Fall 2023


The architecture department has had a visit from artist Anna Samsøe, who has introduced the team to casting in paraffin. Initially, student groups were given a block of paraffin, which was to be seen as the landscape, and from this they had to subsequently extract the material, which had to be recast and subsequently placed on/in the landscape. The students had to make a choice in relation to how much material is extracted while the landscape (the block) continues to form a stable base. The casts were to suggest a complete building (or a building element) that would be transformed (remelted) into its final ruin form via a built-in cotton thread.

The casting technique and the material also allow everything to be recycled. The project is an obvious comment on climate-damaging extractions of resources worldwide.