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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]

In view of the large housing crises in Sweden, numerous voices have been raised offering solutions to the problem. Some say we need to abolish the harsh noise restrictions, others that apartments needs to become smaller, the idea is to lower building standards to make the production less expensive thus lowering the price for the consumer, even though no such guarantee exists. What’s lost in this pragmatic approach that only centers on production is one fundamental question: how do we want to live? This thesis project questions the normative individualistic ideals of dwelling and tries to widen the scope of how we could live. 

The project revolves around the collective. The history of cohousing and ideas of the collective encompasses thoughts of political utopias but also ideas on practical solutions in everyday life. For me as an architect, the collective provides a basis for an architectural exploration. Collective living offers the opportunity to explore a different dynamic but at the same time remain relevant in the housing debate thanks to the possibility of economic sustainability. 

Where do we draw the line between public and private, shared and individual? Spatial relationships and sequence have been at focus throughout the project.

Abstract [sv]

Mot bakgrund av bostadskrisen i Sverige har många röster höjts i media och givit olika lösningar på problemet. Vissa debattörer säger att de hårda bullerrestriktionerna vid nybyggnation måste avskaffas, andra menar att lägenheter måste bli mindre. Genom att sänka standarden eller avvika från byggnormerna finns möjligheten till billigare produktion och därmed ett billigare boende för individen, även om någon sådan garanti inte finns. Detta pragmatiska förhållningssätt till dagens bostadsdebatt missar en fundamental fråga: hur vill vi leva? I mitt examensarbete ifrågasätter jag de normativa ideal som utmärker bostadsbyggandet idag, och försöker bredda synen på hur boendet ser ut och hur vi skulle kunna leva. 

Projektet kretsar kring idén om det kollektiva. Historien om kollektivhus och idéer om det kollektiva omfattar politiska utopier men också idéer om praktiska lösningar i vardagen. För mig som arkitekt utgör kollektivet en grund för en arkitektonisk undersökning. Kollektivt boende ger möjlighet att utforska en annan boendedynamik men samtidigt förbli relevant i bostadsdebatt tack vare möjligheten till ekonomisk hållbarhet. 

Var drar vi gränsen mellan det publika och privata, delade och individuella? Rumsliga relationer och sekvens har varit i fokus under hela projektet.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , p. 14
Keywords [en]
collective, cohousing, housing, spatial relationship, sequence
Keywords [sv]
kollektiv, kollektivboende, boende, rumssammanband, sekvens
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Architecture
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-193686OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-193686DiVA, id: diva2:1069237
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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