Temporary Homes

Location: Sortedam Public School, Copenhagen, Denmark
Client: Sortedam Public School
Type: Education
Status: Finished
Team members: Rasmus Frisk, Jeanette Frisk


The temporary home phase primarily focuses on applying principals within subjects such as math, physics and social sciences to architectural practices. Students are given the opportunity to be architects for the day and solve real world problems by applying their newly acquired design knowledge. For example, students use mathematic equations to construct building measurements in scale to gain an understanding of how math shapes the physical built environment.

Prior to the beginning of this phase, students are given a brief lecture outlining the process of how architects design buildings highlighting the importance of using mathematical equations. Students are then introduced to the concepts of building, design at municipal and local levels and project proposals.

Once students have been informed by the lecture, they then begin to review mathematics in relation to design concepts such as open space and plot sizes. A careful look at various architectural drawings such as plans, sections and elevations with the concept of scale in mind help students to fully grasp an understanding of all facets of being an architect.

Subsequently, students apply newly acquired knowledge and math lessons to find a local plan for a building site to work with later in the workshop. Important steps in the working process include calculating plot sizes, building models to scale and designing buildings and urban spaces. By teaching students how to apply mathematics to architecture, they gain real world experience and knowledge.


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