Portfolio IDA HUGGERT
UmeÃ¥ School of Architecture BACHELOR
2009 - 2012
2014 - 2015 2016 - 2017
Gustav garvares gata 1 903 42 Umeå telephone: 070-9665671 e-mail: email@example.com
Social psychiatric care unit, Umeå municipality. accomodation supervisor
2012 - 2013
Handicap unit, Umeå municipality. accomodation supervisor
2004 - 2017
Geriatric care unit, Karlskrona municipality. Caregiver, permanenetly employed by Karlskrona municiplaity in October 2008.
The County Administrative Board of Västerbotten. Vote-counter in municipality-, county council- and national elections.
County Council Blekinge, Karlskrona Internship at varying units at Karlskrona Hospital.
Education unit, Ronneby municipality. Special Needs Assistant at a daycare.
Dragsö Camping, Karlskrona cleaner
S KIL L S Secretary and co-founder of Tullkammaren, the studentunion of Umeå School of Architecture. Driver´s licence - B Voluntary teacher in gymnastics in Nättraby Gymnastics Organization for several years.
S O F T WARE Autodesk Revit, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, SketchUp
E XPERIENC E
EDUC AT I O N 2009 - 2010
2016 - 2017
Master studies, Umeå School of Architecture
2014 - 2015
Master studies, Umeå School of Architecture
Building preservation/Timbering, Vindeln Folk High School
2012 - 2013
Graphic Design, Umeå University
2009 - 2012
Bachelor studies, Umeå School of Architecture
2005 – 2006
Science/Technical year, Malmö University
Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, Lund University
2002 - 2003
Art, Öland Folk High School
1999 - 2002
Aesthetical programme Art and Form, Thörnströmska High School, Karlskrona
thing of fear - introspective tours through things weÂ´d rather not
Thing of fear argues that fear plays part in the shaping and development of societies and that its role should not be forgotten or understated. But it is also an attempt of finding ways of meeting and connecting as community through the things that we might look upon as weaknesses.
As a point of departure for the project, I did some research on fear as phenomena and how humanity have been subjected to fear in various ways throughout history. I was intrigued by the wide scope of subjects to investigate; from the smallest parts of the body; neurons and physiological processes inside the brain, to the almost unfathomable catastrophic scenarios that can be imagined by the same tiny neurons. And then everything that is being produced in between: Political tendencies and processes, defensive architecture, security products, military strategies, technology, fiction, etc.
a thing of fear, designed for introspective tours through things one rather would avoid dealing with
I became fascinated by this connection between fear, imagination and production. It is this part of fear, the one that makes us act on what is perceived as a threat, the one that makes us productive in a way, that also can be turned into a positive thing. It can act as a catalyst for sparks of geniality and propeller chains of creativity and technological progress. Therefore fear is an emotion with great potential, as long as it is not allowed to grow out of proportion or being left unquestioned. By getting to know our fears and become accustomed to those things we rather would like to avoid, we can start to heal. TERM 10
I wanted to make something that made it possible to collect, manage, display, and confront fears of all kinds. This got me interested in the qualities that different collections display, and the containers of such collections. I started to search for a thing of fear, a collector of things people find frightening. But not in the sense of horror, but in a relational and social sense. In the sense of a Thing. As an attempt to create resilience in people. As thoughts wanders in all sorts of directions, without a necessary map, or logic line of events,
original drawing of a thing of fear
would it not be wonderful to deal with each matter of concern or fear as they come to us, ready to be addressed? What if each meeting with this thing, could be just as random as each line of thought. Not controlled by space or time. Imagine entering spaces of the mind as an ever-changing maze. It does not seem possible to draw or build ever changing spaces, but I tried to use the quality of diversity and changeability as criteria when finding ways of exploring the spaces of this thing of fear and finding out what it eventually would become. TERM 10
VARIATION IN QUALITIES OF SPACE THROUGH CUT AND/OR FOLD
Surfaces with differing qualities compose differing spaces depending on how you fold and defold them.
EXPLORATION OF IMAGINARY SPACES - PROJECTIONS
COLLECTIONS - TYPES OF ASSEMBLIES
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS OF STUFF PRIVATE COLLECTIONS OF STUFF
Collect Manage Explain Display Educate Study
Remind Domesticate Label Bring to order Create hierarchy
Collect Manage Display Show off Study
Remind Domesticate Non-hierarchal Interactive (handle objects)
In assemblies of stuff we can interact with subjects of concern. We can touch, meet and accustom ourselves to objects of fear and preconceptions. An assembly of stuff could be a museum, a cabinet of curiosities, a drawer, a cupboard, a shop, an exhibition, a garage etc.
COLLECTIONS OF INFORMATION
Collect Manage Display Educate
Remind Bring to order Reflection Recieve information Interactive (touch)
In assemblies of information we can find facts, evidence, educate ourselves and have time for reflection. We can look for explanations and discover methods of dealing with difficulties. An assembly of information is where heaps of information is gathered. It can be a library, a catalogue, a news paper, an archive etc.
COLLECTIONS OF PERSONS
Manage Exchange Communicate Socialize Unification Discuss Confront
Ventilate Test Dialogue Values Interests Agenda
In assemblies of persons we can meet, challenge attitudes, find understanding and reason. We can deal with important matters, solve difficulties and come to terms and agreements, as in the swedish word Ting(thing). An assembly of persons could be a club, association, etc. It is simply what happens when a group of people comes together intentionally or unintentionally.
DOT, LINE, AREA, VOLUME, VOLUME IN SPACE AND TIME EXPLORATION OF IMAGINARY SPACES THROUGH DRAWING
2d VOLUMES/ PROGRAMME
Drawings organized by how they relate to dimensionality. Something extruding from simple lines. A map becomes a section. Areas turns into voids or volumes, edges or surfaces. What does a thing mean when placed at a certain time or place, and what happens when you switch context? Also that is an aspect of changeability. A context can be an interpersonal meatings or where the thing is placed.
THING AS A BUILDING In the last stage of the project the thoughts were tested in an architectural intervention placed in Karlskrona. The aim was to try the possibilities of the working-methods I had experimented with earlier in a more concrete manner and in a specific context. In a way, Karlskrona itself was from the beginning very much a product of military strategy and governmental logistics. Sweden was establishing itself as a great power in the areas surrounding the Baltic Sea during the 16th and 17th century, and was in reoccurring conflicts with mainly Denmark and Russia. In 1658 the Danish provinces of
Blekinge, Skรฅne and Halland was lost to Sweden by Denmark in the Roskilde-peace-agreement. To manifest its power in the new, most southern parts of the country and to bypass the fact that the Baltic sea froze during winter (and hence slowed down the military and logistic efficiency) the king decided to search for a new location for the fleet and capital. In the archipelago of Blekinge, a perfect location was found, and Karlskrona was founded in 1680 at the island Trossรถ. Karlskrona never became the capital of Sweden, but the intentions to impose the power of the Swedish crown to the former Danish province is
visible in an impressive main square. Karlskrona is surrounded by deserted military forts, both at mainland and at the islands surrounding Trossรถ. Straight under the main square, which is located at the top of an hill, is a large military complex. It is stretching out beneath the town starting from a main tunnel, created for the transportation of goods to and from Varvet, at the end of the 19th century. In this tunnel and up on the big main square the project is located.
This project aspires to work with the mindset of a person by the means of interactivity and participation and meetings with fellow citizens. The tool of doing so will be a curiosity-cabinet of the town dwellers own creation. The cabinet is a place to share experiences, to explore experiences of others and to challenge the perception and conception of past, present and future.
There is also spaces for smaller art exhibitions or installations as well as space for the gatherings of smaller grass-root organizations, working with projects concerning the city and its citizens, these will be examples of how to work with what is there, a way of moving forward and find new positive things to add to the identity of the town.
So the idea is that there is a curiosa cabinet underground where the citizens can go and leave things they are afraid of, and discover other peoples fears, meet and experience. The spaces and items are suppose to change, but also the layout of the floorplan is possible to change by using a grid of ironbars. These can for eaxample hold removeable sheets of wood or fabric or plaster.
SUNDSVALL ECO CITY Urban Blue Paths
Ida Huggert Annika Eriksson-Lindberg Klara Nero Gaelle Cozic
A NEW STRATEGY FOR SUNDSVALL AND RESEARCH QUESTIONS The building of the bridge across the bay of Sundsvall meant a great infrastructural change for the city. Former industrial areas along the northern and southern quays that were inaccessible before because of the barrier that the E4 constituted, is now opening up for development and unification with the rest of the city. The task was to come up with an urban strategy for Sundsvall, dealing with these changes and taking the city a step forward regarding sustainability. We were given different subjects to investigate in groups, that later should be part of an overall system of strategies spanning from social sustainability to environmental- and infrastructural sustainability. My group were given the task to investigate the climate and geography of Sundsvall and found that the city is already dealing with the consequences of climate change. Due to itÂ´s geographical location and general temperature changes, it is being subjected to more frequent and heavy rains, even in the winter. The stormwater infrastructure of Sundsvall is already under-dimensioned, causing floodings in the streets and in the basements of houses, and the weather is expected to become even more wet in the future.
first impression of Sundsvall
Urban Blue Paths is trying to answer following questions that were raised during the semester: •
How can an intervention in the infrastructure of water in Sundsvall ease the pressure on the storm water collecting system of the city, and help prevent future floodings caused by more frequent rains?
Could such an intervention also reveal the sensitive nature of the water in the city and contribute to existing cleaning processes?
Waterprotection areas and groundwater sources
the urban water cycle
Sundsvall water supply
RAIN AND SNOWFALL
rainfall raw water potable water
How could such an intervention make the inhabitants feel connected with and in relation to the water?
storm water grey water black water / sewage water ROOFS TAP WATER
industry ROADS AND PAVED SURFACES
Could this intervention be done in such a way that a new, connecting, engaging environment is achieved at the same time?
LAKES AND RIVERS
BLACK WATER PARKS AND GARDENS
HARD PACKED SOILS AND IMPERMEABLE ROCK
grey water can be used for irrigation of plants
stormwater drainage system
WATER RECYCLING FACILITY
water from Sundsvall’s water catchment doesn’t need to be treated yet, but that will probably change within the next 5-10 years.
GROUND WATER RECHARGE
black water is waste water containg urine and fecal matter, and has separate sewage system from grey water
natural GROUND WATER in sundsvall, the water ifrom the catchemnt is naturally filtered and can be used as drinking water wiuthout further treatment
ARTIFICIAL GROUND WATER 50 percent of swedish potable water comes from surface water bodies
WATER TREATMENT PLANT treated water is returned to rivers, lakes and seas
WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT
SURFACE WATER BODIES
in older urban areas, storm water and sewage water systems are often combined. during heavy rains, This can cause sewage to leak out into natural water bodies before being treated.
the urban water cycle
IMPACT OF WATER AND WATER MANAGEMENT IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
storm water run-off
storm water pipes and outlets
areas prone to flooding during heavy rains
stormwater drainage pipes
reported floodings in basements
zoom in at GrevensbĂ¤cken drainage area
TARGETED AREAS OF INTERVENTION The strategy of Urban Blue Paths is to reveal the presense of water in the city, the vulnerability of the water systems and improve the relation between the citizens and the water. By having a relation to the water, the chances for people to find it important to take care of it increases.
Therefore the strategy includes attempts to break the borders between city and sea and adress the problems with water management. With acupunctural interventions at the water front, along the stream and uphill, the project tries to deal with the flooding issues and the inhabitants relation to the water.
TACTICS hybrid areas
CITY CENTER / WATERFRONT
UPHILL areas that are allowed to be flooded
ditches and trenches green area
recreational activities filtration system
upcycling hybrid basins
collection and controll
filtration and drainage
stop polluting the sea or even help cleaning it handle the storm water and prevent floodings
improve relation between people and the sea
INTERVENTIONS ALONG THE STREAM
Green bridge over SelĂĽngersĂĽn
Hybrid stream area - secondary seating and playground
Wetlands along stream
Ã…sgatan intervention section and plan
Mogatan intervention section and plan
CITY CENTER / WATERFRONT INTERVENTIONS
South Quay new residential area and wetland section
water managment center EDucative and cultural collective activities iconic building
TrĂ¤dgĂĽrdsgatan street sections:
Entertainement and leisure buildings Restaurants, cafes, bars Sea promenade connecting the city center and the nothern quay
asphalte bus station
WASTE LAND PUBLIC BOAT SERVICE
parking lot central point between city center and seafront
WASTE LAND Mostly asphalte Railways and parking
large and unpleasant to cross
Reftrofitted buildings Cultural and educative programs
Outdoor public space Wetlands Small scale public facilities (market, kiosk...) adaptable to seasons and functions
Recreational park Sport facilities Promenade creating a new relation between city and sea
Dwelings Bassins and chanels
Green corridor More vegetation Less of a breaking line but more of a connecting promenade
North quay wetlands New bridge
Iconic building Bar and restaurant street Restaurant boats
Canals leading stormwater from the stone city down to the bay
Extended stone city
Cafe and outdoor activity center 10
South quay wetlands
South quay wetlands
Sports and outdoor activity field Water treatment basins New residential area Canals crossing the old E4 and guiding stormwater down to the bay.
SUNDSVALL ECO CITY
passage - travel - passage - release As much as grief and death is an inevitable part of almost everyoneÂ´s life, it is something that today is kept very much apart from the rest of it. Modern places and spaces for burial ceremonies and grief is constructed outside of the cities. That could be a result of both practical reasons as well as ideas that are based in more cultural values; like the need for seclusion, peace and beauty. There is nothing wrong with this in itself, but I started reflecting on how invisible death and grief is. Something so basic and profound in the life of a person. One of few things we all share, regardless of age, gender, cultural identity or religious views. This project seeks to look upon grief and the funeral ceremony as something that can be allowed to enter the city scapes again, as a natural part of the lives of the citizens.
The chapel is placed along one of the natural drainage areas on the south quay. The aim is to expand and control the route of the existing creek to ease its function to guide away excess water both from the residential areas on the hill side south of the chapel and from the flat area in front of the bay. This new expanded water route will function as a green/blue belt connecting the
bay and city area to the southern hilltop and its outdoor recreation and conference facilities. The green/blue route ends with pools for further control and purification of the water before it is let out into the sea. Parts of the water is led through the funeral area and chapel and then into the bay. In connection to the chapel is a memory grove and columbarium. There is also a building
containing a public cafeÂ´, offices, a gathering space with kitchen and an exhibition hall that informs about the water situation in Sundsvall and the different projects in progress to improve the quality and logistics that revolves it. This hall can also be used to temporary showcase decorations and works by artists and craftsmen linked to Sundsvall or the projects revolving the water. TERM 8
COMMON LIFE / SPACES OF INCLUSION Housing for seasonal workers
The assignment was to add roughly 60 -80 square meters to an existing building or backyard in recently developed suburbs of UmeĂĽ, in order to accomodate 6 seasonal workers or students. At a stage in the process Velux Daylight Visualizer and Excel was used to investigate and calculate how the use of energy was related to for exampel daylight conditions.
Layers of visibility/publicness/privativity Points of view Private Withdrawn Visible from the outside Eye of passer by
Daylight conditions testing in Velux daylight visualizer.
to the left: before changes were made to the right: after changes were made TERM 7
Plan 2nd floor
Plan 1st floor
Ida Huggert Anna Carlsson Diana Barbuta John GrundstrĂśm and Klara Nero
The canon or fishing rod is a construction entierly made out of wood, no metal parts as nails or screws were used. The assignment was to make a cantilever, as long as possible with the capacity of liftig 5kgs. My group built a retractable canon-like structure that at itÂ´s fullest length reached 15 meters from the base. With the 5 kg bucket at the end of the construction, it reached 12 meters before dropping. As for weight-lifting capacity we came second place in competition with our classmates, but recieved a honorary mention for great craftsmanship.
WOOD WORKSHOP canon / fishing rod
Where do we place our old?
In my bachelor thesis I did some research on what background and impact the collective eldercare has on our society. I wanted to adress the trend to put new homes for elderly, if there are any built at all, on the countryside. A consequence by doing so is that we never will see elderly in our city centers. They wonâ€™t be a part of our society. And why improve things for a part of society that is forgotten? In the end this
project is a rhetorical question: Where in our society do we place our elderly? What is their value? The project is a nursing home placed in the middle of UmeĂĽ at the bank of the river. The site is highly desireable and expensive and I wanted it to be given to the old. I wanted to add a public function to the project to open up for meetings across the age borders. Water is a excellent
means for gentle exercise, but also has some other great qualities. It can ease and prevent pressure ulcers in the skin. Water can also set off the same calming feel good hormones in the body that are set off by a friendly touch or stroke. Therefore a small public bath was added to the nursinghome.
INHABITING THE INFORMAL CITY: CAIRO ZABALEEN
During a four weeks study visit to Cairo, the class mapped the coptic christian settlement Moqattam in the outskirts of the megapol. The inhabitants of this informal settlement is locally referred to as Zabaleen, the garbage people. They are traditionally people coming from rural, mainly christian villages, looking for jobs and better futures in the city. But the only work that is offered them in Cairo is the job of collecting and taking care of garbage. There are many things to discover concerning how an informal settlement like Moqattam is organized socially and practically. The group that I was performing mappings with, ended by chance up in investigations concerning what the lifes of the women of Moqattam might look like. We interviewed people, counted, photographed and observed daily life in order to understand. Our observations revealed to us far more restrictive and limiting standards concerning women than we imagined at the beginning.
Later that same semester the task was to come up with an individual project within the settlement. I chose to continue to focus on women, in an attempt to find a loop-hole to expand the social and physical space women were allowed to occupy. I identified the church as a key player in any attempt of change and decided to use an important quality it has. The church area of the biggest church in Moqattam is one of few places where women are allowed to stop and chat among each other. However, going there means using the busiest street, including a steep and narrow hill where trucks overloaded with garbage of all sorts jostles during the day. The aim was to stretch the freer rules that apply to women on the church ground a bit down into the settlement by using the typology of the church area. The placing of the project is a strategic choice both from a practical and a social point of view. While it is a spot most have to pass in
order to get to the church, it also has a practical problem that needs to be solved and it is close enough to the church area border to pass as a continuation of the area itself. The project is comprised of a stairconstruction, separated from the car-traffic, a safe route up the hill. Merged into the stair construction is a small two-storey building offering collective services and activities that are traditionally of female concern or interest, giving women a formal reason to stop and meet.
The task of the second semester was to make a dancehall. I tried to break down what dance is in itÂ´s essence. My interpretation was that dance is a series of motions that can be of any sort really, so I wanted to make a flexible building that can be used in many ways. I chose to place the dancehall in Broparken in UmeĂĽ, next to the river and the new skateboardpark that was being built at the same time. A large wooden deck or terrace invites passers by to join in on the activities taking place inside and outside the building. The terrace should also work as an outside dancefloor. Inside the building are two dancefloors on two levels in tune with the slant of Broparken. During the winters the upper floor can be used as seating area while the lower floor hosts a show with the frozen river as backdrop. During the summer the back-wall of the building can be opened and the upper floor can be used as a stage while the audience is seated in the soft grass of the park behind the building.
RETROFIT UMEĂ… : GJALLARHORNET
Work Your Light Out
In the retrofit-assignment the task was to rethink housing and to combine a public function with dwellings in an already existing, soon to be torn down, building in UmeĂĽ. In my project the residents live in a former youth- and childrencenter, and wall to wall with a gym. But it is not a ordinary gym, all the maschines are producing electricity that is emidiately put into use somewhere in the building. Hopefully the prospects of a lower electricity-bill and the proximity to the gym will encourage the dwellers to maintain a more active life.
AIRPORT AS METROPOLIS
The forth semester the main task was to draw the airport of a future UmeĂĽ, where the number of inhabitants was doubled and continuously on the growth. I chose to look at northern Sweden as a region with great potential for growth and increased contact with the world. I tried to see the airport as just another stop at a train-ride. The trains passes right through the building and transports the passengers directly out to the region.
Gustav Garvares gata 1 90342 UmeĂĽ firstname.lastname@example.org 0709665671
Selection of projects from my 5 years at Umeå School of Architecture