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From now on N55 NEWS will be updated more frequently. It will work as a timeline and new stuff will just be added.
We participated in 11 exhibitions in 2012. News about our exhibition activity can always be found at N55 CV.
Please find a new updated version of the SPACEPLATES GREENHOUSE manual here
SPACEPLATES GREENHOUSE in Bristol, UK
In December we will travel to Hong Kong to participate in the exhibition "Design Renegade", with XYZ MOBILE FACTORY:
Setting up the XYZ MOBILE FACTORY in Hong Kong
We are participating in the exhibition "Get it louder" in Beijing and we gave a talk there recently.
We have developed a new Version of the XYZ SPACEFRAME VEHICLES: The XYZ CARGO. Find some pictures of it in the manual for XYZ SPACEFRAME VEHICLES here. We aim to take this project all the way and make our art part of everyday life for any person that would like it to be so. In order to find out if its possible to establish a fair way of producing and selling things locally under the realm of Open Source, and Creative Commons, we have decided to set up a MICRO BUSINESS producing and selling XYZ CARGOs locally and under fair conditions. We have been working for months in order to refine the design and production and we hope to be able to deliver homemade XYZ CARGOs in the spring. At the beginning of next year a crowdfunding campaign will be set up, enabling everyone to support this further development of XYZ SPACEFRAME VEHICLES. Also we are searching for collaborators in production and distribution here . An internet store possibility for online ordering of XYZ CARGOs will be available soon. Until then inquire about prices ETC and place your order here. The manuals for the basic XYZ construction principles and the XYZ recumbent type will nonetheless remain for public download as specified here.
XYZ CARGO read more here
We are continuing our research into SPACEPLATES and an academic paper written together with our collaborators, architect Anne Romme and now also engineer Anne Bagger, about the subject, has been accepted for the ICSA, International Conference Structures and Architecture 2013. Follow the work at the manual for SPACEPLATES GREENHOUSE. New summer photos of the worlds first permanent large structure using the principles can be found here
Negative gaussian curvature- model by Johann Rooijackers made for
the further development of the SPACEPLATES system.
We are looking for someone that can help us updating the N55 BOOK for printing a new edition. The current edition is from 2003. So there is a lot of new work to include. See more here
We have published two new N55 TEXTS: WE ARE ALL DESIGNERS, and THE POWER OF LOGIC VERSUS THE LOGIC OF POWER-urban planning.
A new MOVEMENT CAMPAIGN has been launched: RECLAIM THE PRODUCTION.
More about this soon. What if a simple construction system could be used to build most of the things persons need in their everyday life, in a sustainable way, from houses, vehicles to furniture etc? Manual for XYZNODES will be published soon!
The WALKING HOUSE has been moved to PB43 in Copenhagen. We are working on fixing a computer problem at the moment.
See WALKING HOUSE walk here.
FAMILY XYZ TOUR, July
XYZ SPACEFRAME VEHICLES, Dundee, Scotland
XYZ FACTORY, cuxhaven, Germany
We are proud to present the first large scale version of the SPACEPLATES building system developed by N55 in collaboration with Anne Romme: The SPACEPLATES GREENHOUSE in Bristol, UK. You can see a video documentation here. See the manual here.
SPACEPLATES GREENHOUSE. Bristol, UK. 2012
SPACEPLATES GREENHOUSE prototype, Copenhagen 2011
Relaxing at The ONE CITY CAMPAIGN site, 2011
WALKING HOUSE is now part of the ONE CITY CAMPAIGN in the center of Copenhagen.ONE CITY CAMPAIGN is a collaboration between N55, Anne Romme and the INSTANT HERLEV institute. The ONE CITY CAMPAIGN attempts to create connections between the urban and the suburban.
A number of things and persons will participate in the ONE CITY CAMPAIGN during the comming year. The N55 ship, the SHIP OF FOOLS will be moored at a central site in Copenhagen, where food will be grown etc. The SHIP OF FOOLS together with the WALKING HOUSE will serve as accomodation for persons working in the situation.
You can see WALKING HOUSE walk here. Watch a time lapse video here. The very first steps can be watched here. Or read about it in Dwell magazine here.
WALKING HOUSE at the ONE CITY CAMPAIGN, 2011
XYZ SPACEFRAME VEHICLES are also part of the ONE CITY CAMPAIGN. Please see the manual here or watch them in action here.
N55 are currently developing a new system called the PUBLIC SPACE ROVER in collaboration with Bill Mckenna, Sam Kronick and Anne Romme. The PUBLIC SPACE ROVER will be used to perform various missions in PUBLIC SPACE. At the moment we are working on the control systems. It can be controlled by a smartphone or a computer positioned anywhere in the world using the internet and wifi. Watch a walking test at the ONE CITY CAMPAIGN here
PUBLIC SPACE ROVER taking a walk at ONE CITY CAMPAIGN
COMMUNAL BAKERY was realized last spring in Rotterdam and will be part of the ONE CITY CAMPAIGN this summer in COPENHAGEN.
Have a look at the new manual for WORK IN PROGRESS here
DISCUSSIONS have been updated. Read new text here.
We have updated WALKING HOUSE SITUATIONS
We have updated MICRO DWELLINGS SITUATIONS
We have updated URBAN FREE HABITAT SYSTEM SITUATIONS
Manual for SOLAR POWER STATION (1999) has been added
N55 BOOK was released in January 2004. Please notice that there
are lots of new manuals ready to be downloaded at N55
A digital version of N55 BOOK can be downloaded
for free here.
Please find an updated version of N55CV here
NEWS was last updated March 2012
Thanks to Grethe Lund for photos of the ONE CITY CAMPAIGN
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