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Searching for the Grandiose
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Searching for the Grandiose (English)
Abstract [en]

This project is called “Searching for the Grandiose” and consequently dives into this both historical and contemporary field of architecture. With a basis in architectural history, architectural theory and popular culture the project aims to understand and create grandiose architecture.  Both built and imaginary, this area of architecture has always inspired and pushed the boundaries for the possibilities of our profession. Furthermore, in the search for the grandiose also follows a possibility of the limitless – both economically, technically and mentally. In trying to design the grandiose, the architect must loosen the chains of reality and strive for the impossible and awesome.

Consequently – a vast architectural fantasy is here created on an imaginary site with no restrictions in regards to size, program or economy.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 64
Keywords [en]
architecture, architectural theory, architectural history, grandiose, monumental, monument, architectural fantasy, fantasy, imaginary, capriccio, Etienne-Louis Boullée, Piranesi, Bruno Taut, colossal, memorial, edifice, imaginary structure, imaginary architecture, sigfried giedion, large, BIGNESS, dream, scale, ornament, limitless
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Architecture
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-228495OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-228495DiVA, id: diva2:1210030
Subject / course
Architecture
Educational program
Master of Architecture - Architecture
Presentation
2018-05-30, KTH arkitektur, OSQUARS BACKE 5, Stockholm, 15:15 (English)
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Available from: 2018-06-25 Created: 2018-05-25 Last updated: 2018-06-25Bibliographically approved

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