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  • 1.
    Aaro, Hedvig
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Restoring the Already Restored2022Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Restoration has been a tool for enhancing selected parts of history, which tells about the ideals of its time. Today most older buildings have already been through several restorations or renovations. How should one approach and valuate historical layers?

    The purpose of this thesis has been to study earlier restoration work and its approaches and ideals. From this, interventions and design has been done through an alteration of Börshuset in Gamla Stan in Stockholm. The restoration proposal consists of three interventions done with three different approaches: reconstruction, alteration of the existing and an added function and element. Through this method, the project attempts to answer questions about how we can relate to existing buildings, not just as artefacts of their time, but as living things with a complex and layered history. My proposal is a suggestion to reintroduce lost qualities and value the historical layers that are or have been present in Börshuset. By being aware of the difficulty in appreciating newer layers there is a possibility for a better assessment and decision-making that could save historical layers which might become our future cultural heritage.

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  • 2.
    Aasgaard, Peter Wilhelm Valerius
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    En gate2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Project description:

    Three planned high schools in the area were to have a common building with different social functions, such as a library, social areas and a dining room. 

    Early on in the process, I figured that the program had many functions that potensially could be interesting for the general public, such as a library, social areas and an exhibition. This led to the concept of opening up the building and making it accessible to everyone, creating potensial for an active building, even after school hours. 

    So how can openness be communicated in form? My concept was to extend the public space and let it continue uninterrupted through the whole interior., in short: a ramp. By connecting the ramp to Enskede, lying ten metres above the plot, the building became a public street. Stockholm municipality had an ambition for opening up Slakthusomradet, and the building became a part of this project.

    The program in the assignment excisted of many zones, usually associated with staff areas. I wanted to change that conception and make these rooms open to the public. These rooms included for example administration, cleaning and kitchen. 

    The materials used were all taken from typical public spaces, such as concrete, stone, asphalt, steel and glass. Furthermore, the character of the materials were to change when you moved from “the street” and into the closed spaces. Here you would find wooden walls and furniture, as well as curtains of cotton.

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  • 3.
    Abshirini, Ehsan
    et al.
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment.
    Koch, Daniel
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture, Architectural Design.
    Resilience, space syntax and spatialinterfaces: The case of river cities2017In: A|Z ITU Journal of the Faculty of Architecture, ISSN 1303-7005, Vol. 14, no 1, p. 25-41Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Resilience defined as the capacity of a system to manage impacts, keep its efficiency and continue its development has been scrutinized by researchers from different points of view over the past decades. Due to the prominence of resilience in urban planning, this paper intends to find out how the spatial structure of cities deals with disturbances, and if geographical phenomena such as rivers affect the resilience in cities. Using the space syntax methods syntactically analyze the resilience in cities, we innovatively introduce two measures; similarity and sameness. These measures are in relation with the syntactical properties of cities and compare the degree of resilience between different groups. Similarity measures the degree to which each city retains the relative magnitude of its foreground network after a disturbance and sameness is the degree to which each city retains the same segments as its foreground network after a disturbance. Likewise to network resilience studies, we apply different disturbances on cities and explore the reaction of cities to disturbances in terms of size of the foreground network and which segments are parts thereof. We then compare different groups based on these measurements as a method to analyze sameness and similarity. The results show that the resilience, in the way we define it, is different in different cities depending on in which view and based on which parameters we are discussing the resilience. Additionally morphological phenomena such as rivers have a great impact on the structure of cities and in turn on their resilience.

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  • 4.
    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.
    Rivers as integration devices in cities2016In: City, Territory and Architecture, E-ISSN 2195-2701, Vol. 3, no 1, p. 1-21Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: As dynamic systems rivers and cities have been in interaction under changing relations over time, and the morphology of many cities has risen through a long and steady struggle between the city functions and the river system flowing inside. This makes river cities an interesting case to study how the presence of geographical features interacts with spatial morphology in the formation of cities.

    Methods: The basis of this research is enabled by utilizing a novel model for cross-city comparison presented by Hillier in his Santiago keynote in 2012 called a “star model”. This is done on large samples of cities investigating concurrent configurations, as well as how the properties in this star model react to specific forms of disturbance.

    Results: Results illustrate that the foreground network as identified through maximum choice values in cities are more vital to the structure of cities than the bridges. The overall syntactic structure tends to retain its character (degree of distributedness) and the location of its foreground network (which street segments constitute the foreground network) even when bridges are targeted. Furthermore, counter to the initial hypothesis, river cities tend to change less than non-river cities after targeted disturbance of the systems. Finally, the results show that while there is a statistical morphological difference between river cities and non-river cities, this difference is not directly explained through the bridges.

    Conclusion: Integrating space syntax with statistical and geospatial analysis can throw light on the way in which the properties of city networks and urban structure reflect the relative effect of rivers on the morphology of river cities. The paper, finally, contributes through offering one piece of a better perception of the structure of river-cities that can support strategies of river-cities interaction as well as enhance our knowledge on the constraints and limits to that interaction.

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  • 5.
    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, p. 11:1-11:15Conference 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.

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    Abshirini & Koch -- Visibility Analysis, Similarity, and Dissimilarity in General Trends of Building Layouts and their Functions (SSS9 2013)
  • 6.
    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, p. 36.1-36.15Conference 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.

  • 7.
    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, Urban Design.
    Legeby, Ann
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture, Urban Design.
    Flood Resilient Cities: A Syntactic and Metric Novel on Measuring the Resilience of Cities against Flooding, Gothenburg, Sweden2017In: Journal of Geographic Information System, ISSN 2151-1950, E-ISSN 2151-1969, Vol. 9, p. 505-534Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Flooding is one of the most destructive natural disasters which have rapidly been growing in frequency and intensity all over the world. In this view, assessment of the resilience of the city against such disturbances is of high necessity in order to significantly mitigate the disaster effects of flooding on the city structures and the human lives. The aim of this paper is to develop a method to assess the resilience of a river city (the city of Gothenburg in Sweden), which is prone to flood Hazard, against such disturbances. By simulating flood inundation with different return periods, in the first step, the areas of impact are determined. To assess the resilience, two different methods are followed. One is a syntactic method grounded in the foreground network in space syntax theory and the other is based on measuring accessibility to the essential amenities in the city. In the first method, similarity and sameness parameters are defined to quantitatively measure the syntactic resilience in the city. In the next step, accessibility to amenities and the minimum distance to amenities before and after each disturbance is measured. The results, in general, show that such disturbances affect the city structure and the resilience of the city differently. For instance, the city is more resilient after flooding ac- cording to accessibility measures. This clearly means that the answer to the question of resilience is mainly dependent on “resilience of what and for what.”

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  • 8.
    Achtman, August
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Barn square2021Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    I have chosen to place the people's house on the outskirts of Järna, the place became the cultivation center near the municipality's planned cultivation incubator. The cultivation center is a central place in the new area and can be easily reached by both car and bicycle. From Järna center it is about 3km to the cultivation center. The cultivation center has a square in the middle where I placed the people's house. Both sides of the moraån are close to the people's houses and have good communications to the place. The proximity to the building and the fact that the cycle paths are separated from car roads also contributes to a safe feeling for both the children who cycle to the people's house. The building is a wooden building with a concrete foundation and a metal roof. The south side of the building faces a large open field and a few old barns. The western façade forms a wind and noise protection against the road coming from the west and allows the visitor to stay outdoors without being disturbed by cars or other vehicles. The cycle path comes from the southeast and has two connections to the back of the building, one to the concrete slab that is available for outdoor exhibitions, the café's outdoor restaurant and small bicycle rack and a connection to the gravel field for bicycles and outdoor activities. On the north side of the building, the entrance to the car park and loading dock are located, the car parks continue around the building to the eastern façade where the main entrance and reception are located.

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  • 9.
    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.

  • 10.
    Adalmundsson, Magnus
    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
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  • 11.
    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.

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  • 12.
    Adamsone, Darta
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    The common ground workshop, caring for industrial heritage2023Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Historical hydroelectric stations are part of an aging industrial heritage that is still extremely relevant today through its form of generating energy. Many stations built in the 20th c. are categorized as architectural heritage, therefore protected against demolition or radical change, thus also a radical expansion that would allow to modernize the station and allow for bigger energy output. Viskafors power station in Borås (Sweden) built in 1917 for the former local textile factory,  is a small-scale power station that is marked as architectural heritage, currently owned by Vattenfall.  The town of Viskafors is one of many factory towns along the river and as the industry went bankrupt in the 1970-ties it has become a suburb to the city of Borås. The only public buildings in Viskafors are schools. The town once defined by the industry is now left with an inaccessible waterfront and plenty of unused and unattainable space.The former factory grounds and the restricted area around the hydroelectric station, railway and regional road block the waterfront.The latest station renovation happened in 2013, leaving the second floor and the lift tower empty. Forming another void in the total space that Viskafors has to offer.Can this void be used as leverage to explore the potential of formerly unattainable space within the station and in connection to the waterfront? Keeping this in mind, this thesis aims to find meaningful ways to inhabit and repurpose formerly unattainable space as it is today; to find methods of organizing complex landscapes; initiate a discussion of new thinking of potential hybrid scenarios for the complexities of our future settlements.Can the future be a link to the past and vice versa?The project space stretches from the street level approaching the building to the rooftop, extends into the empty space of the station's second floor, and continues over the other side of the river. The existing second-floor space dimensions are  33 m x 11m x 5.5 m forming a box space. In theory, a box space this size holds infinite potential as long as it remains empty and has no walls, this project aims to explore the method of placing programmed pavilions/interventions as a space-organizing method of work and extending the approach to the rest of the project site area.The aim is to keep the hydroelectric station running while inhabiting the empty space surrounding it, and learning how to live with it.

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  • 13.
    Adamsone, Darta
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    The common ground workshop, caring for industrial heritage    The common ground workshop, caring for industrial heritage2023Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Historical hydroelectric stations are part of an aging industrial heritage that is still extremely relevant today through its form of generating energy. Many stations built in the 20th c. are categorized as architectural heritage, therefore protected against demolition or radical change, thus also a radical expansion that would allow to modernize the station and allow for bigger energy output. Viskafors power station in Borås (Sweden) built in 1917 for the former local textile factory,  is a small-scale power station that is marked as architectural heritage, currently owned by Vattenfall.  The town of Viskafors is one of many factory towns along the river and as the industry went bankrupt in the 1970-ties it has become a suburb to the city of Borås. The only public buildings in Viskafors are schools. The town once defined by the industry is now left with an inaccessible waterfront and plenty of unused and unattainable space.The former factory grounds and the restricted area around the hydroelectric station, railway and regional road block the waterfront.The latest station renovation happened in 2013, leaving the second floor and the lift tower empty. Forming another void in the total space that Viskafors has to offer.Can this void be used as leverage to explore the potential of formerly unattainable space within the station and in connection to the waterfront? Keeping this in mind, this thesis aims to find meaningful ways to inhabit and repurpose formerly unattainable space as it is today; to find methods of organizing complex landscapes; initiate a discussion of new thinking of potential hybrid scenarios for the complexities of our future settlements.Can the future be a link to the past and vice versa?The project space stretches from the street level approaching the building to the rooftop, extends into the empty space of the station's second floor, and continues over the other side of the river. The existing second-floor space dimensions are  33 m x 11m x 5.5 m forming a box space. In theory, a box space this size holds infinite potential as long as it remains empty and has no walls, this project aims to explore the method of placing programmed pavilions/interventions as a space-organizing method of work and extending the approach to the rest of the project site area.The aim is to keep the hydroelectric station running while inhabiting the empty space surrounding it, and learning how to live with it.

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  • 14.
    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.

  • 15.
    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.

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  • 16.
    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.

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  • 17.
    Aejmelaeus-Lindström, Petrus
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Opera i Stockholm, Stadsgårdskajen2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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  • 18.
    Af Petersen, Ellen
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Tensta Spånga Stadsdelhus2020Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Platsen för projektet är en tomt i centrala Tensta invid Konsthallen och den östra tunnelbaneuppgången. Idag står det ett parkeringshus på tomten som i lokaltidningen ”Mitt i Tensta Rinkeby” beskrivs som Tenstas otryggaste plats.

    En ambition med projektet har varit att bevara delar av parkeringshuset för att skriva om berättelsen om platsen. Genom att bevara delar av parkeringshuset är även förhoppningen att tröskeln för att besöka stadsdelshuset blir lägre. Det blir inte en främmande, helt ny byggnad som sänks ner på platsen utan istället en transformation av något redan bekant.

    Social hållbarhet har varit viktigt i projektet i och med platsens karaktär och områdets problem med trångboddhet. Därför har det varit viktigt att skapa offentliga, trygga rum för medborgarna. Utöver det nya Stadsdelshuset har även en fristående presentationshall och ett torg adderats till platsen. 

  • 19.
    af Petersens, Ellen
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Öppet lager [Open Storage]2023Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The thesis, Öppet Lager, (Open Storage) attaches a public structure to Moderna Museet’s off-site storage to bring together the showing and storing of art. As it is inevitable that large institutions cannot show their full collections, many of their works of art will be stored away from the public. Moderna Museet currently has 283 artworks on display at Skeppsholmen which is around 0.25 percent out of their collection of 140 000 pieces. As collections continue to grow the percentage of what is shown decreases, and the storage spaces fill up. To open the storages of art Öppet Lager addresses the conflict between showing and storing art and how objects could be displayed without compromising the administrative functions of transportation, conservation, and research. By proposing an alternative way to store art, the project aims to create greater access to works of art that would otherwise be sleeping deep in storages.

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  • 20.
    Aggarwal, Tishita
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture, Lighting Design.
    Lighting to enhance cooperative learning in classrooms2022Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Cooperative learning refers to teaching methods that encourage students to work together in small groups to help each other learn educational content. In Sweden, cooperative learning methods are used in classrooms as an educational approach to organize classroom activities into academic and social learning experiences. This thesis investigates how lighting can support cooperative learning in Swedish classrooms to enhance students' learning performance while taking into account visual tasks during different pedagogical activities and visual comfort. To answer this question, the existing lighting of a middle school classroom in Iggesund Skola, Sweden, was studied through a methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative methods. Analysis of literature review, personal observations and interviews, measurements of illuminance, luminance, and color metrics, and 3D simulations formed the foundation of the lighting design proposal for the refurbishment of classrooms.The results show that the lighting requirements of students and teachers have changed with time. To include cooperative learning methods, the users ask for a changeable lighting solution that can work with their flexible learning method. Hence, the design proposal focuses on enhancing students' learning performance while emphasizing the flexibility of their learning method.

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  • 21.
    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.

     

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  • 22.
    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.

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  • 23.
    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.

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  • 24.
    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.

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  • 25.
    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.

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  • 26.
    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.

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  • 27.
    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.

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  • 28.
    Ahlqvist, Emelie
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Commemorating the a(s)telier2020Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This is a project on the topic of living and working and it consists of two parts. The first is a research thesis analyzing the development of the atelier typology from the 1860s until today. The second part is a proposal for a new architectural typology, that combines spaces for dwelling with those of production and labor. The project is set in Stockholm. My study shows a gradual loss of the concept of the atelier as a combined/multifaceted typology. Throughout the years studied, the place to produce has gradually separated itself from both the space of dwelling and the place of consumption. My interest lies in speculating on bringing them together again, in my proposal for a new architectural typology; the ’super villa garage’. To briefly conclude, I here identify the atelier as a place of convergence between cultural production and domestic life. A space that blurs the line between the two spheres and challenges the division of dwelling and labor. As a typology that shifts the boundaries between the private, the communal, and the public I believe that it has the potential to generate new ways of living and working, as well as give new possibilities for interaction and integration with local contexts.

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  • 29.
    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.

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  • 30.
    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!

  • 31.
    Ahmad, Mahum
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    The Untold Story of Baba Island: Sustainable Livelihood: The Revival of Fishing Community andEcology of Baba Island, Karachi2022Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Once covered by dense mangrove forest, Baba Island was inclusive of a group of Islands protecting the Kolachi settlement from storms and invasion.  Kolachi Jo Goth (fisherman’s village) transformed into the present-day megacity of Karachi when the British conquered and established it as a harbour for trade. Baba Island was no exception to the change as the British started moving the fishermen from the centre further out to the Islands while establishing their residential colonies. 

    This displacement of a chunk of the community led to the invasion of mangrove land and hence came about a dependent community - known as Baba Goth (Island). The infrastructure and main fishery including the fish markets were all still inland, apart from this as the city grew development happened inland and the community became forgotten over time. The once pristine waters are polluted, mangroves forests diminishing, fish depletion in the sea, lack of infrastructure and skills, rising sea levels and economic impoverishment have all led to the Baba community's vulnerability. 

    This thesis recognizes the degrading conditions of the Baba community, especially in the current context of climate change. Through the lens of sustainability, the project understands the practices and economic activities of the residents to derive solutions. It promotes regenerating coastal ecology to prevent land loss from seawater intrusion and storms. Ecofishing, waste and water management are the other main strategic solutions explored in the project. In all, the thesis aims to provide strategies for self-sufficiency and minimize their dependency on the city. 

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  • 32.
    Ahmad, Rayan
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Gottsunda Culture center2019Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The district Gottsunda has a wide variety of buildings, both in size and in style. The larger southern part consists largely of the 1960s million program. The district has a very rich culture that should be enlightened and taken care of. My first entry to this project was to, with the help of architecture, highlight some of the strong and positive sides of Gottsunda, its culture, activities and knowledge. I started by puncturing rules for myself which I will try to follow through the project process, these rules are that the cultural center should have as a focus to contribute to increased understanding and knowledge within the different cultures, there should be opportunity to learn how to use various technical tools to be able to share their culture and there should be opportunity for large collections.

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  • 33.
    Ahmad, Rayan
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Järva Kultur & Sport - Cultural activation of Järva, Stockholm2022Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Studies have shown that kids and youths that grow up in segregated communities with parents who have low social knowledge are most likely to struggle as adults. Last year I was part of an ideal group called Löparakademin, this group's mission was to gather youths in different suburbs and have different activities with them  for 10 weeks, the main one being to run. Throughout these weeks they have different types of workshops and lectures touching on topics that usually aren't brought up in either school or by their parents.

    My aim with the project is to integrate the suburb and break the segregation between the areas in the suburb, through sports and cultural activation. 

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  • 34.
    Ahmed, Lamia
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    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture, Urban Design.
    Smoliakova, Mariia
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture, Urban Design.
    Beyond survival: Building resilient communities through co-creation for the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh2021Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    With our project, we are focusing on the Rohingya refugee issue. In 2017 thousands of people had to cross the borders of Myanmar due to mass genocide triggered by ethnic cleansing and around 800,000 of them flee to Bangladesh as refugees. Whereas, Bangladesh has 2 million informal settlers of its own known as internally displaced people (IDPs) who have been displaced due to extreme climatic conditions. So, we are dealing with the issue of how refugees can coexist in a country where there are already thousands homeless. 

    Currently, the government has built a settlement for 100,000 people on a newly emerged island, Bhashan Char in the Bay of Bengal. Thousands of Rohingya refugees are already being relocated there. However, with the predicted sea-level rise not only the island but the majority of the coastal area of Bangladesh might go underwater. Our project is an attempt to imagine a resilient community, where both refugees and Bangladeshi people will be able to coexist in Bhashan Char, build empathy for each other, and be connected with the surroundings. Simultaneously, be able to co-develop preparedness for future changes connected to sea-level rise using local potential. 

    Hence, the aim of our project is to establish conditions of co-existence for the refugees and IDPs of Bangladesh where they can co-create resilient communities in connection with the local context and the changing environment. 

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  • 35.
    Ahmed, Saba Farheen
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture, Urban Design.
    Post-Extraction Mine-Scape. Alternate Production and Recreation Protocol for Slite.2023Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Quarrying of limestone on the Swedish island of Gotland dates all the way back to the 5th century but saw the rise of its modern form during the early 20th century, with the establishment of Cementa AB at Slite, which since then has developed as an industrial town. Cementa has been progressively mining limestone in three large open pit quarries in Slite. Their factory accounts for approximately three quarters of Sweden’s cement production and is considered to be a vital part of the construction industry. However, the ecological and social damages caused by the extractive procedures far exceed the economic incentive and has triggered numerous debates on whether they should be allowed to continue production.  

    This project henceforth envisions an alternate post-extraction future for Slite’s mine-scape, where the production of cement will shift from extracting limestone to growing limestone using calcareous microalgae. The leftover quarries will be regenerated, the factory will be repurposed, and the contextual industrial land will be developed, improved, and enhanced for the benefit of the surrounding community and visitors. By shifting to a net-zero carbon method of producing cement, alternate industries will develop in place which will also resolve Slite’s socio-economic dependency on limestone and diversify its mono-cultural economy.

    A 30-year protocol is planned to transform the urban-industrial fabric of Slite into a microalgae farming field and extreme sports destination - creating an anthroposcenic garden in which production, everyday life and leisure are meant to be compatible. While the quarries will undergo a natural rewilding process, this proposal does not intend to artificially restore the quarries entirely to their original landscapes but rather acknowledge our anthropogenic actions as irreversible and consequential; and hence engage with this damaged landscape to find new uses for it. 

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  • 36.
    AHN, CHANG HYUN
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    LEFTOVERS2020Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

     Unlike the city calling the project as 'moving city', what actually happening in Kiruna is that demolishing the old part and building a new area. During this process, specific researches were done on each houses by municipality and only few heritages, estimated as culturally valuable, are picked up and will be preserved as it is. On the other hand, individual houses are facing the demolition, since the city wants to give the space back to the nature. However, these "research" overlooks a phenomenological aspect of individual houses, which contains the trace of actual daily life of Kiruna people. And when starting to see from this perspective, all these houses, whether it is aesthetically beautiful or not, are worth to be preserved since these spaces allow a common experience for each family to share, which leads community to form an identity.   According to the city's plan, only some fragments from the houses will be reused for the new house construction such as interior moldings with ornament, window frame, door nob...etc. But I believe that the spacial experience is about going through the aggregate of a space.  In this project, on the top of situation of Kiruna, the new city development and anthropocenical impact of mining, I would like to criticize the current preservation work by exposing the phenomenological value of individual houses with fictional proposal, that is saving the entire "home" in the underground for the future to share the memory with the next generation, rather than breaking it into pieces.

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  • 37. Ahnborg, Johan
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    Bergström, Anders
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture, History and Theory of Architecture.
    Kvastad, Kristina
    Norling, Monika
    Restaurering 1910-talet: Vreta klosterkyrka2005In: Kulturvärden, ISSN 1104-845X, no 2, p. 19-20Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 38.
    Ahrenstedt, Irina
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture, Lighting Design.
    Travelling Stockholm from underneath: A journey of light2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 40 credits / 60 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The report Stockholm city’s regional biking plan presents information of a continuously rising numbers ofcyclists in central Stockholm. However, the central parts of Stockholm have not now, or in the near future,the capacity or structure to provide a functional as well as safe traffic situation, especially for cyclists. Theincreasing demand from traffic of the commuter street network in central Stockholm make the 6 km longunderground maintenance tunnel along the newly build Citybanan commuter train tracks a possible andinteresting alternative for safe, fast and easy bicycle travelling underneath Stockholm. The tunnel stretchesfrom Fatbursparken to Tomteboda, with exits/entrances along the route in central parts of Stockholm[Fig 1.]There are several examples in the world where former car, train and maintenance tunnels are used as bikingtunnels. The longest existing example is the Croix Rousse tunnel in Lyon, France (2013). A 1,3 km longtunnel with separate lanes for cyclists, pedestrians and commuter busses, which also functions as anevacuation tunnel to the parallel car tunnel. Another example is the Lugaritz-Morland bicycle tunnel in thecity of San Sebastian, Spain (2009), which is a former railway tunnel (850 metres) that connects twoneighbourhoods in the city.The specific conditions a tunnel have with no daylight and limited access, give the lighting designer theimportant task to shape the space using light.Light is the factor that makes us see the world, our visual ability is depending on the light. Light has theability to reveal and transform the character of a space and influence how the observer experiences thesituation, both physically (by vision) and psychologically (emotional experiences as comfort and feeling ofsafety). Therefore a good visual condition in public space, traffic as well as enclosed spaces like tunnels, arevery important and a basic need for humans in the city.The aim with this thesis was to develop a lighting strategy and proposal for the maintenance tunnel ofCitybanan in Stockholm, based on literature and case studies research, a full-scale light observation by areference group in a tunnel context as well as research by questionnaires. The primary purpose of the fullscalelight study was to confirm literature research hypotheses about the importance of light distributionand experienced spatial atmosphere in relation to psychological effects, as well as the importance of lightgiving information. Findings confirm and shows that light distribution have a great impact on how theobservers experience the space visually, as well as emotionally. Findings also show that light can influencepeople’s behaviour to intuitively slow down or be alert. Further this thesis results show that giving a spaceit’s own identity by collaboration between light, colour and architectural elements have a great impact onthe psychological experiences of a space regarding safety, comfort and social interaction, crucial factors in atunnel environment for cyclists.The thesis results in a concept presented in the Proposal chapter, based on design principles and a lightingstrategy where a combination of light typologies is used to create a human centred and comfortableenvironment. Light is used as guiding element and for spatial understanding to create comfort and supportsocial interaction. In addition the concept includes a theme used as inspiration in the lighting strategy tocreate a connection on a human scale between the cyclist and the space. The theme is based on a commonpreference of the reference group, as well as my personal, for the ideal dream biking environment;In the nature. Experiencing for example the variation of light filtered through the leaves, the sunset and theabsence of traffic.The aim with the proposal is to transform the tunnel to an attractive bicycle route for daily cyclists inStockholm, as well as being an interesting tourist attraction.- A large underground landmark and art piece stretching under the city of Stockholm.

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  • 39.
    Aidas, Nina
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Responsive Textile Geometries: Vanadisbadet Revised2011Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    How can principles found in textile behaviour be translated into architectural expression? With water as a program in context of a new bath in Vanadislunden, Stockholm, this project studies how a rigid material can be percieved as soft and flexible.

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  • 40.
    Aijkens, Julia
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture, Lighting Design.
    Gender and the Architectural Lighting Design Team; A Study into the Real and Perceived2021Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Studies suggest that diversity is advantageous to group work. As lighting design teams become increasingly diverse, there is an increased opportunity for innovation as well as miscommunication. In an effort to improve communication and inter-team empathy, this master’s thesis explores the implications of gender on the architectural lighting design collaborative team. 

    Based on previous research, a survey was conducted of architectural lighting designers of any gender located in the US.

    This thesis concludes that a gap exists in the gendered perceptions among colleagues in a lighting design environment. In addition, it cannot be assumed that tendencies seen in the general public are representative of architectural lighting designers. This research culminates in the conclusion that increased diversity within teams strengthens and supports design problem solving, in line with previous work done on this topic.

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  • 41.
    Ailenei, Ivona
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Kahn Skola2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The building is searching for the site’s existing landscape with it’s forests and an existing hidden glade that becomes the core of the project.

    The school is a place which is meant to be discovered step by step, in order to increase the creativity. And it acts like a heart, where the circle becomes a symbol for interaction and movement through the parts of the programme and the surroundings. 

    The building has its heart where the existing glade 

    exists.There are the smaller children, the kindergarden and the dining room which are directed outward. 

    A new , bigger glade is built for the children from the upper classes. This acts also as a social act between the society and the school. The big circle activates the place and takes the 

    children through all parts of the program. There will be an

    challenging investigation to move from the classrooms to the dining room and then to the school garden or the 

    workshops. 

    The classrooms take an articulated form that also

    encourages the idea of that  everyone should find her/his own place and provides a place for everyone.

    The workshops which are located on the ground floor open up to room where they can extend to the exterior  and where the children can work and have acces to the outside and where they can be seen and appreciated.

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  • 42.
    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.

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  • 43.
    Akay, Simal
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture, Lighting Design.
    Lighting for Tension in Video Games2022Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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    This thesis aims to analyze the “tension” in video games by using an experiment-based practical approach. It examines different lighting conditions and how people perceive them in virtual environments. “Flow Theory”  and “Circumplex Model” are used as theoretical frameworks to define the term tension and serve as the basis of the experiment. For the experiment, a scene is created primarily inspired by the video game Resident Evil: Village. Different lighting conditions are applied to the scene in order to understand how lighting qualities can invoke various emotions in the context of tension. A survey is conducted on people with diverse backgrounds to observe their reactions and understand their perception  of their surroundings. 

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  • 44.
    Akbari, Ahmad
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Eken2023Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In Ösmo with its centrality and its growing population, I want to design a cultural center that highlights the city's needs. The statistics show that Ösmo will have the largest population increase in Nynäshamn municipality, and will thus have to continue to develop its own identity, as Ösmo today essentially functions as a sleeping town. The building is to be a marker of this development of Ösmo, from a sleeping town to a city of its own with its own character.The Culture house's plus program will consist of a market hall, a workshop part and a sports part. The market hall becomes a meeting place between the local production and the population, and can thus lift the local production and work for sustainable consumption. The market hall is placed in Ösmo as this is a relatively central location in Nynäshamn with close connections to both the freeway and commuter train.The workshops become a place for training and for start-up activities. The workshop part has premises for handicrafts with wood, textiles, metal and ceramics, and could also be used in collaboration with local schools to arouse children's interest and promote creativity. In addition, the premises are to be used by various start-ups or private individuals for commercial or personal needs. This can become a meeting point for people nearby, and offers an opportunity to learn and develop an interest in needlework for people who might not otherwise have had that opportunity at home, and change Ösmo's identity from a sleeping town to a city with its own workplaces and activities. Last but not least is the sports section, which consists of a gym and changing room and will be the first gym in the whole of Ösmo. Today, the nearest gym is in Nynäshamn, which is unreasonably far away for Ösmo residents. The building's relationship to the football field, makes it available even for the football players to use.The idea for the shape of the building came out of and developed after the forest, as the site is currently covered with different kinds of trees. The shape of the building is inspired by the shape of the trees, especially the oak that spreads its branches and creates a roof. Therefore, a module was developed for the construction that resembles the design of the trees. Then the module must be placed next to each other, similar to the placement of the trees in a forest. This led to the design of a one-story building that follows the relatively flat landscape.

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    Aksoy, Adalet Rabia
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    The house of possibilities2022Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The House of possibilities is a people's house located in a small town calld Alberga in the countryside. Alberga has about four hundred inhabitants, of which 25 percent of the inhabitants are sixty years or older and 18 percent are younger than fourteen years. My work focuses on creating a place where Alberga's both older and younger residents can meet to be able to express themselves creatively. The result was a people's house combined with an art studio where you can create art by e.g. paint, draw, sculpt but also a place where there are possibilities to work or just sit and have coffee while appreciating nature. Alberga is a place with a fantastic environment where forest and fields meet. The House of possibilities is located a bit outside the town just like the people's houses that were built in the late 18th century. The building is strongly inspired by the 18th century people's house. The land I chose to place the building on is right next to a field, which became essential for the design. The building also has socio-economic benefits as it makes activities accessible that are not otherwise accessible to everyone. The location of the building with the field view leads to the rural feeling being strengthened. The House of possibilities will be a building that reflects the place and its history.

  • 46.
    Al Ghifary, Haider
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Hötorget Rooftop Hälsocenter & Restaurang - en takpotential2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    An investigation of a rooftop potential of Hötorget Building 5 in Stockholm.

    This project proposes a program on floor 17, 18 and 19 (rooftop level) of the high-rise building containing a restaurant and a health centre with fitness facilities, group training and hamam-inspired steam sauna.

    The challenges have been to fit in a program in a space traditionally meant only for office use. The aim has been to provide a business that is useful for the place but at the same time provide architectural qualities by structural alterations to make vertical spaces with skylight, maximizing sightlines, keeping constant access to the façade and thereby access to the view outside. Other aims have been to create a brand and identity by adding an oriental hamam-theme into the project. Lastly the project intended to catch the “natural qualities” that are offered by a place of this height by giving access to the roof-top and letting the visitor experience the open sky and the city panorama throughout the year.

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    AL Shehadeh, Dyana
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Folketshus+HAH2022Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Folketshus+HAH

    Human and animal hydrotherapy centre.The project aims to create a therapeutic and recreational organisation linked in the place. When we talk about a rural area, we are talking about the landscape of humans and animals. Therefore, this project is designed to serve humans and animals alike.

    The project includes an Olympic swimming pool, a children's pool and a beach to attract visitors to it. And the main part of it, the therapeutic pools for people, horses and dogs and an exhibition to educate people about the importance of mental and physical health of humans and animals. This building can combine the health needs of the residents of the place of people and animals and public recreation facilities.

    The building consists of two floors, first floor includes the hydrotherapy centere and in the  second floor the folektshus is  located. It includes places for public meetings and exhibitions.

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    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 .

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    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. 

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  • 50.
    Albé, Marta
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture, Lighting Design.
    Images of light and emotions - a photographic research about individual and collective emotional sensibility towards lighting atmospheres2020Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    How do we humans feel the light? Is there a correspondance between our inner feelings and emotions and the outer space that surrounds us? Are we aware/conscious of it? Which personal meanings-values and emotions arise in us and how we consequently link them to a certain light-environment Atmosphere (indoor and outdoor) lit by natural or artificial light? Driven by these questions, this thesis will investigate via a visual qualitative experiment driven among photography amateurs, how their emotional sensibility is deeply bonded with light and how this emotional atmosphere is felt and portrayed throughout the day. A collection of two pictures per day, for one week, in the morning and in the evening will be firstly analyzed under the lens of each singular participant’s emotional sensibility, and then collectively grouped into common lighting Atmospheres. The wide and colorful spectrum of the possible combinations between light and emotions investigated in this research shows the richness and the complexity of the human sensibility towards light, and raise awareness in consider these intangible human factors as essential in the lighting process.

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