vardehaugen uses real scale drawings to map out its future architectural projects

vardehaugen uses real scale drawings to map out its future architectural projects


vardehaugen uses real scale drawings to map out its future architectural projects
all images courtesy of vardehaugen

 

 

 

led by architect håkon matre aasarød, vardehaugen is an oslo-based firm currently working on a number of schemes at a variety of different scales. in order to better visualize its work, the design team has developed a method of ‘real scale drawing’ that allows a form of human occupation, even before a project is built. the 1:1 drawings are mapped out in the courtyard behind vardehaugen’s studio using lasers, chalk, and tape. the architects believe that this ensures a greater understanding of size and proportion, enabling them to take a stroll through the ‘building’ to gain an understanding of dimensions and spatial sequences.

 

‘the ability to visualize the unbuilt is an important part of the architectural profession,’ explains vardehaugen. ‘both in order to evaluate and communicate concepts and solutions. however, the bodily sensation of scale or the notion of simply walking through a room cannot be experienced through traditional 3D visualizations or scaled models. architecture is not an abstract geometrical size, but something concrete that relates to our bodily existence and the world around us.’

vardehaugen-real-scale-drawings-designboom-02
the 1:1 drawings are mapped out in the courtyard behind vardehaugen’s studio

vardehaugen-real-scale-drawings-designboom-02
see a video and more information on the studio’s instagram

vardehaugen-real-scale-drawings-designboom-02
lasers, chalk, and tape are used to map out the various spaces

vardehaugen-real-scale-drawings-designboom-02
testing the plan of ‘cabin vardehaugen’ on site

  • So… sounds incredibly complicated and resource-intensive. Why not buy an HMD like the Oculus?

    Sam Ganj
    May 04, 2016
  • There’s this thing called an HTC Vive – this will save you a LOT of trouble.

    TenTonTITAN
    May 04, 2016
  • wasn’t this in an episode of “Friends”?

    steve
    Apr 25, 2016
  • Even with the real scale drawing, the toilet is still in the wrong place in the first photograph.

    baris
    Apr 25, 2016

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

comments policy

PRODUCT LIBRARY

a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

designboom will always be there for you

milan, new york, beijing, tokyo,  since 1999
X
5