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Designing Time: A Laboratory for Time Based Design

Designing Time is an experimental design studio at the Oslo School of Architecture, where the students are engaged in time based issues. The studio serves as a laboratory to invent, develop and test strategies and techniques relevant to time based design. Working with time helps students to develop the ability to investigate relations and systems and to understand these through time based analyses and abstraction. The students start with observations of real life phenomena. The observations lead to discovery of opportunities for interventions and in some cases innovation. The essay goes through several concepts and cases of time based design.


Sevaldson, B. 2004. 'Designing Time: A Laboratory for Time Based Design'. In Future Grounds proceedings. Melbourne: 17.11.2004–21.11.2004. Available: http://www.birger-sevaldson.no/phd/Designing%20Time%20final.pdf