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Architecture as Image
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
2019 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

My investigation have been done in the field of architectural representation. The aim of this project was explore architectural imagery beyond the instrumental use of representation. With the intent to pursue the autonomy of image, but also the dependency of architecture of spectators and interpretations, myths and images.  My method is hand made drawings and an approach to image making in four parts. The steps are observation(to depict actual buildings), dissection(to break apart and to analyze), assembling( to modify, distort, put together) and immersion (make credible, make animate). The project relates to the built environment but is not meant as a proposal. In a series of drawings, I have tried to create a playful approach to the city and a site. As motifs and motivation I have studied three areas in the Stockholm: Södra stationsområdet, Skarpnäck and Starrbäcksängen. They were all residential areas constructed in the end of the 1980’s, beginning of 1990’s and are heavily influenced by postmodern ideals of reconstructing a pre-functionalist city. The method aims to extract details and aspects of the existing architecture and fitting it together, many times over, in order to inspire and produce imagery that are loaded with atmosphere and storytelling. In doing so trying to prove that images are never just instructional manuals in the hands of architects. And the potential that lies within this realization.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019.
Series
TRITA-ABE-MBT-19133
Keywords [en]
"drawing", "representation", "collage", "postmodernism"
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Architecture
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-263059OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-263059DiVA, id: diva2:1366203
Educational program
Master of Architecture - Architecture
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Available from: 2019-10-28 Created: 2019-10-28 Last updated: 2019-10-28Bibliographically approved

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