Digitala Vetenskapliga Arkivet

Ändra sökning
RefereraExporteraLänk till posten
Permanent länk

Direktlänk
Referera
Referensformat
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Annat format
Fler format
Språk
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Annat språk
Fler språk
Utmatningsformat
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
The Construction of Construction: The Wenner-Gren Center and the possibility of steel building in postwar Sweden
KTH, Skolan för arkitektur och samhällsbyggnad (ABE), Arkitektur.ORCID-id: 0000-0002-2347-2524
2018 (Engelska)Doktorsavhandling, monografi (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
Abstract [en]

The Wenner-Gren Center in Stockholm, built between 1954 and 1966, consists of three buildings dedicated to interdisciplinary and scientific research, designed by Sune Lindström and Alf Bydén of Vattenbyggnadsbyrån (VBB). The project was sponsored by Axel Wenner-Gren, and received support from the Swedish state through the donation of a property at the northern end of Stockholm’s thoroughfare Sveavägen. This thesis considers how the construction of the Wenner Gren Center played into a complex web of infrastructural alliances that both shaped and were shaped by the development of a new building format. It studies how the technical, social and economic processes in play during the project constituted a purposeful attempt to research a wider landscape of possibility in construction.

Pivotal to my investigation is the fact that steel was re-introduced as a structural building material in Sweden during the construction of the Wenner-Gren Center, which fundamentally affected that process. The thesis asks “what made steel building possible at the Wenner-Gren Center” It becomes evident that the answers to this question are multivalent. The thesis allows the particularities of different knowledge-practices combined into the architecture project to speak by mapping the debates between the actors involved: architects, engineers, various construction consultants and the investors and politicians behind the project. The thesis also implicates operational formats such as research test results regarding technical development, financial calculations, and pre-construction analyses in order to visualize how architecture is regulated. In other words, my investigation examines various agencies in the architectural process in order to unfold the significance of a single case study.

The thesis consists of a prologue, five chapters and a conclusion, a Swedish summary and a bibliography backed by more than 150 illustrations, many of them never published before.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2018. , s. 382
Serie
TRITA-ABE-DLT ; 1832
Nyckelord [en]
architecture history, architecture technology, Wenner-Gren Center, steel, construction, construction sites, architecture practice, prototype, knowledge production, the Swedish Institute of Steel Construction, postwar Sweden
Nyckelord [sv]
arkitekturhistoria, arkitekturteknik, Wenner-Gren Center, stål, stålkonstruktion, byggplatser, arkitekturpraktik, prototyp, kunskapsproduktion, Stålbyggnadsinstitutet, svensk efterkrigstid
Nationell ämneskategori
Humaniora och konst
Forskningsämne
Arkitektur
Identifikatorer
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-233818ISBN: 978-91-7729-897-7 (tryckt)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-233818DiVA, id: diva2:1242838
Disputation
2018-09-21, F3, Lindstedtsvägen 26, Stockholm, 14:00 (Engelska)
Opponent
Handledare
Anmärkning

QC 20180829

Tillgänglig från: 2018-08-29 Skapad: 2018-08-29 Senast uppdaterad: 2022-10-24Bibliografiskt granskad

Open Access i DiVA

fulltext(14975 kB)2430 nedladdningar
Filinformation
Filnamn FULLTEXT01.pdfFilstorlek 14975 kBChecksumma SHA-512
3cb6d568f35c66fab4f6d963b3bf0604f1337ac36e648f6052e5362cba123aa4125fd6a87d57122863f7f4b5f65a5677e29469e19a866a5fb5ff77065ecf78ec
Typ fulltextMimetyp application/pdf
fulltext(14415 kB)1809 nedladdningar
Filinformation
Filnamn FULLTEXT02.pdfFilstorlek 14415 kBChecksumma SHA-512
90f33fee2e3d79b88b5448a5b4aa9440ce92d60701eb4ba191879060d7dd615a503d7187f16320b320ea4ffbe2082eff538853158a319d7f4d4c4aa1631d11d3
Typ fulltextMimetyp application/pdf

Sök vidare i DiVA

Av författaren/redaktören
Rosenberg, Frida
Av organisationen
Arkitektur
Humaniora och konst

Sök vidare utanför DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Totalt: 4276 nedladdningar
Antalet nedladdningar är summan av nedladdningar för alla fulltexter. Det kan inkludera t.ex tidigare versioner som nu inte längre är tillgängliga.

isbn
urn-nbn

Altmetricpoäng

isbn
urn-nbn
Totalt: 1670 träffar
RefereraExporteraLänk till posten
Permanent länk

Direktlänk
Referera
Referensformat
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Annat format
Fler format
Språk
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Annat språk
Fler språk
Utmatningsformat
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf