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KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
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Abstract [sv]

På Arkitekturskolans innergård pågick under vintern och våren ett fullskaligt experiment med byggställningar som råmaterial. Undersökandet gick ut på att hitta alternativa metoder att tolka och översätta idéer och föreställningar till arkitektur. Skaparna har med egna händer uppfört och transformerat alla de strukturer som engagerat och interagerat med Arkitekturskolans invånare. All your base are belong to us handlar om att ta i besittning sin vardagliga fysiska miljö. 

Abstract [en]

Three years ago studios and workshops were destroyed in a major fire at KTH School of Architecture and ever since a state of temporariness echoes in its premises. Barracks and tent structures are a constant reminder of the event that ominously foretold of the schools future fate. In the fall of 2015 the school is to move to a new building across the border that is Valhallavägen.The provokative brutalistic architecture was intended to educate the students in building techniques. With its exposed constructive elements and unfinished expression it urges us to appropriate, adapt and make our own additions. As students, time is running out and we found it suitable to make an homage to the so often unfairly treated architecture that parented us.We found that there is a kinship between the building and its recent temporary additions. Perhaps the way they both truthfully express the individual parts and assemblage that make up the whole. We felt the need to build something in line with these structures, as we imagined that temporary architecture could optimize the use of the appropriated site. We would be able to learn how the site logistically and emotionally operates by working with previously untested conditions. We chose what we believed to be the most public of spaces; the courtyard.We were looking for certain qualities in a building material. Although not recognizable to most people, we found that the following traits are inherent to the scaffold structure: to effortlessly being able perform specific tasks, fulfilling a duty with straightforwardness, operating at a maximized output level relative to the invested amount of work, extremely potent and beautiful in its own sense, always soon to be a memory.What we would be investigating was unclear at the beginning but looking back at our work we have made a number of transformations of the site. Sometimes suggestively and sometimes reactively. We have been searching for a form that would always surpass the previous. We have been searching for constellations that would cause people to engage and reflect on their built environment. We have been searching for alternative ways to translate ideas into architecture.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 18 p.
Keyword [sv]
Haki, Byggställningar, Tillfällig arkitektur, tillfälliga strukturer, innergård, Arkitekturskolan KTH
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-146231OAI: diva2:723085
Educational program
Master of Architecture - Architecture
Available from: 2015-02-24 Created: 2014-06-10 Last updated: 2015-02-24Bibliographically approved

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