The Office of Experiments Neal White ~ The Office of Experiments

N55 and Neal White, 2006.

A platform for experiments in architecture and social impact of research. Other artists and curators which took part in the experiment include: Hive Networks, Alex Lockett, Ian England, Marcus Ahlers and Kayle Brandon.

Commissioned by Arts Catalyst.

Dedicated to Ingvil Aarbakke

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Exterior View (below) - The 4 Truncated Octahedrons were constructed in steel and plywoood, and then configured to create a station with three key access points. The central module is supported by the three other modules. The garden (by Alex Lockett) on the roof and solar shower, alternative vehicles, washing machines and exploratory vehicles (N55) were used during the placement. Kayle Brandon is making sketches, prior to creating her own module from a skip. Some other experiments that were created by N55 are documented here,.

Space on Earth Station

Interior Space - The Lab (below) - Each module comfortably houses 2-3 people working. . Image shows a Hive Network being tested.The table can be used as a bed. Through the porthole you can see the relaxation area. Seating 4-5 persons on beanbags, A bed space sleeping two crew was accessed through this space on the far left , a kitchen on the right.

Lab Interior

An early sketch (below) by Ingvil Aarbakke of N55. The project itself is dedicated to her memory

ingvils sketch

The Office of Experiments:
Bird Village. A Lot Ment. An Offsite Project, Aspex Gallery. Sept 2007

OOE Bird Village

A multi-story bird village created from recycled estate agent signs based on a system developed by The Office of Experiments for the project SPACE ON EARTH STATION, the work also refers to the Isozaki utopian project Clusters in the AIr(1960 . Work shown as part of 'A Lot Ment' - Off-site group exhibition curated by Alex Lockett, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth.