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The Tree House Project
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

To be truly rooted in my final degree project, I decided to go back to something that fascinated me as a child; To live among the trees. I remember trees standing out as individuals, as landmarks, and as architecture. Cultures all around the world displays importance in their relationship to trees, be it a source for shelter, food, symbolic references or playing as a child. This project explores the actual building process, when constructing something in a living tree. It turns into both a physical and mental challange. This project is divided into two main modes; (1) a research activity, and (2) a building action. The method is almost an intuitive one, being in the tree, at the construction site, as I both come up with design concepts, metaphores and physical solutions for the project. The conclusions are both sketches and real solutions as much as the actual final tree house experience. The site is situated about 10 km south of Uppsala, Sweden.

Abstract [sv]

För att ha en tydlig grund i mitt sista projekt i utbildningen, valde jag att gå tillbaka till något som fascinerade mig som barn, att bo bland trädtopparna. Jag minns träd som individer, som landmärken och som arkitektur i sig själva. I alla kulturer runt planeten finns tydliga relationer till träden, om det är en källa för mat och husrum, symboliken i religioner, och lekfullheten hos barn. Det här projektet utforskar själva byggnadsprocessen, genom att bygga i ett levande träd. Det blir både en fysisk och en mental utmaning. Projektets process har fortgått i två huvudsakliga grenar, (1) en forskingsaktivitet, och (2) ett konstruktionsexperiment. Metoden har varit nästan intuitiv, varandet i naturen och i trädet har fått styra både konstruktionen och designidéer. Slutprodukten åär både skisser, och riktiga fysiska lösningar, samt erfarenheten av att vara i själva trädhuset. Platsen för bygganden ligger ungefär 10 km söder om Uppsal, Sverige.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 6 p.
Keyword [en]
Experimental construction, treehouse, childhood dream
National Category
Architecture
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-168925OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-168925DiVA: diva2:818830
Educational program
Master of Architecture - Architecture
Presentation
2015-06-04, 15:25 (English)
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Available from: 2015-09-30 Created: 2015-06-09 Last updated: 2015-09-30Bibliographically approved

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