Nilsson
Pflugfelder
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Critical Spatial Design,
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::: Nilsson Pflugfelder :::
Projects
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Hubs / Pavilions
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Pop-Up Parliament
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London, UK
2014 - 2013
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Residential
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House F-M
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Nottinghamshire, UK
2014 - 2013
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Writings / Publications
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What (else) could
architecture do...
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in: bettery magazine
2013
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betterymagazine.com
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Akin to the prevailing farm typology of the region, the main house and its adjoining outbuildings are formed around a courtyard. Given the complex planning situation, various development options are carefully studied - how can the new addition become an integral part of its setting. The house is intended to be prefabricated, using the Baufritz system, whereas the outbuildings are to be traditionally constructed on site by a local contractor.
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House M
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Devon, UK
2014 - 2013
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Residential
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Coniston Cricket
Pavilion
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Grizedale Arts
Coniston, UK
2013
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Competition
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Pavilions
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A feasibility study for a residential roof extension of a Victorian terrace in East London probing various development scenarios. Two diametrically opposed versions were pursued: a low, ‘de-materialised’ option - an architecture of disappearance; and a larger, more volumetric option consciously straddling the line between mansard roof and a hovering, glowing spaceship.
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Penthouse MA
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London, UK
2013
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Residential
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For the new Visitor Centre at Glentleiten we propose a volume that is perceived as a solitary wooden block set apart from its context, whilst simultaneously being engaged in a discreet dialogue with the neighbouring buildings. As the focal point for the entire outdoor museum, the proposed visitor centre consciously establishes no clear hierarchy in terms of direction and orientation. Organised around a patio, the compact volume offers a highly flexible and efficient programmatic layout that is open to change over time.
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Visitor Centre
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Freilichtmuseum Glentleiten
Glentleiten, Germany
2013
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Competition
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Museums / Leisure
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Relatively Absolute is a group exhibition that brings together new work created by artists-in-residence during 2012, alongside source material that has informed its production.
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this is tomorrow review by Maggie Gray

Review by Emily Weissang
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www.wysingartscentre.org


12 x 12 x 12 x 2.5-3.5
The Triptych
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Relatively Absolute
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Wysing Arts Centre
Cambridge, UK
2013
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Group Show with Luke Abbott, Salvatore Arancio, Jonathan Baldock, Ed Atkins, Edwin Burdis, Patrick Coyle, Nicolas Deshayes, Emma Hart, Nilsson Pflugfelder, Flora Parrott, Philomene Pirecki, Elizabeth Price, Stuart Whipps
Art Projects / Shows
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In an era where the immaterial is continually replacing the physical and tangible, Nilsson Pflugfelder propose that a museum such as the Surgeons’ Hall Museum could offer a real and productive counterbalance to the virtual in that it becomes a place with a strong sense of tangible physicality. That the displayed items are graspable and close to the audience is an asset that needs to be emphasised - it becomes the overarching concept for the new exhibition architecture and the proposed publicly accessible archive.
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Surgeons' Hall Museum
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Royal Surgeons of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, UK
2012
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Proposal
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As a hybrid, the pavilion straddles along the edge of apparent opposites; in constant dialogue with itself, its context and, most of all, its visitors. To a certain extent it is a form of paradox: a multi-referential assemblage in the form of one coherent gesture - an evasion of fixed certainties.

“I always prefer uneven ground with strange shapes - they guarantee a successful garden. Thank goodness for geological accidents.”
Luis Barragán, Secret Gardens Lecture, 06.10.1951
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Rock | Craft | Shrine
Archivo Pavilion
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Archivo Diseño y Arquitectura
Mexico City, Mexico
2012
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Competition
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Given the specific urban and social context around Wood Street in Walthamstow, only an unshakable optimism in the public realm, derived from decisive interventions which aim to activate the potential of the given site, will yield maximum benefit for residents, Woodside School and other local stakeholders. Through an approach akin to relational art tactics, our proposal is a form of Linear Fun Palace that - both at the scale of a multitudinous and decentralised artwork as well as at the larger urban scale - enables various uses, reactions and events to unfold: The users are simultaneously actors and spectators on a theatrical stage of sorts.
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Linear Fun Palace
Woodside Frontages
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LBWF / Outer London Fund
London, UK
2012
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Proposal
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In its second guise post-Manifesta 9, the Verbandkammer moves from the ground floor gallery to FLACC’s spaces on the first floor where the various elements will be reconfigured to enable and guide future thinking and production at the institution. The structure has no final form or predestined end. Along with its host-institution it is constantly in the making.
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www.flacc.info

(Re-)Staging Institutional Memory
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FLACC
Genk, Belgium
2012
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Central to our proposal for the 2013 edition of the Floating Cinema is a need to overcome the confines of a narrowboat: to horizontally and vertically expand and open up, to produce something that is more than its individual components. Thus, the narrowboat is conceived as a hull carrying a platform on which events can unfold, a base from which the quayside can temporarily be colonised. The Floating Cinema is expanded to become a real social hub.
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Floating Cinema
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The Legacy List / UP Projects
London, UK
2012
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Competition / Shortlist of 4
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Residential
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Museums / Exhibition Design
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Pavilions
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Cultural / Public Spaces
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Institutional / Archives
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Cultural / Pavilions
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2012
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Collaboration with Something & Son on CREATE’s 2012 Cultural Olympiad commission Barking Bathhouse, a 375 sqm temporary cultural and leisure centre in Barking, UK.

Nilsson Pflugfelder were project architects for Something & Son’s Barking Bathhouse project, responsible for design, planning application, building regulations, tender documentation and process, construction and overall project management.
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Planning period: 10 weeks
Construction period: 10 weeks
Construction budget: £120,000
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Something & Son's Barking Bathhouse
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Something & Son / CREATE
Barking / London, UK
2012
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Nilsson Pflugfelder's installation for KXFS is a framework staging a multitude of discursive settings: lectures, screenings, discussions and workshops. Although tailored for two specific events - Vauxhall Ampera Forethought Series & Electric Future: Technology Week -, it is an open-ended system flattening several usually distinct programs into one coherent gesture and enabling a succession of infinite spatial and discursive possibilities.
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VA Forethought Series
Intelligence Squared / Wired / Wallpaper
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Kings Cross Filling Station KXFS
London, UK
2012
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“The small shrine has never left my mind, and I have become obsessed by one single question: how can a book be so large that one can build an entire shrine from it? The sheer size of that book frightens me; not the actual size, but the vast amount of knowledge this book must have contained.”
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Shrine
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Books Unfolded
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Berlin, Germany
2012
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Group Show with Maria Kriara, Anna Tautfest, Markus Miessen, Erik Göngrich, Nilsson Pflugfelder, Stamatios Giannikis, Andreas Angelidakis, Miriam Mlecek, Aristide Antonas, Markus Bader (raumlabor berlin), Thilo Folkerts
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As part of Manifesta 9 Parallel Events Nilsson Pflugfelder have been invited to ‘(re)present’ FLACC with a major installation as well as rethink how the institution as a ‘Workplace for Visual Arts’ might – at a structural level – operate in a more critical and self-reflective way. Through an archival method of praxis we have merged the two separate projects into one entity in which the life of FLACC is put on display: cultural production, workplace, residency, archive, administration, institution.
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Verbandkammer
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Manifesta 9
Parallel Events
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Genk, Belgium
2012
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Within the gallery is sited a black object which will become the central element of a much larger structure, once complete.
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The Cosmos is funded by Arts Council England and Paul Hamlyn Foundation.
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www.wysingartscentre.org

http://wysingsongs.tumblr.com

The Cosmos
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Wysing Arts Centre
Cambridge, UK
2012
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Group Show with Salvatore Arancio, Flora Parrott, Nilsson Pflugfelder, Stuart Whipps
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Leisure / Cultural
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Staging Discourse
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Art Projects / Shows
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Installations / Art Projects / Shows
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Art Projects / Shows
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“In the summer of 2212, there were a number of uncanny sightings around the UK. Sometime during the first week of July that year there was an incident at Kedleston Hall...”

The remains of these future events are scattered across the landscaped grounds of Kedleston - three interlinked physical manifestations of the incident. A core part of the project is the creation of multiple layers of narratives. The incidents and narratives are meant to set up future mirrors for Kedleston Hall to be reflected and seen anew.
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Playful Incident
The Kedleston Incident
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National Trust / Arts Council England
Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire, UK
2012
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with Beatrice Galilee
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Competition / Shortlist of 5
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A single-family house for a young family on a dramatically sloping site in the beautiful city of Würzburg. Although a nearly monolithic appearance to the outside, the inside is organised around a rift that cuts through the entire building.
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House L
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Würzburg, Germany
2012
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Feasibility Study
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For the second stop of the travelling exhibition Testify! at the German Centre for Architecture in Berlin (DAZ) the layout was based on a maze that lures the visitors in, completely immersing them with content. At the centre of the space there is a void functioning both as a discursive forum and as a relief away from the exhibition itself.
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Testify!
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Deutsches Architekturzentrum DAZ
Berlin, Germany
2012
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A former East London pub is being turned into a centre for contemporary art, with the gallery owners's residence on the top floor. The project explores the notion of the ‘pub(lic house)’ as a space of conversation, exchange and discourse as well as the potential of a domestic space attached to it. The culmination of the two elements turn the overall scheme into a highly flexible spatial model, which can facilitate and house multiple and diverse formats.
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Planning permission granted
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Wright's Road
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London, UK
2012 - 2011
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Planning Application
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Röldal’s new pilgrim centre is a body dialectically undulating between religious and secular experiences - a formal, spatial and atmospheric hybrid. The proposal is part of the present, but it is also deeply anchored with Röldal’s old stave church and its setting. The pilgrim centre takes its formal cues from the section of the existing church and the surrounding mountain formations, merging them into one simple yet intricate gesture.
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Pilgrim Centre
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Röldal, Norway
2012 - 2011
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Competition
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For the 2011 edition of Performa Biennial the temporary Hub is situated in an unused carriageway on Mott Street. It is simultaneously a ‘tunnel’ - uniformly painted in an intense blue colour -  drawing people in, as well as a space in its own right hosting performances, lectures, discussions, film screenings and a small bookshop. As such, the hub is conceived as a flexible space with movable furniture allowing for numerous spatial and programmatic configurations.
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Performa 11 Hub
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Performa Biennial
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New York, USA
2011
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a project by nOffice (Miessen Pflugfelder Nilsson)
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If the Performa 09 Hub was unashamedly public, on the edge of exhibitionism, the proposal for Performa 11 is characterised by a certain sense of mystery. Although it has a legible presence to the street, it presents a more layered experience that entails search, procession and intimacy. We have called it ‘The Church of Performa’.
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The Church of Performa
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Performa Biennial
New York, USA
2011
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Proposal
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a project by nOffice (Miessen Pflugfelder Nilsson)
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Pavilions / Installations
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Residential
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Exhibition Design
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Galleries / Residential
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Cultural
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Hubs / Biennials
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Hubs / Biennials
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On-Site
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Gwangju Biennale
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Gwangju, South Korea
2011
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a project by nOffice (Miessen Pflugfelder Nilsson)
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Invited by Beatrice Galilee,
Curator Communities Section
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Testify!
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Netherlands Architecture Institute NAI
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2011
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a project by nOffice (Miessen Pflugfelder Nilsson)
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Through an approach akin to relational art tactics, the proposal for the Outdoor Gallery of the City of Gdánsk competition presents a long ‘stripe’ that, both at the scale of a multitudinous and decentralised artwork as well as at the larger urban scale, enables various uses, reactions and events to unfold: The users are simultaneously actors and spectators on a theatrical stage of sorts. The Stripe is conceptually akin to Cedric Price’s Fun Palace albeit instead of being vertically organised, it is stretched horizontally as an integral and productive part of the surrounding urban context.
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Stripe
Outdoor Gallery of the City of Gdánsk
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Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art
Gdánsk, Poland
2011
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Invited Competition
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a project by nOffice (Miessen Pflugfelder Nilsson)
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Hubs / Biennials
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Exhibition Design
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Institutional / Cultural
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Institutional / Galleries
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Installations / Art Projects / Shows
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Residential
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Institutional / Cultural
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Institutional / Hubs
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Staging Discourse
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Within the context of a regional European research project spearheaded by the University of Lüneburg, we were invited by curator Julia Moritz to - within a very limited budget - rethink and develop a scheme for the refurbishment of the Kunstraum Lüneburg which has an interesting history and legacy as it was the original setting for the Interarchive project. The scheme builds on this discursive legacy by means of a continuous floor that folds up to become a deep wall - a space and a stage that through minimal interventions enable future events to unfold.
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Kunstraum Lüneburg
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Leuphana University
Lüneburg, Germany
2011
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a project by nOffice (Miessen Pflugfelder Nilsson)
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Invited by Julia Moritz
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‘Space Station’ is a spatial and social framework that, continuously and accumulatively, negotiates the relationship between various modes of production, display and its spatial envelope. Consisting of a series of open residencies and public activities, the project discusses and challenges models of presentation and mediation, whilst promoting the perception of architecture as an active device capable of probing and altering institutional settings and their political conditions.
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Space Station
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0047
Oslo, Norway
2011
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a project by nOffice (Miessen Pflugfelder Nilsson)
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A new villa type developed for a German prefab house manufacturer which merges barn and loft typologies. The type significantly expands the spatial potentials of prefab houses, whilst being highly efficient to construct.   
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Prefab House 'Barn'
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Munich, Germany
2011
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Feasibility Study
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a project by nOffice (Miessen Pflugfelder Nilsson)
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For this invited competition for a new temporary Kunsthalle in Berlin, nOffice, together with a prefab-manufacturer, developed a full-package approach for a major public institutional building, which could be realised for under 400'000 Euro. The design is based on the notion of using traditional prefab-units. Instead of providing an ultimately inflexible white cube, the proposal offers a highly differentiated spatial framework as a backdrop for a wide range of curatorial strategies. The scheme included interior and exterior scenarios, as well as a programmable floating space on the water, connected to the Kunsthalle.
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Temporary Kunsthalle
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Kulturprojekte Berlin
Berlin, Germany
2011 - 2010
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Invited Competition
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a project by nOffice (Miessen Pflugfelder Nilsson)
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Featured in Baunetzwoche #217
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Winning competition entry for a new arts centre at Loughborough University campus. The design ties together a disparate collection of functions as part of one unifying gesture. The Arts Centre & RADAR Hub will generate a lively and animated home for the arts on Loughborough campus. The Hub is intended to be RADAR at a meta-scale, acting as a broker and enabling cross-fertilisation across the board.
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www.arts.lboro.ac.uk/radar
RADAR Hub
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RADAR
Loughborough, UK
2011 - 2010
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Invited Competition - 1st Prize
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a project by nOffice (Miessen Pflugfelder Nilsson)
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A commission to conceive, design and build a conference setting for the Amsterdam-based organisation SKOR which develops exceptional art projects in relation to public spaces. The conference ‘Actors, Agents and Attendants’, held at Felix Meritis, Amsterdam, is the first in a series of symposia that will look at a variety of contexts in which traditional forms of public art commissioning might be in question, speculating on the cultural organisation of civility.
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Actors, Agents and Attendants
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SKOR
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2010
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2011
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2010
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Archives / Exhibition Design
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Installations / Art Projects / Shows
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Refurbishments
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Hubs / Staging Discourse
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Staging Discourse
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Galleries / Exhibition Design
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Archives / Hubs
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Residential
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Galleries / Archives
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For Manifesta 8 a display strategy and structure for the MoCHA Archive was developed. The Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art (MoCHA) began life as a small gallery in 1973. The archive is used as a catalyst for speculating on the origins and future of many of the recognised parameters in contemporary art, from identity politics to institutional critique. The design provides a framework which enables the MoCHA archive to be displayed and continuously reworked by the visitors throughout the duration of Manifesta 8.
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MoCHA Archive
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Manifesta 8 Biennial
Murcia, Spain
2010
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a project by nOffice (Miessen Pflugfelder Nilsson)
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The ‘Backbench’ is the centre piece of the ‘Overscore’ exhibition, situated in the central atrium of the Old Post Office, Manifesta 8’s main venue. Based on the layout of the British Parliament, with its spatial and procedural protocols, the Backbench is conceived as an intense discursive forum that both enables and structures the exchange of ideas. The Backbench acts as a Hub that allows different artist groups and social processes to operate within the exhibition as a form of ‘propositional critical machine’.
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Backbench
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Manifesta 8 Biennial
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Murcia, Spain
2010
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a project by nOffice (Miessen Pflugfelder Nilsson)
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Invited by Bassam El Baroni & Jeremy Beaudry
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A commission to design one of the main venues for Manifesta 8 Biennial in Murcia. After being closed for over 30 years, the former post office of Murcia was rethought and refurbished in order to open its doors once again, and this time for Manifesta 8. The iconic building situated in the city centre of Murcia housed part of the exhibition called ‘Overscore’ by curatorial collective ACAF.
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Antigua Oficina De Correos Y Telégrafos
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Murcia, Spain
2010
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a project by nOffice (Miessen Pflugfelder Nilsson)
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As a mix between generic application and site specific response, the intervention is part of a family of pop-up hubs developed for Performa's temporary satellites around the world. A minimum of elements are fine-tuned for maximum performance. Easy to build, cheap to construct and easy to adapt - a hybrid typology generating instant architecture.
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Hub 2.0
SCL2110
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Museo de Arte Contemporáneo MAC
Santiago de Chile, Chile
2010
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a project by nOffice (Miessen Pflugfelder Nilsson)
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Commissioned by Roselee Goldberg
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Throughout the 104, minimal but atmospherically strong archipelago-like interventions were dispersed, as a means to actively rethink the future of the European Union by enabling discursive production and productive conflict. The physical interventions were coupled with an immaterial script-like framework guiding the participatory interaction.
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La Fabrique Du Commun
kom.post
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Le 104 Centquatre
Paris, France
2010
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Funded by Relais Culture Europe
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Push to the centre, clear the periphery, condense and free up space, diversify routes, internalise change, optimise display and circulation, create spatial diversity - the fishbone structure as a specific, extendable and open framework to house 24 emerging galleries and various programs which together make up Art Forum’s Sektor Focus.   
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Sektor Focus
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Art Forum Berlin
Berlin, Germany
2010
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Invited Competition
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a project by nOffice (Miessen Pflugfelder Nilsson)
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The Archive of Spatial Aesthetics and Praxis (ASAP) is an archive chronicling various modes of spatial praxis that emerges after 2004 as part of a larger cultural, political and aesthetic discourse. Conceived as an archive of knowledge, which builds over time, ASAP collects, gathers and stores discourse of spatial aesthetics. Knowledge is distilled from information through its organisation via a digital knowledge-base, text and discourse, and objects. As a hub of activity the archive is produced and produces.
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Archive of Spatial Aesthetics and Praxis
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Berlin, Germany
2010 - 2009
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Proposal
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a project by nOffice (Miessen Pflugfelder Nilsson)
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To counterbalance the fragmentary shape of the existing villa, the addition was conceived as a free-standing piece of furniture without direct dialogue with the existing house.
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Villa Frösakull
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Halmstad, Sweden
2010 - 2009
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Archive Kabinett is the new HQ and gallery of Archive magazine, a bi-annual periodical and major resource for the visual arts and cultural knowledge production. This phased project produces a space that simultaneously works as gallery, lecture hall, library and launch venue. Archive Kabinett's purpose is to create a space where to experiment with formats and concepts related to the field of publishing, and to stimulate a challenging collaboration between artists, writers and curators, while exploring their roles.
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Archive Kabinett
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Archive Journal
Berlin, Germany
2010 - 2009
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a project by nOffice (Miessen Pflugfelder Nilsson)
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2009
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Hubs / Biennials
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Art Projects / Shows
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Residential
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Installations / Biennials
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Archives / Libraries
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Residential
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Institutional / Exhibition Design
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Leisure
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Exhibition Design
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Residential
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Design and construction of the Biennial’s central meeting and screening space, lecture hall, bookshop and lounge, located on the ground floor of the new Cooper Union building in Downtown Manhattan. A long and tall wall, which follows the section of a lowered ceiling and produces two kinds of spatial conditions: an open field in which directly visible programmes will take place, as well as a series of pockets, dug into the wall.
The Hub was built for a total of less than 15,000 USD and completed in less than a week.
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Performa 09 Hub
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Performa Biennial
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New York, USA
2009
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a project by nOffice (Miessen Pflugfelder Nilsson)
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Local architect: N. Lindsey
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Funded by the Graham Foundation
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Who would have thought that Dubai - constantly striving for new superlatives - would be open to inspiration from the Rhineland? The sensitivity for similarities and opposites on the part of the participating artists is a common thread throughout the exhibition, engendering unifying, cross-cultural potential. ‘Dubai Düsseldorf’ presents a fictional scenario in line with current sociological theories within the field of urban studies: the competition between the cities is conducted iconographically.
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Dubai Düsseldorf
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Kunstverein der Rheinlande und Westfalen
Düsseldorf, Germany
2009
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Group Show with Ayzit Bostan, Antje Majewski, Markus Miessen, Eva Munz, Ingo Niermann, Ralf Pflugfelder, Z.A.K.
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Redesign and refurbishment of a duplex penthouse in the city centre of Cologne. The existing listed building was almost entirely destroyed. The design is based on the marriage between the two top floors as well as two units on either floor into a series of interconnected and sometimes double-height spaces, which create the impression of being in a ‘house in a house’.
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Penthouse P
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Cologne, Germany
2009 - 2008
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a project by nOffice (Miessen Pflugfelder Nilsson)
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nOffice - in collaboration with curator Beatrice Galilee and graphic designers Z.A.K. - propose to design an ‘Archipelago’, as a Biennial within the Shenzhen Hongkong Biennial: The Archipelago will complement the Biennial. It will not be based in the central venues but will be strategically placed in different sites around the city as well as remote locations (taxis, airports, buses and trains). Central to this idea is the re-framing or highlighting of the SZHK Biennial in a focused and publicly accessible way. This strategy aims to counterpoint the breadth of the Biennial as a whole and promote an alternative agenda.
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Archipelago SZHK 09
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SZHK Biennial
Shenzhen / Hongkong, China
2009 - 2008
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Proposal
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a project by nOffice (Miessen Pflugfelder Nilsson)
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with Beatrice Galilee & Z.A.K.
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Design of an archive and cultural centre in the remote Swiss villages of Tschlin and Faernigen, with a satellite institution in Berlin.

The starting point for the HUO Archive is an ongoing inquiry by our practice, which is working on and around questions of archives, libraries, cultural centres, and - more specifically - on how to make archives productive, how to integrate, cross-pollinate and bastardise a plethora of cultural programmes into a single spatial unity.
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HUO Archive & Library
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Tschlin, Faernigen & Berlin
2008
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Proposal
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a project by nOffice (Miessen Pflugfelder Nilsson)
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with Michelle Nicol & Rudolph Schürmann
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Intricate, flexible, sustainable, bold, forward thinking and inexpensive: A single family house on a very tight budget. The client wanted to explore the possibility of a Zero Energy House, asking for a challenging design that would deal both with the difficult site (neighbouring buildings, slope), and to test whether it would be possible to do all this based on a sqm-price of less than 1'250 Euro.
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House O
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Bonn, Germany
2008
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a project by nOffice (Miessen Pflugfelder Nilsson)
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The notion of the art institution was questioned in a series of three exhibitions at the Arnolfini. The galleries are rethought as a space not only for passively displaying art, but also as a place where artefacts are actively being produced. Thus, the furniture for the exhibition becomes hybrid-furniture, enabling both production and display within one unit. To emphasise the atmosphere of the galleries as working spaces as well as distancing them from the omnipresent generic white cube, the exhibition furniture are utilitarian objects with deliberately awkward forms, dimensions and juxtapositions of uses - designed non-design.
Arnolfini Redefinition
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Arnolfini
Bristol, UK
2008
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a project by nOffice (Miessen Pflugfelder Nilsson)
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To balance the requirements of the brief and the conditions of the site within its larger context, a gesture weak enough to be added to and strong enough to relate to its context was required.
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Badhus Hudiksvall
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Hudiksvall, Sweden
2008
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Competition
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As the globally travelling show spends more time in containers than within the institutions that house its content, the storage system that guarantees safe shipping becomes the actual display framework.

On display in Dubai, New York, Berlin, Moscow, Geneva, Milan, Madrid, and London.
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Art & Entrepreneurship
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Credit Suisse
Zurich, Switzerland
Globally travelling exhibition
2008 - 2007
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a project by Miessen Pflugfelder
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A high-density housing scheme of 200 flats within a rural setting. All dwellings are based on a self-similar typology, forming a Tetris-like assembly. This allows for endless configurations. The proposal has no inherent final form. Consequently, adjustments can easily be made throughout the design process to fit the client's needs without compromising the overall concept of the project.
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Wohnpilot
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Graz, Austria
2008 - 2007
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Competition - 2nd Prize
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Libraries
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Pavilions / Galleries
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Pavilions
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Museums
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Leisure / Masterplanning
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The central issue of this competition for an extension to Asplund’s library is how can more architecture be added to this iconic and esteemed building, especially since it is very much an object of its own - an extreme solitaire. The only answer is ‘pure concept’ - a non-form - whereby the (new) iconic status is generated by the concept alone, the gesture of placing the new library extension above the existing building(s). This move is not only iconic, but also the very gesture that indirectly holds the entire ensemble together - the Fifth Element.
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Stockholm Public Library
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Stockholm, Sweden
2006
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Competition
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A proposal for a glass pavilion, situated in the central municipal park of Boras. It contains a gallery and a café, and forms the backdrop for outdoor performances. It also functions as a display or billboard informing visitors and passers-by about current events. The pavilion is a form of hybrid between building and park without negating a strong sculptural gesture.
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Hej Gallery
Glashuset
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Boras, Sweden
2006
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Competition
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The proposal for regenerating Walsall Waterfront starting with Wharfingers Cottage comprises three components: Preparing the Ground, The Hovering Box and The Urban Entertainment Wall. This is not architecture, but product design. A generic concept is applied to a specific situation, yielding a highly specific result. It forms an inherent self-similarity within the whole range of products. This does away with the precious aura of architecture. Instead, a highly adaptable process is put in place that results in utilitarian objects - products to be used, adapted, discarded, reused, recycled and enjoyed.
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Walsall Waterfront
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Walsall, UK
2005
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Competition
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The Kunsthalle Bremen has become a dysfunctional body. Thus, the new extension functions like a prosthesis that supports the existing building, it is to be wrapped around the old museum. The proposed thin vertical leg to the east of the Kunsthalle contains the support functions; it is then ‘bent’ over the existing building. The resulting horizontal bridge houses the exhibition spaces, which are conceived as independent boxes capable of being both lit artificially or by modulated indirect natural light. A symbiotic non-dialectical relation between new and old is formed.
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Kunsthalle Bremen
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Bremen, Germany
2005
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Competition
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Underground station, parking garage, public square, semi-underground art gallery, post-war housing estates and supermarket: On a logistically and socially complex site, the sports hall was conceived as an infra-structure linking, connecting and enabling various social interactions and events.
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Tensta Sports Hall
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Tensta, Sweden
2005
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Competition
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2008
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Masterplanning / Hubs
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The Mediatheque's spatial and operative framework within the Duas Barras Masterplan consists of a building, a script for use, and a series of mobile components and furniture that allow the space to change over time. It proposes more content via more intelligence, more service, more knowledge, and less effort. The program is stripped bare to expose the essentials of infrastructure and service, strategised as a series of spatial overlaps and hybrid typologies that begin to describe new social relationships and dynamics, intelligently curated to produce new content.
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Mediatheque
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Duas Barras, Brazil
2010
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Feasibility Study
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a project by nOffice (Miessen Pflugfelder Nilsson)
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Residential / Masterplanning
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The proposal stitches or weaves together the disjunctive urban fabrics of small-scale villas from the beginning of the 20th century and the large post-war housing estates by extending the latent vectors of the existing urban fabric.
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Lyngby-Taarbaek
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Copenhagen, Denmark
2004
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Competition
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The ‘On-Site’ Hub at the Gwangju Biennale is a hybrid typology merging parliamentary, sacral and theatrical layouts into a productive, discursive and social stage. Through the merging of different typological forms and formats a certain density of use is generated that yields a sense of programmatic friction. Encounters within this spatial framework are never pure and straightforward, but to a certain extent also convoluted and potentially conflicting. The Hub is the centre of the Communities Section within the Gwangju Biennale.
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A commission by curator Lukas Feireiss to design the exhibition ‘Testify!’ at the NAI in Rotterdam. As a travelling exhibition, it is conceived as a coherent kit-of-parts, which can easily respond to numerous spatial typologies whilst retaining a strong identity.   
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Residential
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The pragmatics of the gesture: the undesirable ground level given over to parking and garden shed, the panoramic middle conceived as a hovering glazed pavilion, and on the top the withdrawal into privacy as a seclusive bedroom with an expansive roof terrace.
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House O St
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Bonn, Germany
2008
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Feasibility Study
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a project by nOffice (Miessen Pflugfelder Nilsson)
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Art Projects
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12 x 12 x 12 x 2.5-3.5
The Folly
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2014 - 2013
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Hubs / Pavilions
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Social Hub
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Berlin / London
2014 - 2013
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with Marina Os.
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Residential
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Flat A & B
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Hackney / London, UK
2013
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News / Upcoming
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As a stylised miniature mountain range, the proposal for the new Coniston Cricket Pavilion unabashedly draws its shape from the silhouette of the surrounding hills of the Lake District, whilst, at the same time, standing out as a somewhat artificial artefact. Being both alien and native to its setting, the pavilion, as a state of exception, becomes an attraction and focal point for residents and visitors alike.
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As part of our ongoing engagement with RADAR and Loughborough University’s Art Department we are currently developing a new, free-standing polycarbonate screen that will act as a billboard and backdrop for events, whilst also improving the thermal performance of the existing 1960 curtain wall.
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School of the Arts & RADAR Arts Centre Facade
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Loughborough University / RADAR
Loughborough, UK
2014 - 2012
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Institutional
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Writings / Publications
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nOffice were invited by Studio 1 / Stefano Di Martino of the Architecture Department at the Leopold-Franzens-Universität in Innsbruck to develop a small publication without a predetermined brief. The resulting book attempts to archive informal modes and references of Nilsson Pflugfelder’s design production: archive, inventory, retrieval, obsessions, limits - the publication as design method.  
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Design: An Introduction
Correspondents #4
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University of Innsbruck
Innsbruck, Austria
2011 - 2010
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by nOffice (Miessen Pflugfelder Nilsson)
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On a spectacular coastal site in Devon Nilsson Pflugfelder have been commissioned to design a new-build house and artist studio for a couple running a printing press - an entirely bespoke design whilst using standard elements, details and materials from the Baufritz system.
Due to planning constraints, construction efficiency and thermal performance, the house is conceived as a compact volume.
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Planning permission granted
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House O
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Devon, UK
2014 - 2013
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