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Urban Space Colony
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]

The Urban Space Colony is an attempt to combine my questions concerning the state of the architectural profession and how it is shaped by different mechanisms within our western culture. Foremost, economical and psychological. And then formulate an intervention geared at addressing some of the adaptations necessary in regard to urban habitation. As well as exploring other ways of living within the city that might follow the adoption of new agendas rising from changing times. Times when retrofitting and reprogramming urban sprawl areas become a central issue.

The project has dealt with different aspects. 

  • New kinds of community living.

  • User participation in the design and building process.

  • Relationship between architect and user.

  • Permaculture and food production in the urban environment.

  • Different ways of retrofitting irrelevant urban structures.

With the case study Bromma blocks (a large shopping mall close to Stockholm) the project transforms 9000 m2 hangar into a giant greenhouse with a city inside. Thus creating a Mediterranean climate within the old mall. The project then looks at how to enable people to plan and build this village within the structure. A model where the architect plays a central role in the process of the city plan and housing clusters.

Abstract [sv]

I detta projekt utforskas hur många kommersiella urbana strukturer kan komma att bli överflödiga och vad de kan användas till. Att riva dem är ohållbart I en tid när vi använder det sista av våra naturliga resurser.

Det kombinerat med industriernas cementerade utveckling kring material blir bilden dyster kring den svenska plan modellen. Därför utforskar USC möjligheten att koppla bort byggherren I en arkitekt och brukar driven process med workshops och gruppmöten.

Generiska öppna hall byggnader skapar en stor frihet i planprocessen där specifika önskemål kring byggprocessen kan tas om hand. Som fall studie har jag valt Bromma Blocks. 9000 m2 och 16 meter hög planeras här för 350 boende indelade I 12 bo gemenskaper.

En central del I USC´s koncept och den största interventionen i den befintliga byggnadskroppen är att byta taket till ett transparent lager. Detta skapar en medelhavs miljö som inbjuder till integrerad odling i boende miljön. Även reglerna för byggnation och materialval förändras då väder och vind stängs ute.

Projektet vill här väcka debatten kring planprocessen och dess utfall i vilken typ av boendemiljöer vi skapar med en toppstyrd organisation. En decentraliserad plan process skapar passivt unika värden och uppnår de sociala och ekologiska mål bygg branschen har men inte följer.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , p. 13
Keywords [en]
Retrofitting, Participatory processes, city planning, permaculture, urban farming
Keywords [sv]
Deltagande process, permakultur, stadplanering, stadsodling, bogemenskaper, omprogramering
National Category
Architecture
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-193685OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-193685DiVA, id: diva2:1069233
Educational program
Master of Architecture - Architecture
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Available from: 2017-02-01 Created: 2016-10-07 Last updated: 2017-02-01Bibliographically approved

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