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Bergström, A. (2015). Restaureringen av Stockholms slotts fasader. Kungliga Slotten, 20-20
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Restaureringen av Stockholms slotts fasader
2015 (Swedish)In: Kungliga Slotten, p. 20-20Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [sv]

De kungliga slotten förvaltas av Statens fastighetsverk, som årligen utför större och mindre restaureringsarbeten i avsikt att underhålla och anpassa slotten till aktuella behov. Det största restaureringsarbetet genomförs för närvarande på Stockholms slott, där arbetet med fasaderna inleddes 2010 och beräknas pågå de närmaste tjugo åren. Av praktiska skäl, och för att undvika att hela slottet täcks av byggnadsställningar, är arbetet indelat i etapper. Det huvudsakliga arbetet utgörs av stenbyten, men i samband med stenarbetena krävs även putslagningar. Det har därför visat sig lämpligt att putsa om fasaderna i takt med att de olika etapperna genomförs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Kungl. Hovstaterna, 2015
Keywords
Stockholms slott, fasadrestaurering, putsarbeten
National Category
Architecture
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-174116 (URN)
Note

Bilaga till Dagens Nyheter den 26 april 2015. Osignerad informationstext för Statens fastighetsverk. QC 20151001

Available from: 2015-09-30 Created: 2015-09-30 Last updated: 2017-01-19Bibliographically approved
Bergström, A. (2014). Architecture and The Rise of Practice in Education. Architectural Theory Review, 19(1), 10-21
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Architecture and The Rise of Practice in Education
2014 (English)In: Architectural Theory Review, ISSN 1326-4826, E-ISSN 1755-0475, Vol. 19, no 1, p. 10-21Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The crisis of the architectural profession during the 1970s fostered an interest in the professional relationship between practice and education. Following its publication in 1991, Dana Cuff's book, Architecture: The Story of Practice, soon became a standard reference in this field, insisting that education should be counted as a part of practice. This historiographical essay concentrates on the background of Cuff's work and her analysis of the early training of an architect, stressing contributions by contemporary scholars like Donald Schon. Through a critical examination of the design-studio dominance in architectural education, it also reconsiders the relevance of Cuff's work today.

National Category
Architecture
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-150542 (URN)10.1080/13264826.2014.894604 (DOI)000340203700002 ()2-s2.0-84904680280 (Scopus ID)
Note

QC 20140908

Available from: 2014-09-08 Created: 2014-09-05 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Bergström, A. (Ed.). (2014). Skyddat enligt lag: Vad ska staten äga?. Stockholm: Samverkansforum för statliga byggherrar och förvaltare
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Skyddat enligt lag: Vad ska staten äga?
2014 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Nätverket för Arkitektur och kulturmiljö inom Samverkansforum för statliga byggherrar och förvaltare arrangerade hösten 2013 en serie om tre seminarier, som belyste den aktuella frågan om statens roll för skyddet av kulturhistoriskt värdefulla miljöer. Seminarieserien ägde rum i statligt ägda kulturmiljöer i Stockholm med syftet att bredda kunskapsunderlaget och öka intresset för statens ägande, byggande och reglerande av arkitektur och kulturmiljö. Frågor om statens ägande borde intressera en vidare krets än de aktuella myndigheterna. Vilken är statens roll som fastighetsägare, och vilket ansvar har staten för kulturarvet? Vilka urvalskriterier är aktuella, och hur påverkar de synen på kulturarvet?

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Samverkansforum för statliga byggherrar och förvaltare, 2014. p. 95
Keywords
Kulturfastigheter, Kulturhistorisk värdering, Statlig fastighetsförvaltning, Statliga byggnadsminnen, Statligt fastighetsägande
National Category
Architecture
Research subject
Architecture
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-165290 (URN)978-91-637-7219-1 (ISBN)
Note

Även tryckt i begränsad upplaga, ISBN 978-91-637-7218-4.

QC 20150603

Available from: 2015-04-25 Created: 2015-04-25 Last updated: 2015-06-03Bibliographically approved
Bergström, A. (2013). Beyond the Reflective Practitioner: Architecture and the Epistemological Turn. In: Staffan Lundgren (Ed.), Rethinking the Social in Architecture: The Reader. Paper presented at Rethinking the Social in Architecture, Umeå School of Architecture, February 6–8, 2013 (pp. 15-17). Stockholm: Architecture in Effect: Rethinking the Social in Architecture, KTH School of Architecture
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Beyond the Reflective Practitioner: Architecture and the Epistemological Turn
2013 (English)In: Rethinking the Social in Architecture: The Reader / [ed] Staffan Lundgren, Stockholm: Architecture in Effect: Rethinking the Social in Architecture, KTH School of Architecture , 2013, p. 15-17Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The decline of the welfare state is often connected with a change in attitudes towards politics, technology and environmental consciousness. However, this change may also be connected with new attitudes towards science. As science philosophers like Karl Popper and Thomas Kuhn questioned the accumulation of research through positivism and linear models, this critique undermined the epistemological foundations of social engineering and thus the legitimacy of the welfare state.

This paper will discuss the epistemological turn that took place in architecture during the 1960s, 70s and 80s, focusing on the relationship between architectural practice and education while analysing some of the texts that appeared during this period. The body of these texts are of American origin, but their impact goes far beyond the development in the United States. As an example, Sweden fits perfectly into the discourse introduced in American architecture.

A dominating feature of this discourse was the rise of professional practice in architecture. The introduction of a new epistemology is evident already in the early 1960s, when Stanford Anderson took Popper’s theory on conjecture and refutation as his departure. During the 1970s, modern science remained an inspiration for architectural scholars like Colin Rowe, who drew on Popper’s critique of utopia while criticising Kuhn’s paradigm theory on the structure of scientific revolutions.

By the late 1970s, the importance of investigating the social foundations of professional practice was confirmed by Spiro Kostof’s influential anthology on The Architect (1977). This book started a new research tradition, which reached its peak more than a decade later, when Dana Cuff published her important book Architecture: The Story of Practice (1991). Cuff also took the opportunity to criticise the profession, proposing possible areas for future change. 

In the field of education, this rethinking of the social in architecture found its philosopher in Donald Schön, who devoted himself to an epistemology of practice. His starting point was the crisis of confidence experienced in many schools of architecture during the 1970s. In his seminal work, The Reflective Practitioner (1983), Schön observed how professionals act in social situations. Strengthening the legitimacy of his arguments with references to both Popper and Kuhn, he also secured a place for architectural practice in modern science.

However, Schön did not choose actual professional practices for his study but pedagogical situations in design studios at different American schools of architecture. Thus, the design studio became the norm not just for architectural education but for professional practice as well. Highly influential among educators, Schön’s contribution cannot be overestimated. Through the reflective practitioner, the sense of crisis of the 1970s could be replaced by a newly born professional pride.

Today, the rapid development of information technology calls for a new reform in architectural education. In Sweden, the balance between design studio and classroom pedagogy seems to be developing in favour of classroom courses. Thus, the recent heyday of the design studio seems to be over for now, but the question of architectural epistemology still remains to be answered.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Architecture in Effect: Rethinking the Social in Architecture, KTH School of Architecture, 2013
Keywords
Architectural Epistemology, Architectural Education, Architectural Practice, Dana Cuff, Spiro Kostof, Thomas Kuhn, Karl Popper, Donald Schön
National Category
Architecture
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-120474 (URN)
Conference
Rethinking the Social in Architecture, Umeå School of Architecture, February 6–8, 2013
Projects
Architecture in Effect: Rethinking the Social in ArchitectureSub Area: Architect in Formation
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 2011-74
Note

QC 20130823

Available from: 2013-04-09 Created: 2013-04-09 Last updated: 2018-03-12Bibliographically approved
Bergström, A. (2013). Bilden av Tessin och den nationella arkitekturen. In: Martin Olin (Ed.), Konsten och det nationella: Essäer om konsthistoria i Europa 1850–1950. Paper presented at Konst och nation, Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, 6–7 november 2008. (pp. 210-223). Paper presented at Konst och nation, Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, 6–7 november 2008.. Stockholm: Kungl. Vitterhets historie och antikvitets akademien
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Bilden av Tessin och den nationella arkitekturen
2013 (Swedish)In: Konsten och det nationella: Essäer om konsthistoria i Europa 1850–1950 / [ed] Martin Olin, Stockholm: Kungl. Vitterhets historie och antikvitets akademien , 2013, p. 210-223Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This essay deals with the image of the Swedish architect Nicodemus Tessin the Younger (1654-1728), one of the main characters in the history of Swedish architecture. The image of Tessin was established by Swedish art historians at the beginning of the Twentieth century, partly as a parallel to other architects of a national reputation, notably Christopher Wren and Karl Friedrich Schinkel. The essay concentrates on the image established by the Swedish art historian Ragnar Josephson in creating his monumental monograph Tessin, published in two volumes 1930-31. However, alternative images of Tessin, established by Josephson's contemporary colleagues, are used as comparative references. The essay also offers a brief outline of the national paradigm in architecture, established at the turn of the century 1900 in collaboration between architects and art historians.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Kungl. Vitterhets historie och antikvitets akademien, 2013
Series
Konferenser / Kungl. Vitterhets historie och antikvitets akademien, ISSN 0348-1433 ; 76
Keywords
National Historiography, History of Architecture, Swedish Architecture 17th Century, Nicodemus Tessin the Younger, Arkitekturhistoria, Nationell historiografi, Nicodemus Tessin den yngre, Svensk arkitektur 1600-talet
National Category
Architecture
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-83115 (URN)978-91-7402-407-4 (ISBN)
Conference
Konst och nation, Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, 6–7 november 2008.
Note

QC 20131104

Available from: 2012-02-12 Created: 2012-02-12 Last updated: 2016-06-15Bibliographically approved
Bergström, A. (2013). En färgstark debatt. Kulturvärden (1), 16-16
Open this publication in new window or tab >>En färgstark debatt
2013 (Swedish)In: Kulturvärden, ISSN 1104-845x, no 1, p. 16-16Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [sv]

Den aktuella fasadrestaureringen på Stockholms slott innebär att också färgfrågan aktualiseras. De senaste undersökningarna visar att dagens brunaktiga kulör är resultatet av en kraftig smutsning och nedbrytning, som inte gör tidigare restaureringsinsatser rättvisa. Men insikten att slottets färg har skiftat i olika nyanser bidrar också till att det nu är svårare att framhålla en enskild epok i slottets historia. Färgen kan inte heller skiljas från de material som byggnaden faktiskt består av. Puts och sten bildar tillsammans den färgverkan som slottet förmedlar.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Statens fastighetsverk, 2013
Keywords
History of Architecture, History of Conservation, Royal Palace Stockholm
National Category
Architecture
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-120473 (URN)
Note

QC 20130603

Available from: 2013-04-09 Created: 2013-04-09 Last updated: 2016-02-26Bibliographically approved
Bergström, A. (2012). Architectural Education and the Formation of Architects. In: Endast webpublicering: . Paper presented at Nordik 2012, Nordic Committee of Art History, Stockholm University October 24–27, 2012.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Architectural Education and the Formation of Architects
2012 (English)In: Endast webpublicering, 2012Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Architectural education has many features in common with art education. Still, in most countries, architecture departments are acting as one-faculty universities, although they might be parts of large organisations; their autonomy partly secures a privileged and secluded, almost monastic character of the department. This means that architectural education has a great impact on the formation of architects. Furthermore, the knowledge of architecture is more or less based on the values implemented during the early years of an architect’s training. Thus, practice, research and education become closely knit together into a systematic relation. Reyner Banham was probably the first historian to acknowledge architectural education as an important factor in the development of modern architecture. In his Theory and Design in the First Machine Age (1960), Banham introduced what might be seen as a hermeneutical triangle, identifying academy, arts & crafts and polytechnics as the main traditions in modern architecture. However, these traditions were received, combined and synthesized in different ways in each country and at each particular school. This explains why both curriculum and pedagogy are seemingly alike in an international comparison, although there might be important differences between the schools, difficult to analyse and acknowledge. A detailed study of the formation of architects from within the profession, taking into account the combined relations of education, research and professional practice does not exist at the moment, although the interest in architectural education is currently resulting in books, projects, seminars and networks of different kinds.

Keywords
Art Education, Architectural Education, Formation of Architects, Professional Culture, 20th Century
National Category
Architecture
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-103220 (URN)
Conference
Nordik 2012, Nordic Committee of Art History, Stockholm University October 24–27, 2012
Projects
Architects in Formation, subproject to SRE Architecture in Effect
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas
Note

QC 20121211

Available from: 2012-10-06 Created: 2012-10-06 Last updated: 2016-02-26Bibliographically approved
Koch, D., Bergström, A. & Marcus, L. (2012). Configuring Academia: Academic entities and spatial identities. In: Margareta Greene, José Reyes & Andrea Castro (Ed.), Proceedings: Eighth International Space Syntax Symposium. Paper presented at 8th International Space Syntax Symposium (pp. 8147:1-8147:21).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Configuring Academia: Academic entities and spatial identities
2012 (English)In: Proceedings: Eighth International Space Syntax Symposium / [ed] Margareta Greene, José Reyes & Andrea Castro, 2012, p. 8147:1-8147:21Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Academia has a long tradition of structuring itself around academic subjects, often epitomized through architectural manifestations such as individual buildings and whole campi. These materializations serve as sites of research and education, but also serve to describe the university as whole as well as its institutional parts, their definitions and their interrelations. This description goes deeper than simple definition of specific buildings for specific activities or subjects, but rather describes the idea of academic structures and relations between different people in the campi. This paper makes a comparative study of one of the more successful research universities in Stockholm, studying the use of spatial configuration and programming when the main campus was established in the first decade after the second world war, and how it was used in the following large-scale expansion beginning in the 1960s. It shows how, for both pragmatic and ideological reasons, radical shifts in the relation between buildings and academic subjects, as well as academic individuals and the units central to these descriptions, have taken place in the years in-between, and scrutinizes some of the effects coming with such a change.

Abstract [sv]

Detta paper studerar hur Karolinska institutets campus i Solna utvecklats genom tre faser (tävlingen, etableringen, förnyelsen) och hur samspelet mellan kunskapsidé, ämnesidentitet, och arkitektur förändrats. Detta genom en studie av ett litet antal exempel som jämförs utifrån sina rumsliga och organisatoriska konfigrationer.

Keywords
building morphology, architecture, campus identity, academic environment, historical development, byggnadsmorfologi, arkitektur, campusidentitet, akademisk miljö, historisk utveckling, historisk studie
National Category
Architecture
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-59988 (URN)978-956-345-862-6 (ISBN)
Conference
8th International Space Syntax Symposium
Note
QC 20120123Available from: 2012-01-23 Created: 2012-01-12 Last updated: 2012-01-23Bibliographically approved
Bergström, A. (2012). Puts- och färgsättningshistorik. In: Heymowski, Andreas; Myrin, Malin (Ed.), Stockholms slott: Långsiktigt underhåll av fasader: Program för puts (pp. 1-30). Stockholm: Statens fastighetsverk
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Puts- och färgsättningshistorik
2012 (Swedish)In: Stockholms slott: Långsiktigt underhåll av fasader: Program för puts / [ed] Heymowski, Andreas; Myrin, Malin, Stockholm: Statens fastighetsverk , 2012, p. 1-30Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Statens fastighetsverk, 2012
Keywords
History of Architecture, History of Conservation, Royal Palace Stockholm
National Category
Architecture
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-74349 (URN)
Projects
Stockholms slott. Långsiktigt underhåll av fasader. Program för puts
Note

Projekt finansierat av Statens fastighetsverk

Available from: 2012-02-12 Created: 2012-02-02 Last updated: 2012-12-11Bibliographically approved
Bergström, A. (2011). Anna Ingemark Milos: Stockholms stadsbibliotek och Moderna museet. En analys av arkitekturkritik i svensk press [Review]. Bebyggelsehistorisk tidskrift (61), 93-94
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Anna Ingemark Milos: Stockholms stadsbibliotek och Moderna museet. En analys av arkitekturkritik i svensk press
2011 (Swedish)In: Bebyggelsehistorisk tidskrift, ISSN 0349-2834, no 61, p. 93-94Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Swedish Science Press, 2011
Keywords
Architectural criticism, History of architecture, History of built environment, Stockholm Public Library, Modern Museum Stockholm
National Category
Architecture
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-64565 (URN)
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, P2007-0040:1-E
Note

QC 20120628

Available from: 2012-01-24 Created: 2012-01-24 Last updated: 2017-12-08Bibliographically approved
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