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KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Past The Line (English)
Abstract [sv]

Det här projektet handlar om närmandet. Om att närma byggnaden som hanterar våra döda. Varken tvinga, skrämma eller försköna. Det är en byggnad som börjar och slutar. En skulpturerad byggnadskropp med ett logistiskt flöde och rytmisk struktur. Förslaget är ett försök till ett sakta synliggörande. Synlig för att byggnaden sträcker ut sig och syns. Synlig för att du tilltåts titta in. Synlig för att du kan passera genom dess byggnadselement. Det är en skulptur av linjär form i ett landskap mellan vardag och död. En modern industri, en värdig arbetsplats, en byggnad av tyng, en byggnad som stödjer. Det ofrånkomliga har tagit fysiskt gestalt. Det har inte bäddats in, utan tar plats, rakt på plats. En uppbruten gestaltning för en splittrad själ. Ett gränsland mellan det som lever och det som passerat, till den andra sidan.

Abstract [en]

This project investigates how to approach the occupation that takes care of the deceased, to near and to border on the industry without intruding. It’s an attempt to disclose gradually, neither by intimidating anyone nor by harmonizing the reality. This crematorium is a linear building that has a beginning and an end. It is a sculptured construction with a logistical flow and rhythmic structure.


Norra Begravningsplatsen in Solna is a dual place where the contrast between industry, housing, grief, work and peace meet. The centerpiece of this meeting takes place on the lot where the crematorium is placed. The experience of the place as bicameral, neglected and concealed, despite all the different activities it touches, initiated the design where the desire was to create a building with a direction. Nevertheless the place and the program deal with contrasts. It is about the contrasting relation between someone's everyday life and another’s grief. It is the encounter between the living and the dead. The building stands both symbolically and physically the boundary between industry and cemetery. It becomes a transition and it becomes a flow in a shape of architecture. In the context of the site, the building makes it self apparently visible where its volume reaches out and takes place on a broad area of the given lot. There is a possibility to look in to the building and observe the process if wanted and there are plenty of places around the building where one can rest, take cover for the rain or just lean against a comforting wall. The building has several openings and ways to pass through its components, where the divided structure as a whole distracts the mind of a passing. This project is an attempt to defuse the tension that the building has in the society of today. It strives to be a modern industry, a dignified place to work, a building of weight with an aim of supporting the bereaved that surrounds it. The inevitable has taken physical form in the building; it has not been embedded and covered - it takes place straight on the spot. It is a broken design for a broken soul, a borderland between the living and that, which has passed to the other side, past the line.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 13 p.
Keyword [sv]
krematorium, norra begravningsplatsen, solna, närma, dual, kontrast, uppbruten, betong, industri, vardag, sorg, portik, linjär
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-168589OAI: diva2:817534
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Bachelor of Science - Architecture
Available from: 2015-11-17 Created: 2015-06-05 Last updated: 2015-11-17Bibliographically approved

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