Friday, April 27, 2012

AZURE magazine: issue 216

I was recently invited by Canadian design and architecture magazine Azure to write an article on the topic of creating quiet zones in open-concept work spaces, and specifically the use of this concept in Eriksen Skajaa Arkitekter's NetLife Research offices in Oslo, Norway. Marooned within Oslo' s incongruous downtown area, the Netlife Research office is concealed from the public. The unsightliness of the surrounding architecture was not an issue for the interior though, low ceilings (just 2.2 m in some places) and a deep floor plate made any natural light from outside a rare commodity. To read the full article, pick up the June issue of Azure online here or from all good newsagents referenced here.
Photograph of NetLife Research office by Ivan Brodey

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


A project pitch presented in a magazine format completed while working with Expology. The project goal was to improve the service design of Oslo Gardemoen airport. Despite being one of the top airports in Europe for efficiency, the airport has one of the lowest ratings for quality of service - unsurprising to those who have experienced Norwegian service. The presentation is a mix of infographics created from sketches and photos from the concept process, administrative data and a presentation of the proposed project teams' skills and experience. The fonts used are Trump Gothic East (Bold) for titles and headlines, Futura (Medium) for body text.
Expology 'OSL Tjenestedesign' project pitch presentation 2012