Our starting point is the people the client wants frame-works for.
We examine how the place can maximize the social, environmental and economic value.
Our approach to a task is based on a fundamental understanding of the place and the phenomenon’s that characterize it.
We have worked with architecture as a social actor and facilitator in numerous projects. We create open systems that enable different individuals to choose between degrees of privacy and publicity, and turn introvert functions into possible meetings and conversation topics..
All projects are integrated in the given place and strengthen the local identity and culture as much as possible.
POINT has conducted many types of tasks, big and small, but in any scale we always conceptualize our projects from a preoccupation with human expression, interaction and social sustainability.
The focal point of our projects is consistently about the meeting between people, and we aim to create architecture that as a first priority facilitates openness and stronger communities. For us, it is essential to regard social sustainability as the primary premise of spatial design, in the belief that interpersonal relationships, communication and mutual understanding are essential prerequisites for the development of the best possible society.
This project is an example of how we find a point and maximize its potential.
The Hercules Pavilion were built by King Christian IV in 1606. Classicistic addition by C. F. Harsdorf in 1773.
For The Hercules pavilions outdoor restaurant we were commissioned by The Agency for Palaces and Cultural Properties, to make a building to service the pavilion with much needed storage. After an analysis of the site, we suggested that instead of making a building - to work with an alternative solution. As the building should not be used to stay within, we proposed instead a large storage bench that could contain all the m3 needed.
In that way we got a volume that did not need waivers from the conservation authorities and respected the beautiful old historic building. The furniture becomes an asset for the users of the garden all year round.
This project is an example of how several points and their relations can work like acupuncture to create a greater impact. The project provides social interaction, recycling of materials and an expansion of the invested economy.
To experience art often takes place within the traditional art institutions framework and many people do not visit.
We have developed a platform that creates a welcoming and open framework that individually relates to the specific installed art and the place they are. ArtPoints has a human scale, and you can enter and actively use them. In the city, they offer a passage or a pause with a built-in experience.
POINT will as architects, together with the cultural institutions take care of the frame's relation to the city, while the curators have the possibility to change the materiality and design of the inside to strengthen the individual work and experience as much as possible. With Art Points the cultural institutions gets a unique opportunity to engage in a dialogue with the city and make the artworks accessible to the entire population.
A proposition. A purpose. A particular detail, thought or quality.
A specific location or place, seen as a spatial position.
A path through two or more points.
A flat surface extending infinitely in all directions.
The boundless three-dimensional extent in which objects and events occur.
The progression into the future with the passing of present events into the past.
A position or point in physical space that something occupies.
Telling a story that describes a sequence of events.
A set of guiding principles outlining a course of action.
The shape, visual appearance, or configuration of an object.
Sustainability is the capacity to endure. For humans, sustainability is the potential for long-term maintenance of well being, which has social, environmental, and economic dimensions.
"Time is a marvelous tangle where, at any moment, points can be selected and solutions invented, without beginning or end"
LINA BO BARDI