Change search
Refine search result
1234567 1 - 50 of 1878
CiteExportLink to result list
Permanent link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Rows per page
  • 5
  • 10
  • 20
  • 50
  • 100
  • 250
Sort
  • Standard (Relevance)
  • Author A-Ö
  • Author Ö-A
  • Title A-Ö
  • Title Ö-A
  • Publication type A-Ö
  • Publication type Ö-A
  • Issued (Oldest first)
  • Issued (Newest first)
  • Created (Oldest first)
  • Created (Newest first)
  • Last updated (Oldest first)
  • Last updated (Newest first)
  • Standard (Relevance)
  • Author A-Ö
  • Author Ö-A
  • Title A-Ö
  • Title Ö-A
  • Publication type A-Ö
  • Publication type Ö-A
  • Issued (Oldest first)
  • Issued (Newest first)
  • Created (Oldest first)
  • Created (Newest first)
  • Last updated (Oldest first)
  • Last updated (Newest first)
Select
The maximal number of hits you can export is 250. When you want to export more records please use the 'Create feeds' function.
  • 1.
    Abarkan, Abdellah
    KTH, Superseded Departments, Architecture.
    Reshaping regional planning: A northern perspective2004In: European Urban and Regional Studies, ISSN 0969-7764, E-ISSN 1461-7145, Vol. 11, no 2, 180-181 p.Article, book review (Refereed)
  • 2.
    Abshirini, Ehsan
    et al.
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Geodesy and Geoinformatics.
    Koch, Daniel
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Visibility Analysis, Similarity and Dissimilarity in General Trends of Building Layouts and their Functions2013In: Proceedings of Ninth International Space Syntax Symposium / [ed] Young Ook Kim, Hoon Tae Park, Kyung Wook Seo, Seoul: Sejong University Press , 2013, 11:1-11:15 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Visibility analysis is one of the key methods in space syntax theory that discusses visual information conveyed to observers from any location in space that is potentially directly visible for the observer without any obstruction. Visibility – simply defined as what we can see – not only affects the spatial function of buildings, but also has visual relation to the perception of buildings by inhabitants and visitors. In this paper we intend to present the result of visibility analysis applied on a sample of building layouts of different sizes and functions from a variety of places of periods. The main aim of this paper is to statistically explore the general trends of building layouts and show if and how visibility properties such as connectivity, clustering coefficient, mean depth, entropy, and integration values can make distinctions among different functions of buildings. Our findings reveal that there are significant correlation coefficients among global properties of visibility in which we consider the mean value of properties, a similarity suggesting that they are not intensively manipulated by architecture. On the other hand, there are correlations although less so than the previous, still significant among local properties of visibility in which we consider the (max-min) value of properties, suggesting that social, cultural or other physical parameters distinguish buildings individually. We also show that functions such as ‘museum’ and ‘veterinary’ are relatively well-clustered, while functions such as ‘ancient’ and ‘shopping’ show high diversity. In addition, using a decision tree model we show that, in our sample, functions such as ‘museum’ and ‘library’ are more predictable rather than functions such as ‘hospital’ and ‘shopping.’ All of these mean that – at least in our sample – the usability and applicability of well-clustered and well-predicted functions have been predominant in shaping their interior spaces; vice versa, in well-diverse and unpredicted functions, the pragmatic solutions of people’s daily life developed in material culture affect the visual properties of their interior spaces.

  • 3.
    Abshirini, Ehsan
    et al.
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Geoinformatics.
    Koch, Daniel
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Legeby, Ann
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Flood hazard and its impact on the resilience of cities: An accessibility-based approach to amenities in the city of Gothenburg, Sweden2017In: Proceedings - 11th International Space Syntax Symposium, SSS 2017, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Departamento de Engenharia Civil, Arquitetura e Georrecursos , 2017, 36.1-36.15 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In the wake of climate change and its impact on increasing the number and intensity of floods, adaptability of cities to and resistance against the flood hazard is critical to retain functionality of the cities. Vulnerability of urban infrastructure and its resilience to flooding from different points of view have been important and worth investigating for experts in different fields of science. Flood hazards as physical phenomena are influenced by form of the cities and thus the magnitude of their impacts can be intensified by urban infrastructures such as street networks and buildings (Bacchin et. al, 2011). In this paper, we aim to develop a method to assess the resilience of a river city (the city of Gothenburg in Sweden), which is prone to flood events, against such disturbances and find out how the city reacts to river floods and to what extent the city retains its accessibility to essential amenities after a flood occurs. To do so, collecting required data; we, firstly, simulate flood inundation with two different return periods (50 and 1000 years) and then the impact areas overlay on the street networks. Evaluating the resilience of the city, syntactic properties of the street networks before and after flooding are measured at different scales. Additionally, accessibility and the minimum distance of the street networks to essential amenities such as healthcare centers, schools and commercial centers, at a medium distance (3 Km) is examined. The results show that flooding influences the city configuration at global scale more than the local scale based on comparison of syntactic properties before and after flooding. However, the results of accessibility and the minimum distance show that the impact of flooding on the functionality of the city is more limited to the riparian areas and the city is not affected globally.

  • 4.
    Adalmundsson, Magnus
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Connecting with the Elements: - Geothermal Bath House, Nesjavellir, Iceland2013Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    A geothermal bathing facility utilising exhaust thermal energy from a nearby geothermal power plant. During the process of producing thermal and electrical energy enormous amounts of thermal energy is exhausted into the air, energy that if used must be used on location.

    In designing the bath close contact and experience with local materials was a focus point, intimate connection with the surrounding elements are to be experienced at intervals from within the building.

    Reflecting both icelandic bathing culture as well as seeking inspiration from icelandic nature is a center point, bringing the materials tactility to the visitors fingertips.

    Focus has been the following:

    NATURE - Building in exposed landscape carries a responsibility, explore the boundaries between architecture and untouched nature.  Fusing and simulating external experiences inside the program through sequences of different experiences and testing different senses.

    MATERIAL STUDY - Iceland is a poor provider of traditional building materials, examining the available volcanic substances, aesthetic as well as practical usages. Studying their advantages as well as disadvantages.

    ENERGY - To bring to use otherwise exhausted (wasted) thermal energy, study the energy cycle, amount of available energy and utilize it to activate the building itself as well as to heat the various pools.

  • 5.
    Adamovich, Andrey
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Adaptive Envelope: Contemporary center of visual arts in Frihamnen2011Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The main idea of my thesis work is to deal with the problem of an adaptive reuse of an existing building, which has been designed many years ago and now lost its function. And the way I am approaching this - is through the idea of infection.  What if an existing building becomes infected by new purposes and qualities, and if so then how this move could be performed and realized?

    Unlike the majority of the adaptive reuse projects, mine has at its core the idea of introducing new feathers and elements in the way that it’s natural and a bit illusive, without contrasting the newly added to already existed. My goal is not to reveal this materiality difference. What I’m presenting today is a completely new envelope but from the inside you still can see this repetition of circular forms and understand that these are the same silos, which at some point were deformed in order to perform a different functions.

  • 6.
    Adamsson, My
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Urban Buildning, Kungsholmen2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    My project is a “Urban building” on Kungsholmen in Stockholm. Västra Kungsholmen is an expanding area with a lot of new apartment blocks, and the stereotype habitant in the area is the young family with small kids. My intention is then to do a building for the young people in Stockholm, who need their first home. Since it is quite rare with those kind of buildings in Stockholm and on Kungsholmen.

    The building consists of five volumes surrounding a core. In the five volumes there are apartments and the core is the common spaces, that will be shared among the people living in the house. The building has a passage thorough the building for both the ones living in the house and people who wants to take a shortcut through the house to get to the park.

  • 7.
    Adriasola Orellana, Renato
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Boendet där emellan2012Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    De senaste decennierna har det blivit allt tydligare att utbudet på bostadsmarknaden inte matchar efterfrågan. Främst den rådande bristen på bostäder, men också för de bostäder som alla slåss om i huvudsak är byggda utifrån hur Sverige såg ut för 40–50 år sedan. Dagens familjer och deras behov ser inte lika dana ut som när bostäderna byggdes. Bostadsmarknaden måste följa samhällets utveckling och vara villiga att satsa på nytänkande. I mitt examensarbete vill jag visa på hur ett sådant boende skulle kunna se ut.

  • 8.
    Aejmelaeus-Lindström, Petrus
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    FAD* for Stadsgårdskajen2015Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    FAD * for Stadsgårdskajen

    Re-introduction of some of the knowledge from the master builder to the contemporary architect.

    This project investigates the interaction between designing architecture and building architecture in a computer controlled context. Algorithms have been developed to simulate and control an automated in situ brick stacking process. Brick laying is a well researched topic for robotic processes. It is an ideal material for building with robots (in Stockholm) since it is a generic building block that is cheap and easy to produce locally. Corbeled vaults, instead of keystone vaults, can be built without support and with all identical elements and are therefore also suitable for robotic fabrication. 

    The algorithms have been incorporated in a parametric model that have been used to develop public building at Stadsgårdskajen, Stockholm. FAD is about creating and explore a different architectural expression as well as reintroducing the brick as a relevant construction material for Stockholm.

  • 9.
    Aghaei Meibodi, Mania
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture, Architectural Technologies.
    Generative Design Exploration: Computation and Material Practice2016Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Today, computation serves as an important intermediary agent for the integration of analyses and the constraints of materialisation into design processes. Research efforts in the field have emphasised digital continuity and conformity between different aspects of a building project. Such an approach can limit the potential for significant discoveries, because the expression of architectural form is reduced to the varying tones of one fabrication technique and simulation at a time. This dissertation argues that disparate sets of digital and physical models are needed to incorporate multiple constraints into the exploration, and that the way the designer links them to one another significantly impacts the potential for arriving at significant discoveries. Discoveries are made in the moment of bridging between models, representational mediums, and affiliated processes.

    This dissertation examines the capacity of algorithm—as a basis for computation—to diversify and expand the design exploration by enabling the designer to link disparate models and different representational mediums. It is developed around a series of design experiments that question how computation and digital fabrication can be used to diversify design ideation, foster significant discoveries, and at the same time increase flexibility for the designer’s operation in the design process. The experiments reveal the interdependence of the mediums of design—algorithm, geometry, and material—and the designer’s mode of operation. They show that each medium provides the designer with a particular way of incorporating constraints into the exploration. From the way the designer treats these mediums and the design process, two types of exploration are identified: goal oriented and open-ended. In the former, the exploration model is shaped by the designer’s objective to reach a specified goal through the selection of mediums, models, and tools. In the latter, the design process itself informs the designer’s intention. From the kinds of interdependencies that are created between mediums in each experiment, three main exploration models emerge: circular and uniform, branched and incremental, and parallel and bidirectional.

    Finally, this dissertation argues that the theoretical case for integral computational design and fabrication must be revised to go beyond merely applying established computational processes to encompass the designer and several design mediums. The new model of design exploration is a cooperation between algorithm, geometry, materials, tools, and the designer. For the exploration to be novel, the designer must play a significant role by choosing one medium over another when formulating the design problem and establishing design drivers from the set of constraints, by linking the design mediums, by translating between design representations, and by describing the key aspects of the exploration in terms of algorithms.

     

  • 10.
    Aghaiemeybodi, Hamia
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Digital Design & AlterationThe Establishment of Socio-technological Hub2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The establishment of a Socio-technological Hub is through refurbishing, altering and reprogramming of already existing KTH School of architecture, Stockholm by the means of digital tools. This project is driven with two parallel objectives. First, exploring the potential for alteration when using the contemporary digital tools in the design and production. Seconded exploring the potential of architecture as a medium for integration of the knowledge in 3 sectors of society: university, industry and public.

  • 11.
    Ahl Eliasson, Johan
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Projecting Realities: Re-mediation in the Realm of Architecture2017Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The boundaries between physical and virtual are dissolving as worlds are superimposed through media saturation. The design proposal of a movie theater at S:t Eriksgatan in Stockholm acts as vehicle for exploring the opportunities of architecture in an unstable reality. Remediation. A concept within media studies, describes the way any new media incorporates the traits of already existing ones. Conversely, “(…)older media refashion themselves to answer the challenges of new media”(1).

    By regarding architecture as a world-conjuring operation, parallel investigations into other media provide new tools of design. The method consists of simultaneously developing five works in five media: text, image, diorama, video and architecture. The text serves as abinding narrative. The image is based on an analysis of Giovanni Battista Piranesis prison etchings wich exhibit a range of devices particular to the world of image. The diorama or mirror box is an attempt to create a boundless but contained world. The video world has centered around the use of a reverse zoom effect. The movie theater uses the techniques of media in order to enhance it´s immersive qualities.

    (1) BOLTER & GRUSIN, Jay David & Richard (2000) Remediation: Understanding New Media, USA: MIT Press, p. 19.

  • 12.
    Ahl Eliasson, Johan
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Tillbyggnad till Nationalmuseum2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of the work is to design an extension to The National Museum in Stockholm. The current facilities are going to be reorganized in a near future. Conservation of artworks, research and administration, today housed in the museum building, will be moved to an extension. The current addition, built in the 1960s will be torn down. The extension designed in this work is placed behind (north of) The National Museum. A smaller body of four stories act as prime motif and include entrances, offices, research rooms, library and main vertical communication of the extension. This volume lies parallel to the original building. In a small angle to the first body a lower but very elongated volume lies, it is a continuation of the apparent urban grid. It includes the conservation studios and forms a solid granite wall toward the National Museum and the sculpture park created between them. The park becomes a new, identifiable space in the city, in a way targeting the modern museum of art across the water.

  • 13.
    Ahlgren Bergman, Malin
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Fruängen Centrum: En kontextuell strategi för det offentliga rummet2017Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The subject matter of this thesis project is post-war suburban centres, and particularly the case of Fruängen. The main question has been how to intervene spatially in this type of context, without completely contradicting the spatial logic of the existing system. The intention has been to introduce specific and monumental architecture to a generic environment, and to strengthen the definition of its public spaces. 

    The proposal consists of two buildings, an indoor bus terminal located on the existing bus station, and a library placed on the large parking lot behind the centre. New parking spaces in the bus terminal makes the placement of the library possible. 

    This project suggests that by dealing more efficiently with the traffic situation in a typical post-war centre, space can be created for new buildings on publicly owned land. This allows for the return of civic institutions to increasingly commercial centres and improved public spaces.

  • 14.
    Ahlgren Bergman, Malin
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    School in Mariehäll: Elementary school in the new residential area Annedal2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    An elementary school in the Stockholm suburb Mariehäll, for children aged 6-11 as well as a daycare centre. The school will cater to approximately 700 students and a centre for art and culture, which will be available to the public. The school is located in the new residential area Annedal, adjacent to the local park and Bullerbytorget.

    This project explores the correlation between architecture and learning, with the purpose of creating an environment that meets the needs of students with difficulties in concentrating. This has influenced the orientation of the building and the classrooms, the organisation of the plan and the materials and colours used in the various rooms.

    The program is divided into two volumes – one which houses the actual school and daycare centre, and one which consists of administration and the centre for art and culture. These are connected by a souterrain storey which contains the school cafeteria, and entrances from the street and the square. The school grounds are located four meters above street level, which allows the roof of the lower volume to function as a part of the playground.

  • 15.
    Ahlmark, Jonatan
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Adding Layers: Adaptive Reuse in Tensta Centrum2014Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The project examines how a new structure could be added on top a 60’s school building without interfering with its structurally order and aesthetical manifestation. A new space for the citizens of Tensta, a hovering glass box that puts Tensta Centrum on the map. Together with new office spaces for the City District Administration it would work as a catalytic effect for the area. New spatial qualities emerges and the composition, the old vs the new, together creates Tensta’s new Town Hall.

  • 16.
    Ahlstrom, Kristina
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Darsena-an urban void becomes Milan`s new green district2011Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The thesis project is an urban developement project in the centre of Milan.

  • 17.
    Ahlvik, Patrik
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Nya Operan Stockholm: Förslag till nytt operahus i Stockholm2015Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    New Opera Stockholm

    My thesis is a proposal for a new opera house in Stockholm at Galärparken on the southern island of Djurgården, already one of Sweden's most visited tourist activity areas that I believe a new opera house will thrive on. Like a big boat building has comfortably settled to correct the Strandvägskajen with land bridge lowered. It is an opera in Stockholm and the National Opera in Sweden. With its 70,000 sqm it will give the opera a better room for a live opera, ballet and concert activities than can fit within the existing opera house today.

    The debate on giving Stockholm a new opera house has a long history, the current oscarianska opera has become too small and outdated to keep today's technically demanding operas; both Copenhagen, Oslo, Helsinki and Gothenburg have dared to invest and built their new opera houses in the last decade, now it's Stockholm's turn!

  • 18.
    Ailert, Sebastian
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Bevarat boende, Skapat boende: Transformation Tyresö2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Abstract

    What is a transformation, and what could it be? How could a strategy for how to approach a transformation project look?

    I have defined a transformation as the act of taking an existing building and inserting a new program that creates a new reality.

    There can be many reasons to do a transformation instead of building something new. The most important reason that I have chosen to work with is about capturing the qualities or values that exists in a building and bring them into the new reality and build on them instead of creating whole different values. Values in this case are things like surface area, volumes, height, light conditions, material and details. It is things like the cast concrete stairs and the very special windows in some parts of the building. To me this is the core idea and purpose of any transformation.

    Because the values that are kept ties the present to the history, and carries and keeps memories and identities. They create continuity in the story of the building.

    In a transformation a number of mayor conflicts arise because the new program demands values that the existing building lacks. How you chose to solve these conflicts is the most critical and most difficult aspect of any transformation.

    My transformation is done two steps. The first step is about identifying as much values as possible and trying to bring them into the new program while overlooking the whole. The dwelling was there already, all I had to do was isolate the values and bring them in to the new program. I have kept as much of the existing material as possible to keep the values intact and only added walls to define the new apartments. The result is very particular dwellings; a lot of them have their own entrances, they are spreading out both horizontally and vertically and have sunlight from two directions.

    This is a safe and rather easy way of keeping values. When these kept dwellings are defined the more difficult conflicts arises that makes the transformation so interesting. The surface areas that remain after I have laid out these kept dwellings are hard to create good dwellings from.

    I think it’s important that the additions that has to be made in a transformation relates to the building that used to be. Otherwise there´s a great risk that the existing values are destroyed.

    Relation for me is about picking up things like spatial concepts and concepts relating to form, material or structure.

    The courtyards that exist today are rarely in use. Courtyards are actually something amazing. They don’t only retract sunlight but also shadow, rain, snow, sounds, foliage, bugs and birds deep into a building. Therefore I have chosen to develop the courtyards that already exists by adding some more. In and around the school there are also several stairs in cast concrete. To create connections I’ve added new similar stairs.  

    A good transformation creates the conditions needed for a new demand, while keeping the most important values in a building and adds to the identity instead of destroying it.  

    My strategy for transformations in two steps is about first bringing certain special values into a new program without considering the building as a whole. Afterwards an addition is created which relates to the existing while solving the conflicts that always arise when doing a transformation.

    The result in this case is dwellings that are very particular compared to the dwellings which are usually built today. They are not standard flats but dwellings with surface areas, volumes, details and other characteristics that newly built dwellings rarely has.

  • 19.
    Al Tamimi, Ibrahim
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Roslagen Mosque2012Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    A room for meditation and remembering Allah,where spiritual qualities unified in architectural and artistic style.The simple origin of the mosque is the prophet Muhammad's mosque in Medina,which was built from mud-bricks walls and palm-tree trunks and fibre for roofing,it has evolved into an intricate system of spatial designing and decorative creativity.This Project is located at Stockholm Northern outer suburb of Österåker, to house the Muslim community's association offices and mosque , with total area of sqm.1700.500 -700 persons are  estimated to gather in high time feasts' services.The minaret and the dome are in  abstraction form , Mihrab and Minbar "a raised structure similar to a pulpit from where the Friday sermon is given" at the Qiblah "southern" wall made of painted wood work in Arabesque .Mosques are centres for Muslim community gatherings,both  social and cultural .They also functioned as ”Madrasah” for weekend's Quranic classes .

  • 20.
    Albertini, Vittoria
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture, Urban Design.
    THE WALKABLE CITY: ALONG THE EDGE OF STOCKHOLM. Developing the edge to reconnect a former industrial site to the city2014Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Stockholm is an archipelago of islands connected by water that historically has been an important resource for the city and for the industries, which found an easy access for ships and therefore they settled on strategic positions along the edges.

    This thesis investigates the topics of water, industrial heritage and edges in the city of Stockholm: these aspects are strong in their individual identity but they also interact in a powerful and interesting way.

    This work intervenes where this pattern is still visible -due to the presence of water and industries- but not accessible because it lacks the third element of connection with the city.

    The aim is therefore to investigate strategies that increase and reconnect the potential of these aspects that got disconnected through time.

    To obtain accessibility and usability, the edge was transformed and redefined to enhance the experience of walking along it.

    An analysis was carried out and a proposal was designed for the site of Lövholmen, which has these characteristics -the water, a strong industrial heritage and proximity to the city- that are now disconnected.

    The opening of the edge and possibilities of walking will transform and reconnect the site - and the richness in it- with the city of Stockholm. 

  • 21.
    Alexanderson, Frida
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Bryggerigården: -bryggeri och bryggmästarskola på norra Öland2016Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Two months every summer Öland is coming to life when thousands of tourists are visiting the island. The rest of the year it is half asleep. The season is too short to create a viable society all year round and the service provided is decreasing for the residents.         

     In this project my aim has been to investigate if architecture combined with a relevant program can attract new groups of visitors to the island independent of the season, and strengthen the identity of a small community.

  • 22.
    Alexanderson, Frida
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Cirkus Cirkör i Alby2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Cirkus Cirkör i Alby

    Cirkus Cirkör vill göra människor modigare och göra världen och livet mer levande .. Verksamheten är stor och har något som vänder sig till de flesta..Målet att förändra världen med nycirkus.

    Cirkus Cirkör växer hela tiden och vill  nu samla hela sin verksamhet i en byggnad och behöver därför nya större lokaler. De är idag inrymda i en del av en stor lagerbyggnad i Alby, som delas med en bilmek. Byggndens anonyma utsida speglar inte alls veksamheten.

    Cirkus Cirkörs verksamhet har stor spännvidd och lokalerna skall tillgodose behov. Det finns en sida av cirkusen som vill visa upp sig utåt. Men detfinns också delar av cirkusen som behöver kunna dra sig undan,Jag vill att dessa två motsatser, introvert och slutet respektive extrovert öppet och inbjudande, ska synas i byggnaden.

  • 23.
    Allisander, Emelie
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Gemensamt boende på Sankt Göransgatan2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Community and exchange of experience is the key concept for cohousing in Stadshagen at Kungsholmen, Stockholm. The house situated on top of the subway is connected to the street life by a material shop and a small timberyard. Below this level connected to the subway is a wood workshop housing, allowed fore anyone to work in. The collective house has a history of being a private zone for the inhabitants but the wood workshop and material shop opens up the space to the public. The house invites to change, and residents are invited to add and remove in the apartments they rent. When the residents move into the apartment it´s almost empty, there is for example no closets or kitchen cabinet. The type of cabinets and shelves you want, it is possible to build in the wood workshop. You'll find several residents who like to grow and build, primarily in wood. Some of the senior citizens have worked with crafts all their life and have a passion to share their knowledge that would otherwise be lost.

     

    By letting private surfaces decreases and instead be shared, the living should be more practical economically, environmentally and less lonely.

  • 24.
    Almesjö Karlsson, Emil
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    KoMuUp: Konstmuseum Uppsala2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Gallery Uppsala

    City of Uppsala is Sweden's fourth largest city and like many other cities its in development. The city is densified and it becomes apparent when centrally located brownfield sites are exploited and reorganized to meet contemporary needs of modern city. The city is a church center which is manifested by the cathedral, which together with the castle gives Uppsala it´s characteristic skyline, which has a clear hierarchy in the cityscape. Through Uppsala a river flows, Fyrosån.The castle and the cathedral is built on a ridge and Fyrisån follows it through out the city. The river and its surroundings gives the city its character with the sounds, the smell and water mirror that sneaks into the quarters and form a natural calm. At the river with a view over the ridge, castle, cathedral, university city, gentrifierade industrial areas and green areas is Uppsala Art Museum located. The building brings together the site's architectural idiom and it is a building which blends together areas of the city. A tectonic monumentality achieved with prefabricated elements.

  • 25.
    Alp, Melissa Maria
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Hotel Atrium2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Hotel Atrium is built in the small town Mariefred, which is a seasonal tourist resort. The hotel offers public functions for both hotel residents and residents of Mariefred. It is in the ​​hotel that meetings between residents and guest occurs, between acquaintances and strangers , between new and old faces . The hotel is to be open and accessible to all, so it was important with public functions on the ground floor. Light, meetings, sight lines and movements , that characterizes the site, are found in the hotel's atrium that gives the sought light and sight lines. The strict form has a playful expression in the facade to create an interesting addition to the site and a contrasting relationship to the central oval room. Around the atrium there are exterior corridors to which the lobby is the central room that you can overlook from the balconies and take part of the life there, inspired by Arabic and cloister architecture.

  • 26.
    Alvfors, Johan
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Opera i Stockholm, Årstafältet2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Förslag till nytt operahus som en del av den planerade staden på Årstafältet, Stockholm. Projektet rymmer tre scener för opera, musik och teater och omfattande publika ytor. Operahuset är en del i det publika stråk som förbinder stadens kommunikationer med Årstafältets grönområden och blir en knutpunkt som också informerar och attraherar till kulturen. Projektets viktigaste utgångspunkt är att berätta både de operaanställdas och publikens berättelse. Detta görs i projektets två huvudsakliga sektioner.

  • 27.
    Alvfors, Johan
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Repurposing the unwanted: 300 temporary apartments in Marievik2016Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    A 1980’s office block is threatened with demolition, leaving space for high-end housing in a local suburban area to Stockholm. Through presenting decision-makers with a choice and demanding action, I suggest a new future for this unwanted architecture. 

    The 32.000 sq m building is turned into 300 temporary rental apartments, following a strong structural logic to keep investment low. The found structure is used as a tool for contrasting the mainstream housing development of today, caring for urban diversity, ecology and coexistence. 

    The thesis project investigates if and how the repurposing of structures not meant for residential use into apartments can be a tool to challenge accelerating segregation. I present a design proposal for the 300 flats and additional functions, and discuss if the qualities of the spaces achieved can have any effect on diversity in the area and the norms of conventional building and the idea of the home. Tentatively, I suggest that the use of existing buildings conceived to be out of date and on the bottom of their market value development, can be a method to make the city more diverse. The role and resources of the architect student make this option possible. 

  • 28.
    Amrén, Johanna
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Tillbyggnad till Nationalmuseum2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The task for this project was to build an appendix to the National Museum of Art in Stockholm. The appendix was to hold administration such as offices and areas to handle the art, both for restauration and storage. My ptoject has its starting point in architectural history, I believe that we are not using all the information and knowledge that is in our past so I wanted to work with that as my inspiration. From the early beginning I worked with the collage and putting together already exicting rooms and this was also to become the finished product. Questions that arose was how these rooms can be put together and then what is happening in the meetings?

    I chose four rooms to work with, the studyroom, restaurationstudios, offices and storageroom. These rooms that i found and chose had the qualities I wanted and were suited for the functions they were about to have. These different rooms have been put together to a new whole. It is the inside and the way these rooms meet and the new rooms they create that is the most interesting part of the project.

  • 29.
    Ancker, Lars
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Älvsjö Resecentrum2013Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The project started as a parallel assignment in autumn 2004. Beställare var Stockholms Stad, SL och dåvarande Banverket, numera Trafikverket. The client was the City of Stockholm, SL and the then National Rail Administration, now the Transport Administration. Programmet beskrev en uppgift att knyta ihop befintlig pendeltågsstation med ett nytt stadsdelstorg i Älvsjö, tunnelbanans gröna linje skulle förlängas från Hagsätra och en ny T-banestation Älvsjö skulle kopplas ihop med pendeltågsstationen. The program described the task of linking together existing commuter rail station with a new town square in Fairfield, subway's green line would be extended from Hagsätra and a new subway station Fairs would be paired with the light rail station. En framtida spårväg syd (spårvagn) skulle få en station i anslutning till Resecentrum. A future light rail south (tram) would get a station adjacent to the Travel Centre. Den befintliga bussterminalen skulle ersättas av en bussgata utmed järnvägen. The existing bus terminal would be replaced by a bus street along the railroad. Älvsjö Resecentrum skulle bli ett kollektivtrafiknav i söderort, detta som en del av Stockholms stads ”Söderorts vision”. Fairfield Travel Center would become a hub for public transportation in the southern suburbs, as part of the City's "Söderorts vision." När förslaget presenterades i november 2004, innehöll det en helt ombyggd Stationsbyggnad en klimatiserad och i bredd dubblerad bro över järnvägen som innehöll kommersiella lokaler. When the proposal was presented in November 2004, it contained a completely rebuilt Station Building an indoor and in width duplicate bridge over the railway line which contained commercial premises. På västra sidan om järnvägen anslöt bron bebyggelsen kring det nya planerade torget. On the west side of the railway bridge joining the buildings surrounding the new planned town square. Man kunde ta sig inomhus till ett hotell och en mindre galleria på väg till torget. You could get indoors to a hotel and a small shopping center on the way to the square. I och med att vi förde upp centrumfunktioner från torget upp på och över bron var det ett sätt att försöka knyta ihop de båda sidorna om järnvägen som utgör en tydlig barriär mellan stadsdelarna. The fact that we brought up center functions from the square up and over the bridge, it was a way of trying to tie together the two sides of the railway line which forms a clear barrier between the districts.

  • 30.
    Andersdóttir, Ásdís
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Vision för aktivering av Uddevalla centrum2011Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Mitt projekt är en urban strategi för Uddevalla, som är en stad med väldigt dålig självbild. Jag kallar projektet: “Vision för aktivering av Uddevalla centrum”. Projektet handlar om att ge de de offentliga rummen i stadskärnan ett värde som inte bara handlar om kommersiell handel utan också om interaktion och utbyte mellan människor. Mitt fokus är Uddevallas centrala årum, som är ett outnyttjat område med stor potential.

    En del av strategin innebär att jag tar utgångspunkt i Uddevallas planerade satsning på ett kulturhus. En annan del av strategin innebär att jag planerar åtgärder för biltrafiken i årummet, för att minska barriärerna som bilvägarna innebär idag.

    Jag väljer att sprida ut funktionerna för att det då blir en ökad aktivitet på flera platser istället för en. Långsiktigt hoppas jag att det leder till en ökad aktivitet i hela årummet. Jag bygger mindre för att jag anser att man kan utnyttja existerande lokaler bättre, i Uddevalla centrum står många lokaler tomma. Jag tolkar kulturbegreppet så att projektet innefattar funktioner som känns folkliga och tillgängliga. Dessa funktionerär bibliotek, secondhandverksamhet, ungdomshus och biograf. Dessutom lägger jag till en bänk, en plats för utomhussport och en aktivitetsplattform. Motivet till valet av funktioner är att det finns ett engagemang för dem i Uddevalla idag och de är i behov av nya lokaler. I mitt projekt får dessa verksamheter ta plats, synas och ge avtryck i stadskärnan.

    Jag tror att det är nödvändigt att tillföra något nytt och väl synligt i Uddevalla centrum för att verkligen kunna göra skillnad i stadslivet. Utöver det som jag tillför, anser jag att det finns potential att utnyttja existerande byggnader istället för att bygga nytt. En ökad aktivitet i centrum tror jag kan katalysera en vilja att använda befintliga lokaler i högre utsträckning.

    Jag utgår ifrån 5 viktiga platser i årummet som jag definierar och aktiverar genom arkitektur. Jag arbetar med ett formspråk där en enhetlig arkitektur kan kan ha olika skalor och fungera på många olika sätt. Jag utforskar arkitektur som byggnad, struktur och rumsbildare. Jag utforskar också en mångtydig arkitektur som man kan tolka och använda på olika sätt.

    För att utveckla ett relevant projekt har jag på olika sätt haft löpande kontakt med Uddevalla kommun. Det har t.ex. varit genom samtal och mailkontakt med kommunala tjänstemän. Jag har också pratat med ansvariga för de olika verksamheter som har blivit en del av projektet. Dessutom har jag gjort intervjuer med invånare i Uddevalla och tagit del av människors olika uppfattningar om staden t.ex. genom min facebookgrupp “åsikter om Uddevalla”. Om detta projekt skulle bli verklighet skulle de här dialogerna vara lika viktiga för den fortsatta processen och bearbetningen. Syftet med projektet är att katalysera en ökad aktivitet och ett ökat engagemang i Uddevalla centrum. För att det ska ha en chans att lyckas krävs det ett tätt samarbete med dem som projektet gäller.

  • 31.
    Andersen, Jonatan
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Om arkitektur och fotografi2012Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    En konstnärlig undersökning om kopplingen mellan arkitektur och fotografi.

  • 32.
    Andersson, Helena
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Filtret: Ett krematorium på Norra begravningsplatsen i Solna2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The cremation process is both industrial and emotional. Thus, a crematorium must facilitate one primary course of events while also handling – filtering – secondary emotional stress generated by that very activity. But should the building as filter be a solid wall or a light veil between the dead and the living? How does one define an appropriate degree of permeability and transparency? And how do you cater to the well-being of both mourners and professionals?

    The architecture of crematoria has, since its introduction in the mid 19th century, evolved along with society's increasing individualism, specialization and secularization. Exploring aesthetic expressions and styles from classicism and national romanticism to brutalism, the intentions have been, in various degrees and combinations, ideological, symbolic, theatrical, functional and pragmatic. However, some features seem to be predominant. Strict geometry, material heaviness, dramatic lighting and the use of nature as a work of art are some examples, as well as processional, choreographed spatial movement and mystification of the cremation itself.

    These features are not only striking, atmospheric and beautiful; they are also represent power and distinction. The rooms constitute a didactic system of codes and values, silently mediated through physical elements. Irrespective of the architect's ambition and intentions – rhetorical monumentality or suggestive modesty – the spaces seem to evoke feelings of awe and wonder. Firm and unyielding, the buildings dodge any critical questioning.

    Given today's multitude of coexisting and continually developing philosophies of life and death, a modern crematorium should not pretend to be true, permanent or eternal. The only truth is that in death all men are equal, no matter the circumstances of our passing. This project therefore explores a non-authoritative architecture that does not reproduce spatial or aesthetical norms and conventions. An architecture that does not dictate certain moods or behaviours; that celebrates the extraordinary while attending to everyday life; that conveys dignity and stability without being imposing. 

  • 33.
    Andersson, Joakim
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    "Resurs/hus/hållning"2013Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In order to better meet the activities carried out on the farm Skärholmen 1: 18 in Sweden, I have designed a proposal for a flexible building that in its execution exclusively use the material resources that already exist on the site.

  • 34.
    Andersson, Johan
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Ett sörmländskt sommarnöje: lantlig estetik i informationsåldern2015Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The construction of a summerhouse at the south shore of lake Mälaren for a family with three children from the Stockholm area in a typical agricultural landscape surrounded by typical farm buildings from the 1700s, rebuilt or under reconstruction to permanent residences or second homes. The attractiveness of the landscape was last established by the Strängnäs municipality in their inventory of the area's natural and cultural interests as part of its green plan from 2011.

    The surrounding buildings' origins were in the eighteenth century never subject for a reflection on the rural aesthetics of prevention - their genesis were utility-related and their placement rationally justified, materials and construction methods were based on availability, cost, and local craftsmanship.

    The project chooses to understand and develop the "rural grammar" as an underlying materialistic principle, thus orienting itself toward a logic of limitation in its search a contemporary expression.

  • 35.
    Andersson, Johan
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Opera i Stockholm, Galärvarvet2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 36.
    Andersson, Jonas E
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture, Architectural Design.
    A universal space for ageing.: Demographic changes, eldercare and competitions in Denmark, Norway and Sweden.2015In: Architecture competitions and the production of culture, quality and knowledge: An international inquiry / [ed] Chupin, J.P.; Cucuzzella, C.; Helal. B., Montréal: Potential Architecture Books , 2015, 1, 74-91 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In the context of an ageing world, theories on welfare regimes as well as their influence on architecture for ageing come of relevance. The key mechanism in these theories is the perceived level of decommodification in society, i.e. various financial measures that the individual subject initiates personally in order to prepare for different stages in his/ her life: bringing up children, education, health and sickness, professional career or retiring from professional life. One concrete measure is special accommodations for dependent and frail older people, here termed residential care homes (RCH). Decommodification is supposedly most developed in welfare regimes originating from social democratic values, similar to Nordic countries, like Denmark, Norway and Sweden. During the 20th century, these countries have used architectural competitions in order to harmonize socio-political ideals with the architectural realization of RCHs. The present study explores the organizational forms of 77 architectural competitions that were organized in these countries during the period 2000-2011. A sub-sample of 9 competition programmes, three from each country, were analyzed concerning the presence of welfare goals and other prerequisites for the design task in the programming brief. The sample was assembled through key word searches in open and restricted databases. Based on the full sample, restricted competitions appeared as the most used form for RCH competitions. The sub-sample suggested that language and ideological capital, originating from the realization of the Nordic welfare state, adds an additional restriction. Hence, the overall conclusion suggests that that existing socio-political ideals for architecture for the dependent and frail aging process tends to block the integration of international findings on universal space for ageing well. 

  • 37.
    Andersson, Jonas E
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture, Architectural Design.
    AESTHETICS AND ARCHITECTURE FOR THE DEPENDENT AGEING PROCESS:: SIX ARCHITECTURAL COMPETITIONS IN SWEDEN, 1907–20122016In: AESTHETICS – THE UNEASY DIMENSION IN ARCHITECTURE: Proceedings Series 2016-1 / [ed] A. E. Toft, & M. Rönn, Oslo: Nordic Academic Press of Architectural Research in cooperation with Faculty of Architecture and Fine Art, NTNU , 2016, 1, 109-130 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In Sweden, the search for an appropriate space for accommodating dependent older people can be associated with the construction of the development of the modern welfare society. Despite different political paradigms, the notion of a comfortable ageing process in a familiar home environment, complemented by individualized caregiving, has become the dominant idea for architecture for the frail ageing process. This study explores the evolution of this particular aesthetics by examining six architectural competitions that were organized during the period from 1907 to 2012. These competitions served as research material. The documentation of each of these competitions was subjected to a close-reading and drawing-analysis procedure. Being national, these competitions forged the positive connotations of the locus of home into aesthetical criteria for a normative homelikeness, which was implemented by the Swedish municipalities. In the course of time, homelikeness has changed from an emotional understanding into an approach for architectural critique. Based on the six competitions, this study postulates that the aesthetics of homelikeness involves the following aspects: 1) small-scale buildings with interior space that is designed for communal or individual usage; 2) small-scale buildings in a large-scale configuration with space for individual and communal use; 3) integration in and location to surrounding areas for residential use; 4) exploration of sensory aspects of the indoor and the outdoor environment that the architectural design created; and 5) architectural design promoting the individual process of appropriating it into becoming a locus of home.

  • 38.
    Andersson, Jonas E
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture, Architectural Design.
    Architecture and Ageing: On the Interaction between Frail Older People and the Built Environment2011Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This doctoral thesis deals with the type of architecture that materializes when age-related problems become a long-term condition (LTC) and gradually restrain the individual’s ability to perform activities in daily life (ADL). Their life situation necessitates a support from relatives or municipal eldercare staff in order for them to continue to participate in everyday living. In addition, the architectural space requires a close adjustment to the personal panorama of cognitive or functional impairments. The habitat can be a flat appropriated many years previously or in a residential care home for dependent and frail seniors. Architecture for ageing with dependency demonstrates how space can be used either to affirm or oppress the older person’s attempts to maintain an independent life style. By use of design theory, case study methodology and a heterogeneous research strategy, this study uses a threefold approach—a retrospective, a contemporaneous, and a future-oriented approach—to explore frail older people’s interaction with the architectural space of residential care homes. This has resulted in seven papers that focus on aspects of these human interactions with the built environment. Based on twelve exemplary models, the research paper I concludes that national guidelines result in a homelike, a hotel-like or a hospital-like environment. Research paper II is a retrospective study that examines the use of architecture competitions as a socio-political instrument to define architectural guidelines. Research paper III focuses on dependent seniors’ spatial appropriation of the communally shared space of a ward in a residential care home. Research paper IV employs two environmental assessment methods from the architecture profession and gerontological research (TESS-NH) in order to evaluate the use of interior colouring when refurbishing two residential care homes while the residents remained in place. Research paper V displays a municipal organizer’s considerations to opt for an architecture competition as a means of renewing architecture for the ageing population. Research paper VI examines competition documentation of three municipal architecture competitions organized during the period of 2006 to 2009. Research paper VII, the final study, explores notions concerning the appropriate space for ageing found among a group of municipal representatives, and people from organizations defending older people’s right. It supplies a model for understanding the appropriate space for ageing. This study illustrates the absence of older people with frailties in the public discussion about appropriate architecture for ageing. During the 20th century, the multi-dimensional idea of an architectural space with a homelike appearance has been used to contrast the negatively charged opposite—the complete and austere institution. The overarching conclusion of this study is that architecture for dependent and frail seniors constitutes a particular type of built space that requires an extended dialogue involving dependent seniors, architects, building contractors and care planners in order to conceive appropriate architecture for the ageing society.

  • 39.
    Andersson, Jonas E.
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture, Architectural Design.
    Architecture and the Swedish welfare state: three architectural competitions that innovated space for dependent and frail older people2015In: Ageing & Society, ISSN 0144-686X, E-ISSN 1469-1779, Vol. 35, no 4, 837-864 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In 2012, three architectural competitions were held as part of the strategic programme 'Living Well, Growing Old', launched by the Swedish government in 2010. The intention was to use the innovative quality of the architectural competition in order to conceive future-oriented built environments for the ageing Swedish society. In Sweden, several architectural competitions with a focus on space for dependent and frail older people have been organised over the past century. Architectural design has been incorporated into reforms for social care of older people. This study focuses on the relationship between architecture and sociopolitical visions in three architectural competitions, realised in 1997, 1948 and 1979. The study demonstrates that architectural competitions within this field are more than a list of functional and spatial requirements for architects to respect. Instead, they are socio-political statements that define spatial frameworks within an ideological view on how ethically to provide care for dependent and frail older people in a welfare regime.

  • 40.
    Andersson, Jonas E
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture, Architectural Design.
    Architecture competitions, demographic changes, And eldercare: Three variables in the creation of a universal space for ageing2012In: International Competitions and Architectural Quality in the Planetary Age: CRC + LEAP international symposium, Montréal, Canada, / [ed] Jean-Pierre Chupin, Montréal, 2012Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In the context of an ageing world, the theory of welfare regimes as well as the type of architecture that is an outcome of the influence of this theory becomes pertinent. It is based on the perceived level of decommodification in society, i.e. various financial measures that the individual has to initiate in order to prepare for different stages in life: bringing up children, education, health and sickness, professional career, and retirement. Residential care homes (RCH) accommodate elderly and dependent persons. The highest level of decommodification is found in the social-democratic welfare regime represented by the three Nordic countries, Denmark, Norway and Sweden. The present study explores the programming of RCH in these countries and the architectonic conception of the same by use of architecture competitions. The research material includes competitions realized during the period of 2000 to 2011, and the sample has been accumulated through internet searches. The competition documentation has been subjected to “close reading.” The full sample, consisting of 78 competitions, has allowed for establishing the organizational forms that are used in the three Nordic competitions. A sub-sample of nine competition programs, three from each country, has permitted a detailed analysis of the design assignment. The preliminary conclusion of the study suggests that the socio-political ideas that adhere to the realization of the welfare regime and the resulting type of architecture for ageing with dependency are maintained at the expense of the integration into the system of international findings on a universal space for ageing.

     

  • 41.
    Andersson, Jonas E.
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture, Architectural Design.
    Architecture for dependent seniors: the architecturecompetition as a socio-political instrument todefine space for Ageing in the Twentieth Century SwedenManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Since mid 19th century, approximately seventy-two architecture competitions have been organized in Sweden with a focus on space for dependent senior persons. On three occasions, in 1907, 1948 and in 1979, these competitions were used to promote new architectural thinking and to prepare for a reform of existing social legislation. Starting with two research questions—firstly, what kind of architectural space did the competition documents of these competitions (competition briefs, jury assessment reports and submitted competition entries) define as appropriate for eldercare; and, secondly, did the use of the architecture competition renew thinking about appropriate space for frail older people—this study explores the architectonic realization and the political vision for social work. The study argues the presence of a link between the competition documentations and the ruling welfare typology at the time of the competition. The architecture competition defined guidelines consistent with these paradigms concerning the appropriate space and social work for ageing with chronic conditions. These guidelines designated small-scaled architecture with homelike connotations as the appropriate one for ageing with frailties. The study lends support to an overarching conclusion that the architecture competition influences cultural beliefs about social work and space for dependent ageing since the competition brief encapsulates a political vision that the participating architects interpret spatially. This has led to the progressive realization during the 20th century of the individualized space for dependent seniors.

  • 42.
    Andersson, Jonas E
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Architecture for the silver generation: Exploring the meaning of appropriate space for ageing in a Swedish municipality2011In: Health and Place, ISSN 1353-8292, E-ISSN 1873-2054, Vol. 17, no 2, 572-587 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper focuses on an architecture competition for the silver generation, namely those aged 65 years and older. Twenty-seven Swedish informants were interviewed using an interviewing guide that included a photographic survey. The informants emphasised aesthetic dimensions in architecture for the prolongation of ageing in place and independent living in a residential home. This study highlights the individual adjustment of space, and the integrated location in existing urban settings near nature. Based on the findings, a habitational model for exploring the appropriate space for ageing is formulated. It suggests that architecture through location and spatial features needs to generate positive associations with the users.

  • 43.
    Andersson, Jonas E
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Arkitektur och åldrande: sju berättelser om användning och upplevelse av rum i boendemiljöer för äldre med omsorgsbehov2005In: Den omvända ålderspyramiden / [ed] Blücher, G, Graninger, G, Vadstena: Stiftelsen Vadstena forum för samhällsbyggande , 2005, 69-109 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 44.
    Andersson, Jonas E.
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Bygger vi som vi tänker: eller bygger vi utan att tänka?2006In: Äldre i centrum : tidskrift för aktuell äldreforskning, ISSN 1653-3585, Vol. 4, no 4Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 45.
    Andersson, Jonas E
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture, Architectural Design.
    Cacophonic architectural mobility: Designing space for people with cognitive or functional impairments2015Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Often described as frozen music, architecture functions as a fixation agent for contemporaneous or past thinking on appropriate space for embarking on or ending a journey. This type of architecture becomes visual to its essence. It interacts with the human capacity of seeing in order to be perceived correctly. The spatial design describes the progression from the immobile built environment, which surrounds the embarkation space, to the means of transportation: air planes, buses or trains.

    Orientational cues inside the embarkation space may give people with cognitive or functional disabilities some indication on how to access the infrastructure. These cues include colour coding, tactile cues, illumination and signage. These are supposed to facilitate way-finding from various key points in the embarkation space like from the entrance to the check-in counter, or to assisted services. Sound insulation is often overlooked as an orientational cue, thus, creating a vibrant soundscape of callouts, voices and mechanical installations.

    Tactile cues may inhibit or promote this user group’s independent use of this type of space: Fixed to the built environment, tactile cues become subject to conflicting interests due to maintenance and usage of the embarkation space. The present study investigates the effectiveness of orientational cues in architecture for mobility. The study was based on a literature review of 200 scientific papers. These papers were extracted by use of key word searches in four databases (Ebsco, Jstor, Sciencedirect and Scopus). The study proposes a set of conclusions, which tactile cues in architectural space for mobility have to respect in order to be useful for people with visual impairments.

  • 46.
    Andersson, Jonas E
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture, Architectural Design.
    Cacophony in architecture for mobility:: Designing space for people with cognitive or functional impairments2015In: Urban Mobility - Architectures,Geographies and Social Space: the 2015 Symposium of the Nordic Association of Architectural Research / [ed] Grundström, K., Malmö, 2015Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Often described as frozen music, architecture functions as a fixation agent for contemporaneous or past thinking on appropriate space for embarking on or ending a journey. The underlying conceptualization of this space relies on study visits to exemplary models or meticulous studies of drawings of space for mobility. This type of architecture becomes visual to its essence. It interacts with the human capacity of seeing in order to be perceived correctly. The spatial design describes the progression from the immobile built environment, which surrounds the embarkation space, to the means of transportation: air planes, buses or trains.

    Orientational cues inside the embarkation space give indication on how to access the infrastructure. This includes colour coding, illumination and signage. Sound insulation as an orientational cues is often neglected, thus, creating a vibrant soundscape of callouts, voices and mechanical installations. In order to help people with reduced sight or visual impairments, tactile cues are integrated in the flooring. These are supposed to facilitate way-finding from various key points in the embarkation space like from the entrance to the check-in counter, or to assisted services.

    The present study investigates the effectiveness of tactile cues in architecture for mobility. The study is based on interviews with people with visual problems and their experiences of Swedish architecture for mobility. This group of people often associate tactile cues with ambiguous spatial interpretations. Fixed to the built environment, tactile cues are subject to conflicting interests in maintenance and use of the embarkation space, which may inhibit or promote this user group’s independent use of this type of space. The study proposes a set of conclusions that tactile cues have to respect in order to be useful for people with visual impairments. 

  • 47.
    Andersson, Jonas E
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Chockade fransmän debatterar äldrevård2004In: Äldre i centrum : tidskrift för aktuell äldreforskning, ISSN 1653-3585, Vol. 1, no 1Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 48.
    Andersson, Jonas E
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE).
    Competition programs as articulators of welfare goals concerning dependent seniors2012In: Nordisk arkitekturforskning, ISSN 1102-5824, Vol. 1, 65-96 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 49.
    Andersson, Jonas E
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Creating empathetic architecture for the frail elderly: Socio-political goals as criteria in an architectural competition2011In: Architectural Competitions: Research inquiries and experiences / [ed] Magnus Rönn, Reza Kazemian, Jonas E Andersson, Stockholm: Axl Books , 2011, 1, 260-301 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In 2006, the Swedish municipality of Jaerfaella arranged an open architecturalcompetition focusing on future-oriented architectonic visions forelderly citizens. The location would be in a new residential area that wouldbe developed at a former airbase. The jury assessment report praised thetown plan in the winning Danish entry, but concluded that the majority ofthe thirty-three entries, including the winner, had designed rather conventionalhousing for elderly citizens who would have need of daily assistanceand care. This paper is based upon findings in a single case study, andfocuses on the municipal organizer’s decision-making process in arrangingan open municipal architectural competition. The research material consistedof interviews, offcial records, drawings and other relevant documentationof the process. The collected research material implied that the organizationof an architectural competition in a Swedish municipality is a vivavoce process, where spoken arguments are summarized in writing. Havingdelimited the case study, structured and thematic questions were designedfor use in interviews with a sample of thirty interviewees. The thematicsection of questions was inspired by the French Photolanguage method,and was used to discuss an important Swedish principle for creating a senseof homeliness for the frail elderly. Twelve interviewees were then identifiedas key informants and their statements were correlated with offcialrecords, drawings and other documentation. The analysis of the researchmaterial called for a guiding theory of discourses integrated into architectureas a field of practice. Based upon the guiding theory, six theoreticalconclusions were formulated: 1) The municipal organizer used divergentdiscourses to assess the feasibility of an open architectural competition; 2)The discourses were shaped by personal experiences with built environmentsfiltered through an individual profession-based framework; 3) Therewere five different discourses: a planning-based, a visionary, an ethical, anda conceptual discourse, all of which interacted with a human-spatial bounddiscourse on ageing and architecture; 4) A concept of integration open forinterpretation unified the five discourses and furthered the possibility ofan architectural competition. The concept was understood differently inthe five discourses; 5) The motives for a competition were connected tothe possibility to market the municipality. 6) The main principle of theSwedish concept of homeliness needs further defining to generate strongerguidelines for architecture.

  • 50.
    Andersson, Jonas E
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture, Architectural Design.
    Den gode aldring set ud fra arkitektkonkurrencer og sociale reformer: -2015In: Det aldrende samfund: Udfordringer og nye muligheder / [ed] Jensen, P.H. & Rostgaard, T., Köpenhamn: Frydenlund Academic , 2015, 1, 151-174 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
1234567 1 - 50 of 1878
CiteExportLink to result list
Permanent link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf