindedness.

For the Future Architecture Platform we would like to expand and develop this simple concept, creating a larger more permanent archive of unbuilt architecture. However instead of just presenting existing models we would like to reflect more deeply on the nature and importance of unbuilt work, specifically related to emerging practices. We plan to do this through an exhibition and analytical texts.


Short gif of some of the entrants in our previous Unbuilt House Exhibition 2019
Poster of previous exhibition as part of the 2019 Oslo Architecture Triennale under the theme ''DEGROWTH''

Opening night of the first Unbuilt House Exhibition 2018

Opening night of the first Unbuilt House Exhibition 2018

Opening night of the first Unbuilt House Exhibition 2018


Idea by

Holt O'Brien & Svingen Arkitektkontor
Myntgata 2
Oslo
Norway
Unbuilt exhibitions is a collaboration between two Oslo based emerging practices, Holt O’Brien and Svingen Arkitektkontor. The offices have worked together on a number of exhibitions, theoretical pieces and in 2018 started the Myntgata office collective together. Svingen Arkitektkontor's (est 2016) goal is to develop architecture through building. Holt O’Brien (est 2017) is a research and design studio working on all scales from detail design, exhibition to urban planning.