House For Aging Performers

House For Aging Performers

Slåmotgangen, Oslo, Norway

What is the new collective? The retired population in Norway is growing, and age is not enough; common interests is the gathering factor. This four-story structure invites the public in on both the ground floor and the third floor for while 12 performance artists and contemporary dancers with a collective idea of intimacy, living and interest of a common life after they retire from their professions can structure their home environment with heavy curtains as only walls creating the desired privacy.

– collective for 12 elderly performers
– ground floor and third floor open to the public (via elevator)
– ground floor with only back wall, roof with no ceiling (closer to the elements)
– 1st and 2nd floor private and available only to residents
– steel, heavy fabric, glass
– no walls, only translucent glass and heavy curtains separating flexible rooms and zones