Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
In Search of a Collective Form
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

One Project - Three Parts

My thesis is of an investigative character, and the focus has not been to end up with a result that is a building, but rather a collected material from an ongoing discussion on collective form, through the process of sketching on a building. I see the whole project as divided into three different parts, that are equally important.

Theory

The theoretical context has its basis in theory that tries move away from the singular. I have particularly studied Fumihiko Makis “Investigations of Collective Form” and parts of Stan Allens writings on “Field Conditions”, and these texts have been generators for the project. Theory also regards texts and discussion that I have assimilated during the work, as well as my own theoretical reflections. Reading, writing and discussing are essentail parts of the project and has continuously affected  the work.

House

I have chosen to focus on, and challenge, our notion of privacy and dwelling, and investigate in how we can live more collectively in our daily lives. I have sketched intuitively in physical models, and later on tried to push these free studies into a more complete building.  The context is Scandinavia today, and I have taken advantage of a site in Oslo to exemplify a situation while developing the house.

Process

Parallell to theorizing and sketching I have kept a journal documenting the process. After finishing a model or sketch I have tried to evaluate it by discussing and writing about it, and stating how to move on from there. I never intended to stop the process at a certain date, but to continue the investigation as long as I could. This is once again another, quite outzoomed, context, that has to do with the architectural profession and how we can work, produce knowledge and investigate in different societal issues.

Parts from the journal, that have been significant for the development of the house, are presented in this book.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 93 p.
Keyword [en]
Collective Form, Residential housing, Group form, Theory, Process, Search
National Category
Architecture
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-118530OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-118530DiVA: diva2:607032
Educational program
Master of Architecture - Architecture
Presentation
2013-01-16, Arkitekturskolan, Östermalmsgatan 26, 100 44 Stockholm, 08:30 (English)
Uppsok
Technology
Supervisors
Examiners
Available from: 2013-05-17 Created: 2013-02-20 Last updated: 2013-05-17Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

MASTER THESIS_maja knochenhauer(8551 kB)351 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT02.pdfFile size 8551 kBChecksum SHA-512
7be07e3f34ea99be4f66af354f0aa73e15be1084454a8b1165c8fe269d3b7a29e4239affe709583b7f0ad3126c8fb2eb44be68eb78359f8da95704a5aec88381
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf
THESIS DISCUSSION_maja knochenhauer(28 kB)48 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT03.pdfFile size 28 kBChecksum SHA-512
0067bb28f4001df5c557778f7c0387b2792e5248845f81d3c1d822c000648a5434492659586b5b6ff280aaf632c9c52666529951bc1d02e73948a2eb8452b5e9
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf
THESIS BOOKLET_maja knochenhauer(1737 kB)508 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 1737 kBChecksum SHA-512
895800126cc542830ca9567a71637f34a8829d625e2d4c3967991232b9a18735b39ee8b259ce301ac81e09ee826d7c8283f2519e0f33ac5552bcacaa19df63c1
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
Architecture
Architecture

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 907 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 472 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf