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Space Program San Francisco is a research and design workshop exploring how space is made for living and working today. Two weeks of site visits, research, seminars and designing, concluded with a conference and public exhibition of the work. Available to architects and architecture students.

“from cubicle to bean bag, from white collar to t-shirt, from a professional to a personalised environment”

Organised by the AA School of Architecture and directed by Martin Brandsdal, Magnus Casselbrant and Jesper Henriksson, founders of the London-based architectural practice Hesselbrand. The workshop and conference will be held around the San Francisco Bay Area between March 23 and April 07 2017. The application deadline is 31 January. Click here to apply now

 

Space Program is a research and design studio that explores how space is made for living and working today. This year we will be based in the San Francisco, which pioneered the info-society and is the hotbed for disruptive ideas. We will focus on the workspace and its transformation from cubicle to bean bag, from white collar to t-shirt, from a professional to a personalised environment. Today your personality is part of your job, which has changed the nature of the workspace.

  Home Economics at Venice Biennale Home Economics at Venice Biennale, Hesselbrand, 2016  

The program will focus on how the design of the workspace can change the basis for our human relationships by designing our own architectural response. Together we will do a critical reading of the history and current condition of the workspace in order to gain a deeper understanding of its limitations and opportunities for how we work, both together and apart. We aim to acquire new perspectives through interdisciplinary discussions, and through writing, drawings and images, we will design models that become manuals for how to understand space.

  Three Found Models Three Found Models, Hesselbrand, 2016  

Space Program San Francisco is made up of two distinct parts, a two-week workshop and a conference. All workshop participants will also be invited to take part in the conference, where invited guests from variety of fields will share their views on the workspace. The conference gives an opportunity to discuss the ideas and design developed during the workshop with a broad range of expert professionals and academics.

  Three Found Models Three Found Models, Hesselbrand, 2016  

Workshop
24.03.2017 - 06.04.2017

Conference + exhibition
07.04.2017

Location
San Francisco

Directors
Martin Brandsdal
Magnus Casselbrant
Jesper Henriksson

Tutors
Daniel Chen

 

Space Program San Francisco is organised by the AA School of Architecture and directed by Martin Brandsdal, Magnus Casselbrant and Jesper Henriksson, founders of the London-based architectural practice Hesselbrand.

The work of Hesselbrand is focused on architecture that speaks to the present, and intervenes with patterns of daily life. Recent projects include; Prime, an intergenerational housing typology for London, Three Found Models at the Revue Gallery in Soho and Home Economics at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale.

  Three Found Models Three Found Models, Hesselbrand, 2016