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Six Hundred Feet Under
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]

This project explores how an existing monumental structure, formerly used for industrial production, can change program and inform the architectural approach, in both movement and materiality.

For centuries this site was used for ore mining, but 40 years ago the ore ran out and the grounds were more or less abandoned. 

In this proposal the mine and the buildings left behind have been turned into a funeral site, to fill the holes in the ground again.

The previous use of the site has been the main tool as inspiration for carving out the new use. The path of the ore trough the refining process has been transformed into a funeral walk, albeit reversed in its sequence of events. 

Through a series of model tests created of plaster and wax, excavated and subtracted,  an artificial geology emerges that becomes a representation of the underground and is translated into architectural elements and spaces for the new use of the site.

Abstract [sv]

Detta projekt utforskar hur en befintlig monumental struktur, tidigare använd för industriell produktion, kan ändra program och informera det arkitektoniska greppet - både i rörelse och materialitet.

Platsen är Stråssa gruva som ligger i Bergslagen. Stråssa har varit aktiv som gruva i århundraden, men för 40 år sedan tog malmen i marken slut och platsen har sedan dess varit mer eller mindre övergiven.

I det här förslaget har gruvan och de byggnader som finns kvar ovan jord omvandlats till en begravningsplats för att fylla igen hålen i jorden.

Platsens tidigare användning har varit den primära inspirationen för utformningen av det nya programmet. Malmens väg genom förädlingsprocessen har blivit transformerad till en promenad genom en begravningsplats,  men omvänd i händelseförloppet.

Genom en serie materialtester utförda i vax och gips som blivit bearbetade genom subtraktion och manipulation så framkommer en artificiell geologi som översätts till arkitektoniska element och rum för den nya användningen av området.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , p. 16
Keywords [en]
Mine, Bergslagen, ore, cemetery, memorial site, geology
Keywords [sv]
Gruva, Bergslagen, malm, begravningsplats, kyrkogård, geologi
National Category
Architecture
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-200670OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-200670DiVA, id: diva2:1070079
Educational program
Master of Architecture - Architecture
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Available from: 2017-02-08 Created: 2017-02-08Bibliographically approved

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