Name: Jellinge Stenene
Location: Jellinge, Denmark
Year: Competition 2010
Team: Jon Andersen, Rasmus Møller, Ivar Heggheim & Mads Møller Andersen
Conservation Project for the historical runic stones in Jelling, Denmark a site included in UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The overall (form) geometry is driven by the attributes of the chimney, the structural qualities of the triangle & the context. The material attribute(s) is informed by the light, the environmental qualities of wood & the tradition in Scandinavian crafting. This led us to the distribution & sizes of the triangles controlled by a simple script, “the grammar of Jelling”. We have created a script that controls the depth & the size of the triangles informed by the sun pattern in order to provide shade from direct sunlight.
The outcome has a strong relation to the Stone, context & heritage. This was conceived by employing two essential strategies: incorporating randomness into architectural method, & decomposing ‘organic’ sequences of movement by multiplying traditional contextual articulations, e.g. woodcraft, stonemasonry etc. These articulations should interact with the material attributes, & by this controlled interaction create “the grammar of Jelling” producing a simple script.
team: Ivar Heggheim, Rasmus Møller & Jon Møller Andersen