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Fragile Continuities: Make Believe Operations in Villa Sturegården by Gunnar Asplund
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Villa Sturegården was designed in 1913 by a young Erik Gunnar Asplund. The villa harbours a sense of being in a tradition and implementing historical references into a new context. Tradition could be considered a system that organises and maintains a sense of historicity, context and coherence. It is a matter of continuity, based on memory, common sense, and experience.

My project focuses on subtle alterations and additions to the villa, speculative or necessary. I have explored a language and a strategy that, through the recognition of tradition and continuity, articulates a different kind of modernity with a clear sensitivity to architectural continuity and form, so that the architecture connects us with the history while addressing the future.

My work has been manifested and tested throughout a series of models, fragments and drawings, with an approach to representation in terms of trying to get as precise and matter-of-fact in my production of material. 

Abstract [sv]

Villa Sturegården ritades år 1913 av en ung Erik Gunnar Asplund. Villan rymmer en känsla av att befinna sig i en tradition och implementera historiska referenser i en modern kontext. Tradition kan betraktas som ett system som organiserar och bevarar en känsla av historicitet, kontext och sammanhang. Tradition är en fråga om kontinuitet baserat på minne, förnuft och erfarenhet. 

Mitt projekt fokuserar på subtila ombearbetningar och tillägg till villan, spekulativa eller nödvändiga. Jag har utforskat ett språk och en strategi som, genom erkännandet av kontinuitet och tradition, artikulerar en annan form av modernitet med en tydlig känslighet för arkitektonisk kontinuitet och form, så att arkitekturen sammanbinder oss med historien samtidigt som den adresserar framtiden.

Mitt arbete har manifesterat sig och undersökts genom en serie av modeller, fragment och ritningar, med en inställning till representation att försöka vara så precis och faktisk i min produktion som möjligt. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , p. 42
Keywords [en]
Villa Sturegården, Nyköping, Gunnar Asplund, Restoration, Alteration, Continuity, Tradition
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Architecture
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-193649OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-193649DiVA, id: diva2:1069175
Educational program
Master of Architecture - Architecture
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Available from: 2017-02-01 Created: 2016-10-06 Last updated: 2017-02-01Bibliographically approved

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