Posted: 17 November 2020
Posted: 17 Nov 2020
Camilla Løw: Kristianslyst skole
Congratulations to Camilla Løw on the newly completed commission for the Kristianslyst secondary school located south of Stavanger, Norway.
The commission came about through a Stavanger kommune competition to redesign the hall of Kristianslyst, a secondary school specialising in drama and music.
The space, functioning as a passage to all classrooms, holds a stage and is filled with technical equipment. I wanted to change the perception of the hall and proposed six hanging geometric sculptures which also function as lights inspired by origami, playing into the idea of form and function, and a geometric print wallpaper on one wall to continue the theme.
The triangular shape in the lamps and in the wallpaper have the same dimensions. Each lamp is approximately 120 x 120cm and each triangle is 60 x 60cm.
For the corridors I made three framed collages consisting of 4 silkscreens each – where the composition represents a detail of the large wall piece – but in different colours.
I like how a simple and familiar geometric shape like the triangle can appear very differently depending on how you see it; through repetition, different colours and use of materials.
– Camilla Løw, 2020