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  • 301.
    Fábry-Eichner, von, Peter
    University College of Arts, Crafts and Design.
    Designmuseum & formcenter: hus no. 24, Skeppsholmen1981Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Det saknas i Stockholm ett designmuseum som center for formgivning. I mitt examensarbete har jag utarbetat ett förslag till sådan användning av hus nr 24, tidigare flottans intendenturförråd, på Skeppsholmen.

  • 302. Färjare, Gunnar
    et al.
    Westin, Lars
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Regional Science (CERUM).
    Om Berghem och övergången från rutnät till utifrånmatade stadsdelar i Umeå2004In: PLAN, ISSN 0032-0560, no 1, p. 22-26Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 303.
    Füssl, Elisabeth
    et al.
    Factum Chaloupka and Risser OG, Danhausergasse 6/4, 1040 Wien.
    Oberlader, Manuel
    Factum Chaloupka and Risser OG, Danhausergasse 6/4, 1040 Wien.
    Beanland, Vanessa
    Research School of Psychology, Australian National University.
    Spyropoulou, Ioanna
    National Technical University of Athens.
    Lenné, Michael G.
    Accident Research Centre, Monash University.
    Joshi, Somya
    Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV), Stockholm University.
    Rößger, Lars
    Technical University Dresden.
    Leden, Lars
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Architecture and Water. VTT.
    Underwood, Geoff
    University of Notttingham.
    Carvalhais, Jose
    Faculty of Human Kinetics, Universidade de Lisboa.
    Methodological development of a specific tool for assessing acceptability of assistive systems of powered two-wheeler-riders2015In: IET Intelligent Transport Systems, ISSN 1751-956X, E-ISSN 1751-9578, Vol. 9, no 1, p. 12-21Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Research on the acceptability of assistive systems for improving the safety of powered two-wheelers (PTWs) is a pressing issue. The use of safety-enhancing assistive systems for motorised vehicles, including advanced driver assistance systems and in-vehicle information systems is widespread in many countries. Yet, there is only a limited number of equivalent intelligent transport systems (ITS) for PTWs, namely advanced rider assistance systems and on-bike information systems. This study describes the methodological development of a specific tool for assessing motorcyclists' acceptability of ITS, as part of the motorcyclists' profiling questionnaire (MOPROQ). There were three stages of development. First, a literature review was undertaken to assess the current state of the art regarding ITS for PTWs and to determine the most relevant facets of acceptability that should be measured. Second, a series of focus group interviews were conducted to explore riders' attitudes towards ITS. Finally, the focus group results were used to develop a large-scale survey (MOPROQ), which was administered to an initial sample of over 6000 riders internationally. The designed tool can be used as a basis for the determination of rider acceptability of ITS systems in the future.

  • 304.
    Gabrielsson, Catharina
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Att göra skillnad: det offentliga rummet som medium för konst, arkitektur och politiska föreställningar2006Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other scientific)
    Abstract [en]

    Transgressing the borders between politics and aesthetics, imaginary and physical forms, this dissertation pursues a broad interdisciplinary exploration of the construction of public space. In order to confront the dual character of public space – a physical realm with unclear borders, as well as an evasive concept, imbued with ideas of freedom, critique and democracy – the dissertation addresses public space as a ”medium”, that is, as a material for aesthetic practice and in terms of communication, as a “projective screen” of society. Using the refurbishment of Stortorget in Kalmar as its generative case, the dissertation examines the conditions for making and thinking such a space, whereby the hidden assumptions of public space are brought to the fore. Due to the hybrid character and complexity of the Stortorget project, carried out as a seamless collaboration between art and architecture, it in addition raises issues that are highly significative for the identity and legitimacy of the respective disciplines. Focussing on the concept of “place”, and tracing its role within art and architecture theory and practice since the paradigmatic shift between late modernity and postmodernity, the dissertation examines the conflictual relationship between art and architecture in order to gain an understanding of them as different, yet intimately connected, ways of producing new forms of reality. The claim made throughout the dissertation is that public space cannot be “reconstructed” on the basis of historical forms and ideals – rather it must be continuously reinvented in accordance with a critical understanding of democracy. Ultimately, the dissertation is an examination of how, and why, public space can be defended as an indispensible form of society and of the complex coalition of its aesthetical and political effects.

  • 305.
    Gacanin, Adnan
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Condensed Images2018Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 306.
    Gaim, Medhanie
    et al.
    Department of Business Administration, Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics, Umeå University, Sweden.
    Wåhlin, Nils
    Department of Business Administration, Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics, Umeå University, Sweden.
    Jacobsson, Mattias
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineeering and Lighting Science. Department of Business Administration, Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics, Umeå University, Sweden.
    The role of space for a paradoxical way of thinking and doing: A study of idea work in architectural firms2019In: Creativity and Innovation Management, ISSN 0963-1690, E-ISSN 1467-8691, Vol. 8, no 2, p. 265-281Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    It is well established that engaging paradoxes and the role of space are important aspects of idea work. Although the significance has been recognized, studies that focus on the intersection between space and paradox are scarce. Accordingly, this article explores the intersection and focuses on the role of space in idea work characterized by paradoxes. More specifically, the aim of this article is twofold. First, the article aims at identifying the spatial conditions that enable organization members to think and act paradoxically. Second, the article aims at exploring how spatial conditions evoke a paradoxical way of thinking and doing. Based on three Scandinavian architectural firms, and through abductive inference, four spatial conditions are identified and outlined. The conditions are conceptualized as organized chaos, boundary(less)ness, premeditated spontaneity, and (re)framing. From the results, and through the discussion, the notion of "generative space" is introduced to explain the overall importance of spatiality, as well as how the interrelatedness of the conditions facilitates a paradoxical way of thinking and doing in idea work.

  • 307.
    Gammelgård, Frida
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture. KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE).
    Opera i Stockholm, Frihamnen2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Jag har valt att placera operan i Frihamnen för jag tror att det är bra för stadens utveckling att flytta ut viktiga byggnader så att innerstaden får växa ochde nya bostadsområderna får en egen, attraktiv karaktär. Operan skulle bli en samlingplats och knutpunkt för den nya värtastaden och skapa ett flöde fråninnerstan till Frihamnen, vilket skulle gynna verksamheter i området och leda till en blandning av bostäder och olika verksamheter.

  • 308.
    Gard, Gunvor
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Health and Rehabilitation.
    Berggård, Glenn
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Architecture and Water.
    Rosander, Peter
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Architecture and Water.
    Larsson, Agneta
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Health and Rehabilitation.
    Pedestrians perceptions of community walking with anti-slip devices: an explorative case study2018In: Journal of Transport and Health, ISSN 2214-1405, E-ISSN 2214-1405, Vol. 11, p. 202-208Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The risk of falls on slippery surfaces during wintertime is a public safety problem in the Nordic region in the Arctic. The aim of this case study was to explore pedestrians perceptions of walking safety, balance, slipping risk, priority for own use and subjective criteria for a well functioning anti-slip device. An experimental set-up was utilised in which nine pedestrians tested 19 anti-slip devices by simulating walking in realistic traffic situations on four different surfaces. The pedestrians favoured devices with a high number of friction points, distributed under the whole sole (in-built) or forefoot (sandpaper). Also, a whole-foot device with a high number of spikes received high ratings in all aspects measured except in balance enabling properties. Identified subjective criteria were safe foothold, comfort, enabling a normal gait, stability, silence, and predictability. The results indicate that both anti-slip properties and balance enabling properties of the device need to be considered for safe community walking

  • 309.
    Geijer, Mia
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE).
    Makten över monumenten: restaurering av vasaslott 1850-20002007Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other scientific)
    Abstract [en]

    During the period 1850–2000 the Renaissance castles created by the Swedish Vasa kings, who reigned during the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, have been subject to restorations. During the period an official management body for the built heritage, a legal system and political guidelines for the maintenance have been developed. Other official actions have also been taken, such as debates and the forming of restoration societies, to support and raise funds for restoration campaigns.

    A number of restorations of the castles of Vadstena, Kalmar, Gripsholm, Uppsala, Örebro, Västerås and Linköping are analysed in this book. The examinations proceed from the hypothesis that the establishment and development of a management and a legal system for the care of the built heritage is a result of official views of history and art history. As these views have changed over time, the arguments for and results of the restorations have varied.

    In Sweden two professional groups, architects and conservators specialising in buildings, have had the main influence on the development of the restoration methods. Both have used the field of restoration as a means of defining their professions. Other actors, such as regional authorities, societies formed for preservation and participants in the official debates are dealt with, as they expose arguments that are of great importance for the development of the field of restoration and for the actual execution of the restorations.

    The Vasa castles are prominent exponents of the built national heritage of Sweden. To have an influence on decisions concerning physical transformations of the Vasa castles is to have power to affect the way national history is conceived.

  • 310.
    Gerson, Jacob
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Nordiska Ambassaden i Budapest2011Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Ambassaden som institution har en lång tradition bakom sig och associeras med hög prestige. En fråga som måste ställas är hur den traditionen fungerar i dagens samhälle? Är det dags att uppdatera formen för hur en ambassad förhåller sig till sin omgivning, och rentav i grunden ifrågasätta ambassadens roll? Vilka problem möter svenska och nordiska ambassader idag, och hur kan arkitekturen hjälpa till att handskas med dem? Vilken roll kommer ambassaden att spela de kommande decennierna, och hur kan arkitekturen bidra till dess utveckling?

    Ökande samarbete och rörlighet mellan västländer och framförallt EU-länder innebär att ambassaderna får allt ett större kulturellt och identitetsskapande uppdrag, i och med att de konsulära uppgifterna minskar. I en värld med mer och mer informellt utbyte mellan länder i form av turism, affärskontakter, utbytes-studier m.m. får den officiella diplomatin en något förändrad roll. Hur skall en modern svensk ambassad se ut och fungera och därigenom på bästa sätt representera Sverige? I den frågan ingår en lång rad aspekter som t.ex. hållbarhet (material, byggteknik, transporter, energianvändning), och arkitektonisk gestaltning.

    Sverige har de senaste åren allt oftare börjat samarbeta med i första hand de andra nordiska länderna i och kring ambassadverksamheten i olika länder. Dessa samarbeten sker dock endast från fall till fall och det finns ingen övergripande generell strategi för hur verksamheter kan kombineras.

    Tätare samverkan mellan de nordiska länderna kan vara ett effektivt sätt uppnå ett större internationellt inflytande; de fem nordiska länderna (Sverige, Norge, Danmark, Finland och Island) har en sammanlagd befolkning på 25 miljoner människor och skulle tillsammans utgöra världens tionde största ekonomi. Ett närmare samarbete inom det diplomatiska området är därför rimligt att tänka sig, och en naturlig utgångspunkt för ett sådant samarbete är ambassadernas arkitektur.

    Tiden då ambassader var och agerade som solitärer är förbi. Sverige har numera varken kapaciteten eller behovet att placera alla sina ambassader i fristående palats, svåråtkomliga och avskilda från staden. Även om det fortfarande kan vara aktuellt för Sverige att på vissa platser att bygga enskilda hus ämnade enbart åt ambassaden, t.ex. House of Sweden i Washington D.C., så ser verkligheten väldigt annorlunda ut för de allra flesta beskickningar i utlandet. I Budapest t.ex. hyr ambassaden idag lokaler i ett anonymt kontorshus. Om Sverige däremot går ihop med andra länder av liknande storlek, företrädelsevis de nordiska, kan man spara både resurser och ekonomi. Närheten till de respektive exportråden, med vilka ett nära samarbete sker redan idag, ger ytterligare synergieffekter. Den samlade storleken gör en egen gemensam byggnad möjlig och ger en större attraktionskraft än om de enskilda länderna agerar separat.

    Svaret på frågan “Hur ska svenska ambassader fungera i framtiden, och hur kan svenska ambassader fungera bättre i samarbete med andra länder?” är alltså att Sverige skall samarbeta med andra länder i liknande storlek för att spara resurser och kunna dra nytta av samverkan mellan länderna; underlätta nära samarbete med de respektive exportråden; i de fall man väljer att bygga nytt se till att byggnaden i framtiden kan komma att användas av andra än ambassaderna själva; bygga hållbart; om möjligt ta tillvara på lokal kunskap och byggtradition; samt ge något tillbaka till staden och dess invånare.

  • 311.
    Glock, Lars Johan
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Plåtbyn2011Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Plåtbyn är en samling konstnärsbostäder med tillhörande studio samt en utställningslokal sammanbyggda för 5 Iaspisstipendiater med eventuella familjer Som nordöst om Borgen på Ladugårdsgärdet. Beroende på vilken fas konstnärens arbete befinner sig i verkar studion som relä mellan privat och offentligt. 

  • 312.
    Goczkowski, Adam
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Applied Mechanics, Byggteknik.
    Viktiga aspekter i samverkansformen NCC Projektstudio: En intervjustudie för NCC2013Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The projecting time in the construction industry needs to become more efficient to

    shorten the amount of time it takes to project a build. One of the North's leading

    construction company NCC constuction Sweden AB has developed a form of

    collaboration called ”NCC project studio” that they use in some projects today.

    My thesis consists in bringing forth the most important aspects of the collaboration

    form called NCC project studio. The point of this is to use my thesis to help the

    company develop a quality document that can assist them when starting collaboration

    based on NCC project studio in the future.

    The conclusion of my thesis was that much of the focus needs to be on explaining to

    the participants what NCC is aiming to gain from working with the NCC project

    studio and also which important parts that needs to be worked on.

  • 313.
    Gohardani, Navid
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Civil and Architectural Engineering, Building Technology.
    Architecture and Design Research: Reflections in relation to the design process2011In: Archnet-IJAR : International Journal of Architectural Research, ISSN 1994-6961, E-ISSN 1938-7806, Vol. 5, no 3, p. 107-115Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Research endeavors in architectural design date back to the foundations of building construction itself. Remarkably, the true limitations of design procedures stem from the confined boundaries preset in the mind of mankind. Even the perceptions an architect holds throughout the complex process of designing an architectural wonder, contributes to a fundamental impact on the performed procedures commonly applied. Research methodologies in architecture and design, tend to primarily focus on architectural visions, trends or the actual design features of a construction, and not on the person behind it all. Following efforts directed towards a trajectory that encircles the architect and his or her perception regarding architecture and design research, this work aims to highlight the views of many prominent architects whose architectural wonders have served as crucial milestones in history and influenced generations of people. A weave between an architect and her or his surroundings, cannot be treated as an isolated event. Puzzle pieces of gender roles, performatives, social influences, and insight regarding architectural research methods contribute to a larger architectural image and evolution. In order to establish the actual relations between architectural perspectives and words that support these, a chosen approach is to quote architects on issues considering architectural research endeavors. Similarly, underlying key points are elucidated with quotes that would communicate noteworthy aspects of adjacent theories.

  • 314.
    Granath, Kaj
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineering.
    Den kluvna öppenheten: Kasper Salinpriset 20062006In: Göteborgs-Posten, ISSN 1103-9345, Vol. 11, no 30Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 315.
    Granath, Kaj
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineering.
    Lugna långgator2003In: Arkitektur: byggnad, interiör, plan, landskap, ISSN 0004-2021, no 6, p. 34-35Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 316.
    Granath, Kaj
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineering.
    Med ansiktet mot havet2003In: Göteborgs-Posten, ISSN 1103-9345, Vol. 03, no 26Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 317.
    Granath, Kaj
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineering.
    När köpladan kom till byn2006In: Göteborgs-Posten, ISSN 1103-9345, Vol. 04, no 27Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 318.
    Granath, Kaj
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineering.
    PS Jag kom förbi...Kajskjul 1072002In: Arkitektur, ISSN 0004-2021, no 1, p. 60-61Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 319.
    Granath, Kaj
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineering.
    Tillbaka till framtiden2002In: Göteborgs-Posten, ISSN 1103-9345, no 7/13Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Med anledning av Elizabeth A. T. Smiths bok Case study houses: the complete CSH program 1945-1966, om lösningen av bostadsproblem i södra Kalifornien.

  • 320.
    Granath, Kaj
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineering.
    Tillvalsarkitektur för bryggseglare2002In: Göteborgs-Posten, Vol. 06, no 20Article, book review (Other (popular scientific, debate etc.))
  • 321.
    Granath, Kaj
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineering.
    Tradition och förnyelse: om holländska radhus och planeringens möjligheter2007In: Bostadens rum: Chalmersarkitekter om bostadens kvalitet, Stockholm: Axl books , 2007Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 322.
    Granath, Kaj
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineering.
    Utbytbarhetens estetik2004In: Göteborgs-Posten, ISSN 1103-9345, Vol. 07, no 02Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 323.
    Granath, Peder
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture. KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE).
    Opera i Stockholm, Galärvarvet2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Förslag till nytt operahus i Stockholm.

  • 324.
    Grange, Kristina
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Den svenska arkitekten - fast i ett historiskt etablerat styrkeförhållande?2010In: Makten över rummet: Tankar om den hållbara staden / [ed] Göran Graninger och Christer Knuthammar, Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press , 2010, p. 11-31Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 325.
    Granvik, Madeleine
    et al.
    Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.
    Forsberg, Mia
    City of Uppsala.
    3. Urban growth and longterm planning: Strategies and vision for the city of Uppsala – public participation in long term planning2002In: Basic patterns of sustainability: Reports from the Superbs project / [ed] Lars Rydén and Madeleine Granvik, Uppsala: Baltic University Press , 2002, 1, p. 17-23Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    Sustainable development is addressed as a new challenge instrategic planning. The Strategies and vision for Uppsala City2012 is one example of a strategic planning document. Thearticle describes the work with the plan, public participation andits main features.

  • 326.
    Graversen, Marie
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture. KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE).
    Opera i Stockholm, Galärvarvet2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 327.
    Greek, David
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Strömsholmens Badbassin2011Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Gestaltning av ett nytt utomhusbad i centrala Norrköping. Hur fungerar badet som social mötesplats idag? Det nya badet bidrar till att aktivera den bortglömda ön Strömsholmen och framhäva vattnets roll i staden.

  • 328.
    Grillner, Katja
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture, Critical Studies in Architecture.
    Fluttering butterflies, a dusty road, and a muddy stone: Criticality in distraction2007In: Critical Architecture / [ed] Jane Rendell, Jonathan Hill, Murray Fraser, Mark Dorrian, London: Routledge, 2007, 1, p. 135-142Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    “Buildings are appropriated in a twofold manner: by use and by perceptions –or rather by touch and sight. Such appropriation cannot be understood in terms of the attentive concentration of a tourist before a famous building.”[1]

     

    In this passage of “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction” Walter Benjamin suggests that the experience of architecture points humanity to a very particular and acutely relevant mode of appropriation, ‘mastered’ by habit and by impressions caught in ‘an incidental fashion’. His observation, that architecture shies away from attentive contemplation, and demands to be perceived rather as a back-drop to life than as an object in life, points to an interesting dilemma facing the architectural critic: If the object under debate, architecture, offers itself as a mere background event, appropriated primarily by habitual use and occasionally by attentive visual perception, how are we to capture it? How could such an delicate phenomena be scrutinized if it cannot be held firmly before the eyes of the reader? It appears nearly impossible to represent and to critically engage with. Yet, as architectural critics, we are challenged and inspired to experiment with this condition. We construct in different ways temporary frames or lenses through which a critical point can be perceived. The phenomena of architecture often then comes into focus, for a moment, then fades away again.

     

    My contribution to the ‘Critical Architecture’ volume is propositional: it performs a mode of writing in architecture which consciously address the dilemma of capturing an architecture, or other spatial phenomena, for the purposes of a critical engagement with the reader, while essentially remaining ‘out of focus’ (in the margin).

     

    The essay takes place in Haga Park, Stockholm. This park constitutes one of the most interesting examples of 18th century landscape gardening in Stockholm. The sites have however been chosen on the basis of rather vague (unimportant) personal memories from my own ‘distracted’ uses of this park as a child and teenager. Memories of past use are thus called forth by writing, in an attempt to ‘defocus’ the scholarly gaze of the grown-up critic. It is approached as an actual and a remembered place. The park is written as a site of everyday experience, not in the eighteenth century, not for Stockholmers today, but for myself (here ‘the distracted critic’). What is the Haga Park that follows me around? - the remembered place that I store in my mind, a place which expands, evolves, even disappears in part, as her time and life goes on.

     

    The author of the essay relates to the reader an account of a Haga Park that obliges the reader to follow her train of thought, which moves between remembered and present time, as well as reflecting on the particular mode in which it is being told and why. It addresses the notion of distracted experience and its critical and political function for Walter Benjamin. The text thus make a double-layered performance. The particular effect of distractedness here is the allowance it makes for the telling of parallel stories, and of making observations sometimes by association rather than argument or narrative.[2] There is thus ample space for the reader herself to assume a critical position in relation to the landscape that is written for her imagination. But the narrating voice also carefully guides the reader among these impressions and creates a critical space where some conclusions are drawn and arguments are put forward.

     

    In what way might the resulting text convey a distracted mode of experience? By drawing on personal memories and experiences as a primary source, the author can only hope that the resulting account might bear a significant relation to potential readers who can recognize in it ways of experiencing and understanding particular places and landscapes. The choice of such an auto-biographical method is based on a recognition of the importance of a cultural specificity in any discussion of spatial experience.[3] While these kinds of sources in some sense are always unique, the process of writing them, giving in some sense a ‘faithful’ account, is of course wholly dependent on  mediation. As soon as a memory is evoked and retold, it is severed from any original ‘impression’, which is also the only way that it may ever become useful. The distracted nature of the essay is also present in the way that it makes use of both a particular place, Haga Park, and a particular person’s experiences, the authors, without having any ambition of giving any complete or truly exhaustive account of either. It employs them merely to point at and give materiality to certain phenomena and experiences, which in turn demands the evocation of a certain interest in both the specific park and the author. The reading act might then in itself provoke a certain uneasiness, another level of distraction, which has to be carefully balanced (and obviously also stops some readers from ever reading through).

     

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    1. Walter Benjamin “ The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction” in Illuminations, Schocken Books, 1968, p 240.

     

    [2] If one might write in such a way that brings to the surface several phenomena at once, and at the same time the presence of a distracted subject amidst all this, a text that reflects the filmic effect Benjamin relates, could be a possible result. This is not undone. Even Benjamin had several examples among his contemporaries. Virginia Woolf’s stream-of-consciousness writing in novels such as The Waves, Mrs Dalloway, Jacob’s Room for example, appear to be aiming for a similar effect. At the same time her essay-writing allows for considerably less distraction.

    [3] Other modes of working with such a specificity (experience grounded in a named, gendered etc, subject) may be through discussing characters from, film, literature etc, or documentary characters, based on interviews, and relating the accounts of other individuals thaw we know or come to know.

  • 329.
    Grillner, Katja
    KTH, Superseded Departments, Architecture.
    Ramble, linger and gaze2000Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other scientific)
    Abstract [en]

    Ramble, linger, and gaze explores a method of architecturalresearch based on narrative dialogue and examines the gardentheories and lite­rary garden representations of ThomasWhately (Observations on Modern gardening 1770) and JosephHeely (Letters on the Beauties of Hagley, Envil, and theLeasowes 1777). The thesis has the form of a narrated dialoguebetween these two writers and the narrator, and it is situatedat Hagley Park, Worchestershire, England. The work does nothave a strictly art-historical aim, but wishes to provide newinsights in the field of archi­tectural research on both amethodological and an historical level. While the dialogicalmode of writing is explored as an hermeneutical research methodfor the field of architec­tural history and theory, thetext in itself discloses a world of reflec­tions and ideasthat surrounded the English landscape garden in the1770’s, and engages, from our present-daypo­si­tion, in a dialogue with that world.

    The beginnings of diverse and opposing phenomena of our timecan be traced to the culture of the 18th century. Ascon­structions of the 18th century, Hagley Park, as wellas Whately and Heely’s texts, lead us closer to thehorizons of the indi­viduals and the society that producedit. But the landscape gar­den and the texts, as they standto­day, are also sites for alter­nativeepistemological models. Through its fictional character, thelandscape garden provides a possibility to move withininterpretative layers and spiralling horizons. It celebrates apoint of view on the move, both literally (physically) andimagi­natively. The dissertation demonstrates thepossibilities of arti­culating this spatio-temporalphenomenon within the field of architectural research.

  • 330.
    Grillner, Katja
    et al.
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture, Critical Studies in Architecture.
    Glembrandt, PerWallenstein, Sven-Olov
    Startpunkter: experimentell forskning inom arkitektur och design = Beginnings : experimental research in architecture and design2005Collection (editor) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    01.AKAD – EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH IN ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN – BEGINNINGS is the first in a series of publications from AKAD, which aim to provoke, promote and discuss new and critically experimental research by architecture and design. This first book is structured around four themes arising from projects initiated within AKAD with financial support from the Swedish Research Council. It includes critical essays and presentations of experimental design and writing projects. The contributors are architects, designers and scholars based in Sweden, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Ireland, Italy, Switzerland, UK, and USA.

  • 331.
    Gripenrot, Ida
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Applied Physics and Electronics.
    BIM 360 - Effektivisering av projekteringsarbete2018Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Since the construction industry is in the middle of a digitization where the key spells BIM, this report aims at analysing a coordination tool to simplify the information exchange of Sweco Architects to other actors. Team and Glue are to modules of the cloud-based software from Autodesk that works as a coordination tool.

    The cloud-based platform has been investigated using the Mariehöjd 4 project in Umeå. The project contains a building whit three compound houses, the houses exists of between six and nine floors. Using different models; the model of architecture, the construction model, the model of electricity, the ventilation model and the land model together with the software have made the study possible.

    The purpose of this project was to analyse the functions of the software and to facilitate the cooperation and communication between different consultants during the design phase. The idea is that the application BIM 360 Team should be able to streamline and facilitate the transfer of information.

    The objective of the project has been to find out if several selected functions work satisfactorily. The investigated functions are; File formats compatible with BIM 360 Team and Glue, model updates, synchronisation of files with BIM 360 Team and Glue, collision control, model navigation and the ability to display information for someone outside the project team.

    The result consists of an analysis of selected functions as well as a guidance document to facilitate the use of the software BIM 360 Team.

    Based on the survey of selected features, I consider that the use of BIM 360 should facilitate work rather than complicate it. For the construction industry to take on this new technology, I think more and more people have to prove their benefits over earlier, so that more and more people get to it. 

  • 332. Grohmann, Manfred
    et al.
    Schein, Markus
    Tessmann, Oliver
    University of Kassel.
    Zimmermann, Gregor
    In:Ex:terior Structures: Entwurf eines UHPC Pavillon; WS 04/05 + SS 05 + WS 05/062007 (ed. 1)Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [de]

    In diesem Buch werden die Resultate des interdisziplinären Projekts "InExTerior Structures" anschaulich dargestellt. Aufgabe war der Entwurf eines Pavillons aus UHPC (Ultra High Performance Concrete). Dieser sollte die herausragenden Eigenschaften des Materials präsentieren.Die Studierenden entwickelten regelbasierte Entwurfskonzepte mithilfe von 3D Modelliersoftware, CNC gefräste Betonschalungen und prototypische Panelle. Ziel war die Umsetzung eines Entwurfs bzw. Bauteils im Originalmaßstab. Das Projekt wurde an der Universität Kassel in Kooperation von Architekten, Produkt-Designern und Bauingenieuren entwickelt.

  • 333.
    Grundström, John
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture.
    Health & Pride2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 334.
    Grundström, Oskar
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Opera i Stockholm, Stadsgårdskajen: Ljuskub2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Kandidatprojekt i arkitektur för ny opera vid Stadsgårdskajen.

  • 335.
    Grönberg, Louise
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineering.
    Axhed, Frida
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineering.
    En jämförelse av upplevd produktivitet samt arbetstillfredsställelse mellan aktivitetsaserade och traditionella kontor.2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: The aim with this study is to compare perceived productivity and job satisfaction between activity based offices and traditional offices. The goal is to investigate, through a quantitative comparison, productivity and job satisfaction between the office types, and if generations perceive this differently.

    Method: The method used in this study is a quantitative method, in form of a questionnaire. The questionnaire used was taken from a study made by Sahlström and Severin (2015) at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. The same questionnaire was taken because it had already been quality assured and had good content for the survey. Four IT companies were included in the study. Two of them had activity based offices and two of them had traditional office type. Literature review has also been a method in order to get a deeper understanding of the subject.

    Findings: The results of the study show that there are differences between the two office types in perceived productivity and job satisfaction. The traditional office type showed the best results. However, this result can be discussed since the two traditional offices differed widely in their responses. The results also show that there are differences between the generations experiencing productivity and job satisfaction of the various offices. The elder generation, Baby boomers, shows better results on the traditional office type and the younger generation, Generation Y, shows better results on the activity based offices.

    Implications: One conclusion to be drawn from this is that employees at traditional offices are more satisfied with their working place and experience increased productivity than employees on activity based offices. However, these results may be due to other factors than how the office environment affects the employees. Therefore, these results will not be recommended. Another conclusion is that the Baby boomers are experiencing higher productivity and job satisfaction of traditional office and Generation Y experiences higher productivity and job satisfaction on activity based office. These results can be recommended.

    Limitations: The limitations of this study are to examine only IT companies in Sweden with a maximal amount of employees of 150 persons. The results are, apart from the scattered results in the first issue, generally valid and can be applied to other IT companies. To succeed fully applicable results, a survey with more companies involved had been better. Then, detections of anomaly would easier have been discovered and possible disregards of certain results could have been done.

    Keywords: Perceived productivity - Self-rated assessment of employees on their own productivity.

    Traditional offices - In this work traditional offices includes cell offices and shared rooms.

    Activity based offices - Office where employees have no fixed work place and there are often zones to support different types of working.

  • 336.
    Gröndahl, Jessica
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, School of Engineering.
    Jakobsson, Elin
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, School of Engineering.
    Nornan blomstrar igen: nybyggnation i kulturhistoriskt känslig miljö2012Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    På fastigheten Nornan 13 i Tingsryd, Kronobergs län, finns idag en mangårdsbyggnad från mitten av 1800-talet. Då ett flertal ekonomibyggnader på fastigheten tidigare förstörts i en brand, funderar fastighetsägaren på att komplettera tomten med nya byggnader i form av flerbostadshus. Denna rapport utreder möjligheterna och förutsättningarna för nybyggnation på Nornan 13, samt ger utifrån dessa villkor förslag på hur sådan byggnation bör och kan utformas. Förslaget presenteras med hjälp av ritningar, illustrationer och beskrivningar.

    Eftersom samtliga byggnader på Nornan 13 och närliggande fastigheter är av äldre karaktär bedöms området som känsligt för ny modern bebyggelse. Av den anledningen genomförs en områdesanalys för att kunna identifiera områdets kulturhistoriska värden, samt undersöka hur nybyggnation kan tillvarata dessa. Områdesanalysen genomförs med stöd av DIVE-metoden.

  • 337.
    Guan, Tao
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Alternative Food Production Landscape in Stockholm2019Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 338.
    Gudmundsson, Kjartan
    et al.
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Civil and Architectural Engineering, Building Technology.
    Karami, Peyman
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Civil and Architectural Engineering, Building Technology.
    Simulations of Heat and Moisture Conditions in a Retrofit Wall Construction with Vacuum Insulation Panels2013In: Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture, ISSN 1934-7359, Vol. 7, no 7, p. 781-788Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Vacuum insulation panels provide unprecedented possibilities for renovating the existing building stock in a manner that reduces the thermal losses through the building envelope. This study is focused on the implementation of VIPs (vacuum insulation panels) in energy retrofit projects with rendered outer walls. Particular emphasis is put on reducing the thermal bridges due to mechanical fasteners and at the joints of the panels. These are evaluated through a parametric study of the impact of the thermal conductivity of the joints of the panels and the adjacent insulation layer as well as the material of the fasteners. The study is carried out with 3D FEM (finite element method) simulations software. Furthermore, the moisture conditions in the construction are studied. The dynamic moisture behavior of a wall construction is modeled with a two dimensional FEM model. The long term effects of vapor diffusion are investigated in terms of accumulated moisture and the risk of condensation. The results illustrate that vacuum insulation on the outside of the wall construction does not pose a moisture problem to the construction. The simulations are based on a draft of a new technical solution for the refurbishment of a building that is typical for the great Swedish building program of the 1970s.

  • 339.
    Gudmundsson, Kjartan
    et al.
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Civil and Architectural Engineering, Building Technology.
    Karami, Peyman
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Civil and Architectural Engineering, Building Technology.
    Björk, Folke
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Civil and Architectural Engineering, Building Technology.
    Vakuumisoleringspaneler2013In: Bygg & teknik, ISSN 0281-658X, Vol. 105, no 8, p. 25-28Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Vakuumisoleringspaneler erbjuder ett spännande alternativ till traditionella isoleringsmaterial eftersom de kräver endast en bråkdel av isoleringstjockleken. Det finns dock några områden som kräver ytterligare forskning om vakuumisolering ska till fullo kunna användas i byggnader.

  • 340.
    Gullström, Charlie
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Mediated Windows: The Use of Framing and Transparency in Designing for Presence2010In: Footprint Journal - Digitally Driven Architecture, ISSN 1875-1504, no 6, p. 69-92Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper explores the fusion of architecture and media technology that facilitates collaborative practices across spatial extensions: video-mediated spaces. The example presented is a mediated extension of the Museum of National Antiquities in Stockholm to a neighbouring park area and archaeological excavation site in 2008, referred to as a mediated window, or a glass-door.

    The concepts framing and transparency are used to outline the significance of windows and glazing in architecture and art. The author then considers the potential contribution of architecture in representing the passage from indoors to outdoors and designing for presence. Presence design assumes a contribution from architects to presence research, a currently diversified field, spanning media space research, cognitive science, interaction design, ubiquitous computing, second order cybernetics, and computer-supported collaborative work, but in which architecture and artistic practices are less represented. The paper thereby addresses the potential of an extended architectural practice, which incorporates the design of mediated spaces, and outlines presence design as a transdisciplinary practice in which presence research meets architectural design, and spatial and aesthetic conceptual tools, derived from related visual practices, may be productively applied.

  • 341.
    Gullström, Charlie
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Presence Design: Mediated Spaces Extending Architecture2010Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis is a contribution to design-led research and addresses a readership in the fields of architecture as well as in media and communications. In juxtaposing the tools of the designer (e.g. drafting, prototyping, visual/textual/spatial forms of montage) with those of architectural theory, this thesis seeks to extend the disciplinary boundaries of architecture by observing its assimilation of other media practices. Its primary contribution is to architectural design and theory, and its aims are twofold:

    Firstly, this thesis applies the concepts of virtual and mediated space to architecture, proposing an extended architectural practice that assimilates the concept of remote presence. Through realized design examples as well as through the history and theory of related concepts, the thesis explores what designing mediated spaces and designing for presence entails for the practicing architect.

    As a fusion of architecture and media technology, video-mediated spaces facilitate collaborative practices across spatial extensions while simultaneously fostering novel and environmentally sustainable modes of communication. The impact of presence design on workplace design is examined. As an extended practice also calls for an extended discourse, a preliminary conceptual toolbox is proposed. Concepts are adapted from related visual practices and tested on design prototypes, which arise from the author’s extensive experience in designing work and learning spaces.

    Secondly, this thesis outlines presence design as a transdisciplinary aesthetic practice and discusses the potential contribution of architects to a currently heterogeneous research field, which spans media space research, cognitive science, (tele)presence research, interaction design, ubiquitous computing, second-order cybernetics, and computer-supported collaborative work. In spite of such diversity, design and artistic practices are insufficiently represented in the field. This thesis argues that presence research and its discourse is characterised by sharp disciplinary boundaries and thereby identifies a conceptual gap: presence research typically fails to integrate aesthetic concepts that can be drawn from architecture and related visual practices. It is an important purpose of this thesis to synthesize such concepts into a coherent discourse.

    Finally, the thesis argues that remote presence through the proposed synthesis of architectural and technical design creates a significantly expanded potential for knowledge sharing across time and space, with potential to expand the practice and theory of architecture itself. The author’s design-led research shows that mediated spaces can provide sufficient audiovisual information about the remote space(s) and other person(s), allowing the subtleties of nonverbal communication to inform the interaction. Further, in designing for presence, certain spatial features have an effect on the user’s ability to experience a mediated spatial extension, which in turn, facilitates mediated presence. These spatial features play an important role in the process through which trust is negotiated, and hence has an impact on knowledge sharing. Mediated presence cannot be ensured by design, but by acknowledging the role of spatial design in mediated spaces, the presence designer can monitor and, in effect, seek to reduce the ‘friction’ that otherwise may inhibit the experience of mediated presence. The notion of ‘friction’ is borrowed from a context of knowledge sharing in collaborative work practices. My expanded use of the term ‘design friction’ is used to identify spatial design features which, unaddressed, may be said to impose friction and thus inhibit and impact negatively on the experience of presence. A conceptual tool-box for presence design is proposed, consisting of the following design concepts: mediated gaze, spatial montage, active spectatorship, mutual gaze, shared mediated space, offscreen space, lateral and peripheral awareness, framing and transparency. With their origins in related visual practices these emerge from the evolution of the concept of presence across a range of visual cultures, illuminating the centrality of presence design in design practice, be it in the construction of virtual pictorial space in Renaissance art or the generative design experiments of prototypical presence designers, such as Cedric Price, Gordon Pask and numerous researchers at MIT Media Lab, Stanford Institute and Xerox PARC.

  • 342.
    Guma, Rosa
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
    Middle-Class Immigration and Residential Preferences in Stockholm2013Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis reviews theories about migration, relocation and residential choice focusing on middle-class migrants as the target group within the Swedish context. I argue that middle-class migrants represent an increasing group of migrants within the European Union since the economic crisis of 2008. This time period has seen increased migrant fluxes mainly from Southern to Northern European states. The middle-class migrants have particularities that distinguish them from traditional mass migration. This study aims to learn more about their reasons to move to another country (in this study, Sweden) and their process of settlement (and integration) within the urban context in Stockholm) assessing which factors affect their residential choices. On the basis of qualitative methods, I assess the results of the research interviews of a convenient sample of 9 middle-class newcomers to Stockholm, with previous literature. Results of this study suggest that individual residential choices are related to socio-demographic variables, lifestyle, taste and previous personal experiences. Nevertheless, residential choices and the process of settlement and territorial integration are also limited due to the nature of the housing market, the institutional context, tenure choice, sources of information and economic constraints. In short, the middle-class immigrants represent a small group, which is heterogeneous in terms of culture, race, profession, level of education, country of origin, languages, that shows preference for diversity and the inner city. They do not show preference for co-ethnic or cultural concentration, neither tendency to segregation at the neighborhood scale.

  • 343.
    Gunnarsson, Liisa
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Place Lalla Yeddouna: A Neighbourhood Regeneration in Fez, Morocco2011Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The project includes a concept for the renewal of the urban situation of Place Lalla Yeddouna in Fez, Morocco, along side with the design of an Artisan's House. Suitable local materials and techniques has been used to create adequate, interesting and sensible rooms. The building by the square will allow the local artisans to work, exhibit, study and teach.

  • 344.
    Gustafsson, Emelie
    Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Spatial Planning.
    Norra Sorgenfri skapar stad: Diskursanalys av ett stadsbyggnadsprojekt som del i stadens hållbara utveckling2019Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Många städer och kommuner har under de senaste decennierna fått omformulera identitet och riktning till följd av att industrier flyttat eller lagts ner. För att skapa ny och långsiktig tillväxt för städerna till förmån för invånarna har bland annat hållbar utveckling setts som ett begrepp att arbeta efter. Efterhand har det påvisats att inte alla gynnas av enbart ekonomisk och ekologisk hållbarhet utan fokus har riktats om på social hållbarhet i en allt större utsträckning.

    Det här arbetet fokuserar på hållbar utveckling och social hållbarhet i förhållande till fysisk planering och stadsomvandling. Syftet är att undersöka om och hur en kommun genom tolkning och konstruktion av begreppet hållbar utveckling kan verka för en integrerad och sammanlänkad stad i stadsutvecklingsprojekt. För att uppfylla syftet har ett antal forskningsfrågor framställts.

    Som metod för arbetet har sedan diskursanalytisk ansats använts. Analysmetoden som binder samman teori och metod ur ett socialkonstruktivistiskt perspektiv bidrar med verktyg för att utläsa och undersöka de diskurser som tolkats från empirin. Analysen görs som en fallstudie där den utvalda empirin är Malmö och Norra Sorgenfri.

    Ett antal diskurser om Malmös framtid åskådliggörs och analyseras med teoretiska begrepp i arbetet vilka resulterar i hur en kommun framställer social hållbarhet inom stadsplanering. Stadsdelen Norra Sorgenfri ses som en viktig del i arbetet med social hållbarhet och visionerna om en hållbar samhällsutveckling vilket är ett starkt argument för kommunens val att utveckla området.

    En slutsats utifrån identifierade diskurser är att stadsplaneringen bidrar till möjligheter att uppfylla målen om en socialt hållbar stad. Då det inte finns en entydig sanning inom den diskursanalytiska ansatsen är dock kommunens inställning en tolkning av framtidens stad. I de aspekter som analysen lyfter finns alternativa bilder av den planerade utvecklingens utfall. 

  • 345.
    Gustafsson, Fredrik
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineering.
    EFFEKTIVARE MATERIALHANTERING I PRODUKTIONEN HOS SMÅBYGGFÖRETAG- MED HJÄLP AV LEAN CONSTRUCTION2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: The construction industry in Sweden has long had higher and increasingproduction costs compared with other industries. Construction costs for housing hasincreased in recent years, while productivity in the construction industry basically isthe same since the 1990s. 10 % of the construction costs relates to inefficient handlingof material. In order to improve production in recent decades there has been anincrease in adopting quality management among large companies, but this has notbeen established by small and medium sized enterprises (SME). The aim of this studywas to investigate how quality management tools such as 5S could be integrated intosmall construction companies in order to improve the companies’ material handling.

    Method: A case study has been conducted on a small construction company. Methodsused in the study was literature studies used to learn the frontiers of knowledge, semistructuredinterviews with owners, management and carpenters in the companycomplemented with unstructured observations at two different construction sites.

    Findings: The study investigated how 5S could be tailored to fit a small constructioncompany and also how this tool can make the handling of materials more efficient. At first wastes was identified in regard to material handling, which had the form ofunnecessary elements which create unnecessary costs. Wastes found in the study was composed of unnecessary transports or movements and excessive storage of materials.The study has also shown that a standardized routine for how the material should behandled was missing. A theoretical proposal for how these wastes could be reducedwas then produced. The proposal consists of a checklist based on 5S and the study'sempirical data. This checklist is intended to standardize the operation of deliveryreception and material moving. Implementation of the checklist can be done at bothlarge and small construction projects. Finally, the study investigates the requirementsof a small construction company to introduce a change in the organization. The studyfound that the requirements consists of a willingness in the organization to change andresources in terms of time, finances and personnel able to work with the change.

    Implications: By using the checklist in the planning of a construction site ensures thatthe materials are placed in the correct location and in the correct order, which is thepurpose of 5S. This reduces the movements that has to be made of the material. Usingthe checklist on the construction site for delivery reception contributes to materialbeing placed correctly and properly stored. This leads to reducing the rejection ofmaterial. Applying this routine entails that unnecessary costs are reduced, whichcontributes to reducing the total construction cost of the project.

    Limitations: Case study examines a small construction company and is notgeneralizable to large construction companies. Also other small constructioncompanies can have different conditions. The case study is based on interviews andobservations. Focus has been on 5S and no other tool has been used in the study.Consideration is not taken to the ergonomics regarding handling of material. Finally,the proposal produced in this study is theoretically and have not been appliedpractically due to the size of the study.

    Keywords: Lean Construction, 5S, SME, construction companies,

  • 346.
    Gustafsson, Lotta
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture, History of Architecture.
    Medeltidskyrkan i Uppland: restaurering och rumslig förnyelse under 1900-talet2010Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this work is to illuminate the history of restoration in 20th century Sweden by studying restorations of medieval Uppland churches, in the hope of highlighting the debate and conflicts surrounding the ideologies forming the framework of church restorations and identifying the crucial considerations. It is an attempt to depicting church restorations with the focus of attention on the function of the church interior, but also on ways of achieving a credible design appropriate to the present. Theological and liturgical issues and their connection with usability constitute an important background.

    The study takes as its starting point the architect’s mission as the person in charge of the restoration project. The heritage conservation aspects and issues of principle concerning preservation are present as a basic precondition of every restoration assignment.The study demonstrates the complexity of the design of the various church interiors. The 20th century restorations have been concerned with modernisation, with questions of materials and with the character of the church interiors, but they have also hinged on individual architects and their differing attitudes towards preservation and new design, and on the relation between restoration and spatial renewal.

    This study encompasses the whole of the 20th century, but with special emphasis on the period between about 1920 and 1980. First of all a general count was taken of all major restorations in the province of Uppland. Their time-related character prompted a division of the 20th century into four periods, and one church from each period was chosen for closer study. The four churches chosen were Tensta, Skånela, Knivsta and Orkesta. More examples were then used to illustrate the complexity of the restorations. Studies of the church buildings, in the in-depth studies and in supplementary examples from the province as a whole, were then viewed in relation to overarching issues concerning restoration tradition, values and viewpoints held by the heritage conservation authorities, parochial needs for changes to the church interiors, but also discussions concerning the functional and artistic design of new churches and how those discussions were reflected in the historic churches.

  • 347.
    Gustav, Söderhult
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture.
    Self-Built Housing2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 348.
    Gustavsson, Ebba
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Architecture and Water.
    Kultur & Kongress: Ett gestaltningsförslag till ett nytt Kulturhus i Eskilstuna utifrån möjligheter för samnyttjande av lokaler2018Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 300 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    As the population increases, the pressure on urban development is increasing. One of the strategies to meet this challenge, is by densification. But in order to provide the city sufficient community service, the municipality has to try innovative solutions. A potential solution is the utilization of premises and resources, and flexible use.

    Considering this, the municipality in Eskilstuna has recently launched a project to investigate opportunities for a Culture House in combination with a Congress Hall. The idea is that the needs will be co-located and utilized.

    The purpose of this work is to develop a program plan for the project in Eskilstuna, based on a given location and providing activities. The program plan should be partly based on an investigation of which activities that are able to share premises. The frames for the real project are not yet set, which means that this work is to be considered as a hypothesis.

    The methodology for the work can be described as a qualitative and combined methodology. The main structure consists of the literature Idea Work, supported by complementary methods for data collection and site analysis.

    Based on the investigation, the central location and its extensive content, a large volume was created that should be integrated and illustrative at the same time. The internal structure should satisfy the individual needs of the business, the need for shared utilization, and the existing movement in the neighborhood. The entrances and the passage on the first floor of the building consists of a high-ceiling atrium, which will give a public and transparent feeling. The organic form will contribute to the visualization in the rectilinear city and the verticality will give height in the façade.

    The vertical divisions have a rhythm that will reflect the musical content inside the building.

    The program schedule is preliminary and not detailed, but gives an initial picture of how a cultural house in combination with Congress can take place at the chosen site. Further studies need to be done, both in the study of utilization and the design.

    The conclusion is that opportunities for shared exploitation exist within the framework studied. However, the project has been complex. The study of shared exploitation combined with the extensive content of the cultural center makes the detail level low. There is also a general limitation in the form of support and strategies in the field of program work in co- operation projects with shared premises, which would be interesting to look at in continued work.

  • 349.
    Gyllengahm, Isabelle
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
    Opera i Stockholm, Stadsgårdskajen2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Stockholmsoperan, Stadsgårdkajen, en opera för alla!

    Koppla samman och tillåta; Mitt huvudkoncept handlar om att skapa kopplingar i staden och locka människor att vistas på platsen, dag som natt, Stockholmsbo som värmlandsbo. Oavsett om du går på opera eller bara tar en kvällspromenad, vill äta en god matbit eller fika på café, ska operan tillgodose alla dessa behov.

  • 350.
    Gyurkovich, Mateusz
    et al.
    Institute of Urban Design, Faculty of Architecture, Cracow University of Technology.
    Sotoca Carcia, Adolfo
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Architecture and Water.
    Towards the Cracow metropolis: a dream of a reality? a seclted issues2018In: Czasopismo techniczne, ISSN 0011-4561, E-ISSN 2353-737X, Vol. 115, no 2, p. 5-25Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Cracow, the former capital of Poland and currently the second-largest Polish city, dreams of becoming the most important metropolis – not only of the Lesser Poland region, but also of the entire southern and south-eastern part of Poland. This paper, based on long-term research and field studies, also refers, in part, to the “Model of the Spatial Structure of Cracow” research programme, which was conducted at the Institute of Urban Design of the CUT under the guidance of M. Gyurkovich with collaboration with A. Sotoca, between October 2016 and July 2017. This is the background against which the selected issues of spatial transformations that took place within the city limits and that influence the urban morphology of Cracow, will be presented against. The type of spatial structure that can currently be observed in Cracow, does not bring to mind an association with the urban form of a European Metropolis. Can the contemporary attempts to create a polycentric urban organism- that can compete with other, well-organised ones, internationally, ever be successful? Will the dream of the Cracow Metropolis ever come true?

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