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KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1523-2587
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment.
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9715-9656
2005 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The report is a summary of the research programme ”Quality in Architecture and Urban Planning”. The aim has been to develop concepts and theory on ‘quality’ within building design. ‘Quality’ is discussed in three chapters, from different angles. The first is a case study of quality criteria for the Swedish architecture reward “Stenpriset”. Then experiences from quality management within the construction sector are discussed, especially from the architects’ point of view. The last chapter is a study of critique of architecture in current newspaper journalism. The changing perspectives highlight the diversity of perceptions of ’quality’ in the building process. The results are presented in relation to five statements on ‘quality’:

- The use of the concept can appear unclear and confusing.

- ’Quality’ as a concept is open and evaluating.

- The concept mirrors a divide between architects and their customers.

- Architectural quality is a key concept laden with value, as are the quality criteria used by professional practitioners when judging the quality of the built environment.

- Architectural criticism in the daily press is to a very small extent scrutinizing architectural quality.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2005. , 83 p.
Trita-ARK. Forskningspublikationer, ISSN 1402-7453 ; 05:1FOU-rapport
Keyword [en]
architectural quality, architectural competition, quality management, critique in journalism
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-77114ISBN: 91-7283-975-9OAI: diva2:491494
QC 20120301Available from: 2012-02-06 Created: 2012-02-06 Last updated: 2012-03-01Bibliographically approved

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