The Deichmannske media station project aimed at producing four media stations that could show all kinds of media including a big film archive to visitors of the
This is an OCEAN Design Research Association project
The project was a collaboration between the Deichmannske library as the initiator and client, OCEAN design research network, Oslo School of Architecture and Design, HFG Offenbach, Germany, and the YNOR boat builder company of Kragerø, Norway.
The project aimed at investigating a systems approach to design and a integral design process. It involved a large scale investigation of the Deichmannske main library as a system of information exchange, study site, temporary work space, social hub, etc.
The project won a price from the Norwegian Design Council in 2008 for its systems approach.
Diagrams and visualisations from the systems analyses of the Deichmannske library
The material realisation of the media stations involved a innovative material system, digital composite construction technology, a custom made interface delivered by a external company and a innovative programmed light system which was triggered by sensor technology.
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From the finalisation of computer, sound and light system.
The project was disseminated when it comes to the systems aspect of the project in the article A systems approach to design learning.
Sevaldson, B. (2008). A System Approach to Design Learning. Systemisches Denken und Integrales Entwerfen / System thinking and Integral Design. A. Menges. Offenbach, Präsident der Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach am Main.
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This publication also analysed other aspects of the project.
The development of the pods is done under supervision of Michael Hensel from OCEAN design research network, professor Achim Menges from HFG Offenbach and Professor Birger Sevaldson from AHO.
Technical installations by Knut Karlsen and Gunnar Bothner Bye
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