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KTH School of Architecture June 2-5 2015

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The yearly Diploma Days at the KTH School of Architecture is when the next generation of architects exhibit and present their work. During an intense few days at the end of the academic year, our Degree Project students are given the opportunity to demonstrate their academic and professional skills. This is an exceptional feat and the culmination of years of study to become an architect. It is a proud moment for us as an institution. The Degree Projects, which tackle one specific design problem and is carried out over a full semester, are exhibited in different parts of the school, and all the presentations are open to the public. Whether you are friends and family of the examinees, a current student at the school, or an interested member of the public, these sessions are an opportunity to appreciate, discuss and celebrate the production of architectural knowledge at the KTH School of Architecture. Following each presentation, the projects

are assessed and discussed by an invited jury, consisting of prominent architectural practitioners and scholars. They bring to the discussion their own specific insights, contextualizing the students’ work in relation to contemporary practice as well as relevant academic discourse. We are honored to have them as our guests for this week and look forward to their highly valued contribution. A more thorough introduction of who they are can be found on the following pages. This academic year will be our last in the building on Östermalmsgatan 26. After 45 years in proud service, we bid farewell to the school’s current home and will, after the summer, move to the new building on KTH Campus designed by KTH alumni Tham & Videgård Arkitekter. We hope that you will join us in celebrating this special occasion on Friday June 5th, when Diploma Days 2015 concludes with an Examination Ceremony followed by a moving-out party!

ANDERS JOHANSSON Head of the KTH School of Architecture JESÚS AZPEITIA SERON Head of Education & Vice Head of Department, KTH School of Architecture frida rosenberg Head of Advanced Level Studies, KTH School of Architecture



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Acoustics Lab (AL)

Room A1 (A1)

Red Tent (RT)

Courtyard Lab (CL) Corridor (A2) Restrooms

Restrooms & elevator

Room A4 (A4) Room A3 (A3)

Triangeln (entrance foyer, T3 is up the stairs) Main entrance on Ă–stermalmsgatan 26



Upper Atelier (UA)

G504 Photo Lab (PL)

Studio E501 (E501)

Restrooms & elevator


tuesday JUNE 2:

Presentations in Jury Group 1 Jury:

dagur eggertsson mia hägg johannes tovatt

9.00 (CL)

Josefina petrycer & jesper léven: learning from finnish food culture

10.10 (CL)

karolina mellberg: mellanrum

11.05 (CL)

oskar kalmér: living in a sketch

13.20 linnéa zickerman: (E501) vetenskapen


14.15 (RT)

joel olsgärde: what makes the house?

15.25 (RT)

simon estié: sommerhouse on gräsö

16.20 (RT)


Presentations in Jury Group 2 Jury:

Presentations in Jury Group 3

marcelyn gow sam jacob cino zucchi

9.15 LUCIANO PEIRONE UDRIOT: (E501) stockholm roofscape revisited 10.10 RAFFER QUIAN: (E501) painterly matrix 11.05 Dženis Džihić: (E501) unfolded relief


lesley lokko andrea simitch takaharu tezuka

9.15 (UA)

HENRIK SAGEN: collecting characters

10.10 (UA)

ALBA SOLIS: house for humanists in iceland

11.05 (UA)

CHEN ZHENQUIANG: the city hall of katrineholm

13.20 (AL)

AXEL ZEDELL: mycelium connection

13.20 (UA)

MAJA WESTMAN: small gestures

14.15 (UA)

ALESSANDRO COMOLI: repurposing abandoned sport venues

14.15 (PL)

HENNI RUOHONEN: translating origami

15.25 (RT)

OLOF JONDELIUS: mycelium building

16.20 (CL)

MIKAELA SAMUELSSON: jordbro culture house

15.25 KRISTIN KARLSSON: (E501) seven seasons 16.20 ALEXANDRA PARIS: (E501) resurrecting södra station


wednesday JUNE 3:

Presentations in the SUPD Jury Group Jury:

Presentations in Jury Group 1

Boel Hellman Thérèse Kristiansson

10.00 Ivannia Santana: (T3) pollution, participation and roles of the planner


dagur eggertsson mia hägg johannes tovatt

9.00 (RT)

johan FRANSSON & olivia NORLIN: framtida/modern/ny/samtida svensk bostad

10.10 (RT)

PETTER JYSKY: 40 minuter söder om stockholm

11.00 (T3)

Jiamin Zheng: urban regeneration through creative public use

11.05 (RT)

TOVE JENSEN: tipp-topp-trapp

13.00 (T3)

Anders Bergström: city and human

13.20 (UA)

JENNY RYDERSTEDT: inre hamnen norra

14.15 (UA)

YLVA FAGRAEUS LUNDSTRÖM: vision för aktivering av skövde resecentrum

15.25 (A1)

KLARA JUNVIK: a cold water bathhouse in vättern

14.00 Alva Herdevall: dropping down pop ups (T3) 15.00 (T3)

Sara Arefaine: fittja synergy


Presentations in Jury Group 2

Presentations in Jury Group 3


marcelyn gow sam jacob cino zucchi


lesley lokko andrea simitch takaharu tezuka

9.15 (UA)

BIRKIR INGIBJARTSSON: projective urban fragments

9.15 (CL)

10.10 (UA)

FRIDA KÖRBERG TURHAGEN: civic hall and bus station in östersund

BJÖRN LILJEQVIST: something for art and architecture

10.10 (CL)

STELLA REIJO: scan, cut, unfold

11.05 (UA)

MAX LINDGREN: stortorg

11.05 (CL)

JOHANNES PLYHM: a house in the sea

13.20 (A3)

ANDREA SUNDELIN: the sail loft

13.20 (A1)

14.15 (UA)

ARON FIDJELAND: the descendants of ancestors

ELIN FRIBERG: we don’t need another 4000 neighbours

15.25 (A3)

HENRIK WALLIN: from exterior to interior

14.15 (RT)


15.25 (UA)

ARVID KALMARU: discoveries made in darkness


thursday JUNE 4:

Presentations in Jury Group 1 Jury:

CECILIE ANDERSSON helka-liisa hentilä lars raattamaa

9.00 (CL)

ANNIE FLODSTRÖM & KAROLINA SUNDell: återanvändning av kyrkorum

10.10 (RT)

MAJA MOROTA: turning japanese

11.05 (RT)

VICTOR INGMO: square royal

13.20 PERNILLA LÖNNBORG: (E501) weathering 14.15 SARA LUNDMARK: (E501) the wooden workshop


15.25 (A4)


16.20 (UA)


Presentations in Jury Group 2

Presentations in Jury Group 3


manuelle gautrand marcelyn gow charles waldheim


IÑAQUI CARNICERO liza fior lesley lokko

9.15 (RT)

FILIP DANS: architecture and mobility

9.15 (UA)

Helga Hrönn Þorsteinsdóttir: portrait of a factory

10.10 (AL)

ERIK INGVERT: wearing architecture

10.10 (UA)

11.05 (A3)

ALEXANDER HAMMARSTRAND Disiphering the inherent

Valný Aðalsteinsdóttir: reconnecting Reykjavík to the sea

11.05 (A4)

LUKAS PETKO: from dameisho to meisho

13.20 (RT)

TOMAS ODELBO: adaptive reuse

13.20 (A4)

SONJA TOMIC: the forgotten light

14.15 (RT)

BJÖRN JOHANSSON: new hagalund

14.15 (A4)

JERRY KOPARE: a theatre (or 3) in trieste

15.25 (RT)

KLARA ÖSTLUND: the tree house project

15.25 (CL)


16.20 (RT)

ADILS RUNKVIST: micromobile

16.20 (PL)

JOHANNA NENANDER: the friction doctrine


friday JUNE 5:

Presentations in Jury Group 1



CECILIE ANDERSSON helka-liisa hentil채 lars raattamaa

9.15 (A1)

ELSA JANNBORG: in search of a room of their own

10.10 (A1)

MARIA WESTERBERG: animal care and adoption shelter in h채gerstalund

11.05 (CL)

RAGNAR PERSSON SKARE: architecture + photography

13.20 (CL)

JONAS ERIKSSON: the culture workshop

Presentations in Jury Group 3

Presentations in Jury Group 2 Jury:

manuelle gautrand marcelyn gow charles waldheim


Iร‘AQUI CARNICERO liza fior lesley lokko

9.15 (UA)

ROBIN LEE: bridging gaps

9.15 (RT)

tove grรถnroos: the city is a theatre

10.10 (RT)

Stavros Chrysovergis: rethink crisis

10.10 (A2)

rasmus siimes: another story, another image

11.05 11.05 LOVE LILJEQVIST: (RT) (E501) how can a process that form the site also form architecture?

mandus lundmark: being with water

13.20 JOHAN NORDSTEDT: (E501) patterns, colour and a covered market

jamie britton: great northern warehouse

13.20 (RT)

Venue: Courtyard and Triangeln 17.00

Examination Ceremony

18.00 Farewell speeches and moving-out ceremony



Combined Diploma Days party and moving-out party


Nighttime party begins


CECILIE ANDERSSON Cecilie Andersson (Bergen, NO) received her Master in Architecture from Bergen School of Architecture, with exchange to Århus. She has worked as an architect at HLM Arkitektur in Bergen and at Helen & Hard in Stavanger, on various projects related to building, transformation and planning. In 2012 she defended her PhD in urban planning at NTNU on Migrant Positioning in transforming urban ambiences, exploring the situation in urban villages and the city of Guangzhou, China. She has taught master courses and workshops at BAS, NTNU and several schools in China (SCUT, GAFA, XAUAT, Tongji). She is currently rector at Bergen School of Architecture.

with architect Sami Rintala, which resulted in establishment of the office Rintala Eggertsson Architects. The office is based in Oslo and Bodø, Norway. helka-liisa hentilä Professor, Dr., Architect SAFA Helka-Liisa Hentilä (Oulo, FI) is Dean of the Oulu School of Architecture (2014-) and professor in Urban Design and Planning (2003-) at the Oulu School of Architecture, University of Oulu, Finland. Her research and teaching focuses on sustainable urban development, including smart growth strategies and solutions that integrate innovation to the built environment. She has acted as a responsible leader of several cross-disciplinary research projects, including the project Integrative Urban Development Concept: Case Sustainable Winter City (INURDECO, 2012-2014). She has 28 years of academic experience in different Schools of Architecture in Finland (University of Oulu 1986-90, 2003->; Vaasa University of Applied Sciences 1993-1996; University of Art and Design 1993-2002, Helsinki University of Technology 19962002), and in Sweden (KTH 1991-1993). She is also a registered urban planning practitioner with experience of both private and public urban planning practices, and an author of 15 prize-winning or awarded national and international architecture competition entries mainly in the field of urban design and planning. She has also got together with her team the City of Oulu Urban Planning Prize in 2014.

dagur eggertsson Dagur Eggertsson (Oslo, NO) is an architect with a professional background from a number of the most prominent offices in Oslo. After his professional degree from the Oslo School of Architecture in 1992, he started his collaboration with architect Vibeke Jenssen, as NOIS architects. In 1996 he finished a post-professional master’s degree at the Helsinki University of Technology, where he started experimentation with building full scale architectonic objects, under the supervision of Professor Juhani Pallasmaa. Along with his professional practice, Eggertsson has taught architecture in Norway, Iceland, Sweden, Italy, Portugal, China, and Australia. He is currently a project examinator at AHO in Oslo. In 2007, Eggertsson started collaboration 14

mia hägg Founder of Habiter Autrement, Mia Hägg (Paris, FR) has worked on some of the most innovative buildings and with some of the most re­spected architectural practices of the twenty-first century. She started her career at Ateliers Jean Nouvel with various projects including the Dentsu Tower in Tokyo. Her collaboration with Herzog & de Meuron began in 2002. A year after she was selected as the Project Manager for the National Stadium of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, and she soon became an Associate of the firm. In 2007, after nearly a decade working on mainly large-scale projects, she founded her own practice, Habiter Autrement. Since 2007, Habiter Autrement has designed housing, stadiums, offices and masterplans. In the field of public housing, characterized by legislative constraints and limited budgets, Habiter Autrement has concentrated on rethinking the common assumptions and standard solutions. The office immediately gained recognition when it was awarded first prize in a competition for five innovative public housing projects in Bordeaux as lead architect in partnership with Ateliers Jean Nouvel. In 2011, three of the five projects were completed and awarded the Agora Architecture Prize by the city of Bordeaux.

Kommunismen (Albert Bonniers förlag, 2014). As an architect he was part of the team that made Liljeholmstorget. johannes tovatt Johannes Tovatt (Stockholm SE) started his architectural studies at KTH in Stockholm with a bachelor’s degree from Canterbury School of Architecture. He joined Ralph Erskine’s studio in the 80s and he became the co-founder of Erskine Tovatt Architects in 1998. The company changed to Tovatt Architects & Planners after Erskine had passed away in 2005. Since the beginning of his career, international commissions have continuously played a vital role, dominated by large scale urban design projects, housing and strategies for urban policies. Tovatt has been a member of juries in several countries and in 2010-2011 he was asked to apply for the chair of Architecture and Urbanism at ETH Zürich and at KTH in Stockholm. He has been lecturing and teaching at universities such as London School of Economics, TU Wien, Politecnico di Milano, and University of Krems.

Sessions held in Swedish/English, hosted by:

lars raattamaa Lars Raattamaa (Stockholm, SE) lives in Valla torg south of Stockholm and is an architect and poet. As an author he has published nine books in total, most recently

Måns Tham Guest teacher, KTH School of Architecture Mikael Bergquist Guest teacher, KTH School of Architecture 15


manuelle gautrand Manuelle Gautrand (Paris, FR) is the principal architect and director of the agency Manuelle Gautrand Architecture. She obtained her graduate diploma in Architecture from the “Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Montpellier” in 1985. She worked for 6 years in different architecture studios in Paris before founding her office in 1991, first in Lyons and then in Paris. She mainly designs buildings in areas as diverse as cultural facilities (theaters, museums, and cultural centers), office buildings, housing, commercial and leisure facilities. Her clients are public contracting authorities as well as private firms, in France and abroad. In 2007 Manuelle Gautrand’s “C42” Citroen Flagship Showroom on the ChampsElysées Avenue in Paris gained attention and widespread acclaim in the international arena and from a large audience. In 2010 she completed two significant buildings in France: the “LaM”- Lille Museum of Modern, Contemporary and Outsider Art opened in September 2010 as well as La Cité des Affaires in Saint-Etienne, an administrative and office building of 25 000 sqm. Current projects include a mixed-use building in Montpellier, Cultural and Sport Center in Saint-Louis, a cinema in Paris, and a shopping mall in Annecy.

ogies with shifting material states. Gow received her Architecture degrees from the Architectural Association and Columbia University and a Dr.Sc. from the ETH Zurich. Her dissertation, Invisible Environment: Art, Architecture and a Systems Aesthetic 1960-1971, explores the relationship between aesthetic research and technological innovation. Gow currently teaches at the Southern California Institute of Architecture – SCIArc in Los Angeles and is coeditor of Material Beyond Materials and Onramp 4. She was a visiting professor at the KTH School of Architecture in Stockholm from 2008-2011. sam jacob Sam Jacob (London, UK) is principal of Sam Jacob Studio for architecture and design and was one of the co-founding directors of FAT Architecture. He has been responsible for a range of acclaimed projects ranging from the large scale – such as the master plan and design of the Heerlijkheid park and cultural centre in Rotterdam – to the cultural, including co-curating the British Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale. Jacob is also a writer and critic, acting as contributing editor for Icon magazine and columnist for both Art Review and Dezeen. His book Make It Real: Architecture as Enactment was recently published by Strelka Press. He is currently working on projects that include a masterplan for 250 homes, the reinvention of a business park and a mixed use development in London’s Shoreditch. Sam Jacob is Professor of Architecture at

marcelyn gow Marcelyn Gow (Los Angeles, US) is principal of servo los angeles. Her practice focuses on the development of architectural environments integrating synthetic ecol16

the University of Illinois at Chicago, visiting Professor at Yale School of Architecture and Director of Night School at the Architectural Association (AA) in London.

of several articles and books on matters of architectural and urban theory, he participated to various editions of the Milano Triennale and of the Venice Biennale of Architecture, where he was the curator of the Italian Pavilion in 2014. He was the president of the Jury of the Mies van der Rohe Award 2015. Together with his studio CZA he has designed and realized numerous buildings, public spaces, master plans, many of which deserved mentions and first prizes in international awards. Major urban design works include the renovation of the Junghans factory site in Venice, that of the Alfa Romeo factory area in Milano and the Keski Pasila master plan in Helsinki.

charles waldheim Charles Waldheim is a Canadian-American architect, urbanist, and educator. Waldheim’s research examines the relations between landscape, ecology, and contemporary urbanism. He is author, editor, or co-editor of numerous books on these subjects, and his writing has been published and translated internationally. Waldheim is John E. Irving Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. He has lectured internationally and has taught at Rice University, University of Toronto, University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Michigan. Waldheim is recipient of the Rome Prize Fellowship from the American Academy in Rome; the Visiting Scholar Research Fellowship at the Study Centre of the Canadian Centre for Architecture; the Cullinan Chair at Rice University, and the Sanders Fellowship at the University of Michigan. cino zucchi Cino Zucchi (Milan, IT) has earned degrees in Architectural Design at MIT and at the Politecnico di Milano, where he is currently Chair Professor. He has taught in many international design workshops and has been a John T. Dunlop Visiting Professor at the GSD of Harvard University. Author

Sessions held in English, hosted by: per franson Lecturer, KTH School of Architecture 17


IÑAQUI CARNICERO Active in both the academic field and a professional practice, Iñaqui Carnicero (Madrid, ES, & New York City, US) has been an Associate Professor of design at the School of Architecture, Polytechnic University of Madrid for 13 years, the Genser Visiting Critic at Cornell University in 2012 and currently a Visiting Assistant Professor. His work has been recognised with the Design Vanguard Award 2011, Hauser Award 2012, FAD Architecture and public opinion award 2012, AIA New York Housing awards 2015, Honorable Mention in Luigi Cosenza 2002, Emerging Architecture Awards, the Barbara Capuchin award 2014, and shortlisted in the BSI awards 2010. Carnicero is the director of Symmetries, an architecture platform that relates roman and contemporary strategies in the city. His Ph.D. dissertation focuses on Louis Kahn and Robert Venturi’s discoveries and connections with Rome.

without a security pass within privately funded developments – and most recently exploring the museum as a shared public space at the V&A. muf also has worked on Urban Strategies With the cities of Pittsburgh, cologne and Gothenburg. Projects range from urban design schemes to small-scale temporary interventions via landscapes and buildings – a continual dialogue between detail and strategy. muf were the authors of the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2010. Liza has taught at Yale and the AA, and is currently external examiner at the Royal College of Art and contributes to the new MA and Dip Arch at Central St Martins. andrea simitch Andrea Simitch (Ithaca, US) is an Associate Professor with tenure at Cornell University where she served as the Director of the Bachelor of Architecture program from 2011 through 2014. She was also Associate Dean of the College of Architecture Art and Planning from 2002-03 and as Director of Undergraduate Studies from 2007-08. She has taught extensively for Cornell in numerous international venues that include Europe, Central and South America and she has served as Visiting Professor at numerous institutions that include The University of Toronto, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, The University of Minnesota and Tunghai University in Taiwan and as guest critic at architectural institutions worldwide. She teaches courses in architectural design, architectural representation and

liza fior Liza Fior (London, UK) was born in London where she continues to practice as founding partner of muf architecture/art. muf adds unsolicited research to every project to expand incomplete briefs. The work of the practice negotiates between the built and social fabric, public and private in projects that have mainly been focused in East London but not exclusively so. muf contributions to making public spaces, and making spaces public, include the interactive galleries of the Science Museum – working hard on where you can tread 18

furniture design and works by her students have been exhibited at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York. She is a partner with Val Warke in a collaborative architectural practice and recent works include residential and commercial projects in North America and in China, and competitions for the Arbedo Castione School in the Ticino, the Serbian Center for Science, and the Benetton Competition ‘Designing in Teheran’. Her seminal book on architectural education, coauthored with Val Warke, and entitled The Language of Architecture, 26 Principles Every Architect Should Know was published by Rockport Press in 2014.

contributor to BBC World and BBC Radio 3 arts programmes in the UK. In 2004, she made the successful transition from academic to novelist with the publication of her first novel, Sundowners (Orion 2004), a UK-Guardian top forty best-seller, and has since then followed with eight further best-sellers, which have been translated in fifteen languages. takaharu tezuka Takaharu Tezuka (Tokyo, JP) and his wife, Yui Tezuka, established Tezuka Architects in Tokyo in 1994. They have gone on to receive numerous awards such as Good Design Gold Prize (1997, 2013), Design for Asia Grand Award (2007), and the Best of All, OECD/CELE 4th Compendium of Exemplary Educational Facilities (2011) to name a few. Their work has also been showcased at international exhibits including the 2004 Venice Biennale of Architecture and 2013 Carnegie International, and their recognition for Fuji Kindergarten recently led Takaharu to be a featured TED speaker. Together, they have completed over 100 built works ranging from small homes to large civic projects. Regardless of scale, their architecture goes beyond their keen understanding of material, structure, and space to emphasize a specific relationship between people and their environment.

lesley lokko Lesley Lokko (Johannesburg, ZA) is an architect, academic and the author of nine best-selling novels. She is currently Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Lokko studied at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London and gained her PhD in 2007 from the University of London. She has taught at schools of architecture in the US, the UK and South Africa. She is the editor of White Papers, Black Marks: Race, Culture, Architecture (University of Minnesota Press, 2000) and over the past decade, has been an on-going contributor to discourses around identity, race, African urbanism and the speculative nature of African architectural space and practice. She is a regular juror at international competitions and symposia, and is a long-term

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PRESENTATIONS in jury group 1:


External jury: CECILIE ANDERSSON dagur eggertsson helka-liisa hentilä mia hägg lars raattamaa johannes tovatt

Josefina petrycer & jesper léven: Learning from Finnish food culture – How to translate Finnishness into architecture? How do one translate and represent a country culture through architecture? Can we as architects find a way to interpret Finnish food culture into a new type of representative architecture? Something that captures the everyday life of the Finnish people. By experiencing and discovering the country’s food culture and its’ architecture our experiences of Finnishness is presented in a book and a proposal for a Finnish bar and restaurant in Stockholm.

Studio 6, supervised by Leif Brodersen Teres Selberg Courtyard Lab (CL), Tue June 2, 9.00 22

karolina mellberg: Mellanrum – förtätning av närförort, Stockholm The project deals with current questions on how to densify the suburbs of Stockholm. These areas have another relation between housing and public space, rather than the typical city block structure. The specific sight is Nytorps Gärde, a park area located between the southern suburbs Hammarbyhöjden, Björkhagen and Kärrtorp. My aim has been to investigate what happens in the landscape, how new structures connect to the existing environment and qualities and what spaces are created in between.

Studio 6, supervised by Leif Brodersen Teres Selberg Courtyard Lab (CL), Tue June 2, 10.10


oskar kalmér: LIVING IN A SKETCH – A FULL SCALE PROJECT All buildings are predictions. All predictions are wrong. Stewart Brand

I have spent most of my waking hours and some of the nights of the spring semester in a wooden box in my yard, built and rebuilt its interior and tried to make it better. By constantly changing my surroundings and then letting my body evaluate the space, I have been looking for an intuitive and evolutionary way to understand and create architecture.

Studio 2, supervised by TOR LINDSTRAND ANDERS WILHELMSON Courtyard Lab (CL), Tue June 2, 11.05


linnéa zickerman: Vetenskapen – A Glacier Research Center In the beginning of the 20th century the glaciers in the world got smaller. Scientists couldn’t explain why but tried to find a connection between climate change and melting glaciers. One of them, V. Schytt, made a ski journey between Abisko and Kebnekaise to find the most suitable glacier in Sweden for measuring mass balance. He faced the windy, rough but beautiful valley “Tarfaladalen”. He viewed over ”Storglaciaciaren” and realized that this site is optimal for a glacier research center.

Studio 4, supervised by Charlie Gullström Hughes Ori Merom Studio E501, Tue June 2, 13.20


joel olsg채rde: WHAT MAKES THE HOUSE? The project examines the question how I as a newly graduated architect can take on more roles then as the role as a consultant. How would then these roles effect and provide a project that would be possible to realize? The result is a summerhouse in northen archipelago of Stockholm, designed by the architect student, through the eyes of the builder, the architect, the broker and the branding consulten.

Studio 1, supervised by Anders Berensson Ebba Hallin Johan Paju Red Tent (RT), Tue June 2, 14.15


simon estié: summerhouse on gräsö – from 0 to 100 The role of the architect has been marginalized during the last century. From artistic project manager and the client’s right hand to just another consultant. We have a better view of the project than all other involved, and yet we have moved away from the building site to our drawing boards and are seen more and more rarely the later in the process we get. It is of course natural as we are planners, not builders, but as we are the ones creating most value in each project it is problematic when we are not there to see our ideas being realized. How can we as architects take a bigger part in the building process? What is a summerhouse? And how do you build when there is no road?

Studio 1, supervised by Anders Berensson Ebba Hallin Johan Paju Red Tent (RT), Tue June 2, 15.25

GABRIELLA KARLÉN: GROTTAN – rum för fantasi, lek och lärande Many of the day care centers of today have a very practical and rational design. My project began with the desire to let the environment in day cares be a bit more like kids in general, a bit more playful and exciting. The aim has been to investigate what would happen if the parameters in designing a new day care were based on fantasy and kids aspiration to explore.

Studio 6, supervised by Leif Brodersen Teres Selberg Red Tent (RT), Tue June 2, 16.20


JOHAN FRANSSON & OLIVIA NORLIN: Framtida / Modern / Ny / Samtida Svensk bostad – using history to create contemporary dwellings A study concerning the history of Swedish dwellings and typologies, 13000 B.C. – 1930 A.D., divided into four different eras. The first part of the project included reading literature, foremost by the architect Erik Lundberg and the ethnologist Sigurd Erixon, together with a diagrammatic analysis of examples of buildings representative of each era. The project resulted in the design of four modern single-family houses, each based on one of the four eras in the Swedish history.

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PETTER JYSKY: 40 MINUTER SÖDER OM STOCKHOLM Ostlänken, a fast track railway from Linköping to Stockholm is planned to boost the economic and cultural growth in the Mälardalen region. Nyköping is situated right in between the end destinations on the route (40 min to each). In this thesis project I propose a new train and bus station together with a defiant extra function. A question I’ve been trying to investigate in this project is: for whom do we design when a new station building or bus terminal is being planned?

Studio 1, supervised by Anders Berensson Ebba Hallin Johan Paju Red Tent (RT), Wed June 3, 10.10


TOVE JENSEN: TIPP-TOPP-TRAPP – EN DELAD SAMLING In the middle of the 20th century Stockholm changed. Parts of the city centre were replaced with office buildings and road systems and the subway as well as new suburbs were constructed. Rubble was transported to different sites in the outskirts of Stockholm and huge heights were sculptured as recreational areas. A past that is now falling into oblivion. This project aims to uncover the heights’ connection to each other and at the same time enhance their function as recreational areas.

Studio 6, supervised by Leif Brodersen Teres Selberg Red Tent (RT), Wed June 3, 11.05


JENNY RYDERSTEDT: Inre Hamnen Norra – to keep the character with a new function Norrköping is a city with a strong history. Most prominent is its heyday as an industrial city. When one of the city’s most attractive areas become available through the relocation of the inner harbour, I see my opportunity to deepen the character. Inre Hamnen Norra, the Northern Inner harbour, will be a partly newly built neighbourhood related to the inner city but with a penetrating character of the former harbour. Traces of the past industrial activity will be visible in both the buildings and the street rooms.

Studio 6, supervised by Leif Brodersen Teres Selberg Upper Atelier (UA), Wed June 3, 13.20


YLVA FAGRAEUS LUNDSTRÖM: Vision för aktivering av Skövde resecentrum Since the railway was constructed through Skövde in the 1850s, it has served as both barrier and catalyst for growth and overall development. Today, the sparse area surrounding the station faces large-scale develop- ment in terms of office buildings and parking garages, thus reinforcing the barrier through the city. With social sustainability and public life as starting point, the project suggests an alternative scenario by identifying and injecting the city’s inherent qualities into the area.

Studio 6, supervised by Leif Brodersen Teres Selberg Upper Atelier (UA), Wed June 3, 14.15


KLARA JUNVIK: A cold water bathhouse in Vättern Vättern is a cold and deep lake, known for its unusually clear water. To swim in Vättern is an experience unlike any other. The city of Jönköping is located in the coastline of the southern parts of Vättern. The city is proud of its main natural resource. However, in many ways the city and the lake are disconnected. This project is an investigation of how a cold water bathhouse can participate in the process of bridging the city and the lake closer together.

Studio 2, supervised by TOR LINDSTRAND ANDERS WILHELMSON Room A1, Wed June 3, 15.25


ANNIE FLODSTRÖM & KAROLINA SUNDell: ÅTERANVÄNDNING AV KYRKORUM Churches have been a central meeting place during centuries. Today, many churches are unused due to economic issues and decreased amounts of members. This project examines how these valuable buildings can be used in different ways to create new and reprogrammed meeting places. Our investigation is based on three relevant examples in three different contexts to highlight the variety of demands, challenges and opportunities of this heritage.

Studio 6, supervised by Leif Brodersen Teres Selberg Courtyard Lab (CL), Thu June 4, 9.00 35

MAJA MOROTA: TURNING JAPANESE – Learning from Japanese architecture, homes and culture What can one learn from another culture and it’s way of living, thinking and building? With a broad and personal research method have I been searching for a knowledge and an understanding for what Japanese architecture is and how it reflects the society. The result became a small book where I have compiled my observations, investigations, sketches, drawings, photographs and personal reflections.

Studio 6, supervised by Leif Brodersen Teres Selberg Red Tent (RT), Thu June 4, 10.10


VICTOR INGMO: SQUARE ROYAL What could a cultural centre be for a city like Eskilstuna? I asked myself this question at the beginning of this project, not knowing where it could lead. By analysing and questioning the initial assignment from my customer and expand my role as an architect, I’ve tried to see the assignment in a bigger picture, identifying some key-problems in the city plan and finally focusing on the site where the cultural centre is located.

Studio 1, supervised by Anders Berensson Ebba Hallin Johan Paju Red Tent (RT), Thu June 4, 11.05


PERNILLA LÖNNBORG: Weathering Buildings are constantly changing. The surrounding environment partly causes a breakdown through weathering. Materials that breaks down. We know that a building won’t stand forever so what happens if we turn the decomposition to an asset? The process of nature gives us perspective of time. Seasons that follows each other. Rocks that erodes and forms. How can we enhance the experience of time through a building that allows integrating with the surrounding environment and being in constant change?

Studio 5, supervised by Ulrika Karlsson Einar Rodhe Studio E501, Thu June 4, 13.20


SARA LUNDMARK: The Wooden Workshop Tectonics, materiality and space are fundamentals within the realm of architecture. This project aims to incorporate these fundaments within the pragmatic program of a wood workshop, a public building in an urban growth context for everyone to use. The notion of making and the associative translation of the carpenter’s workbench are key aspects in the project as well as light, workflow and the relation between thehuman hand and the wood working tools.

Studio 5, supervised by Ulrika Karlsson Einar Rodhe Studio E501, Thu June 4, 14.15


SAMUEL LILJETHÖRN: PUBLIC BATH – THE INDUSTRIAL LANDSCAPE IN NORRKÖPING The industrial landscape is an area situated in Norrköping, along the river Motala ström. The public bath is located in this area, on an existing water power plant on the northern slope of the river. The aim of the bath is to show how a new building adjusts and relates to the site specific and historical context, and together with the original building meets the new demands and functions, while adding a new layer of time, and thereby create an interesting architectural entirety.

Studio 3, supervised by ALEXIS PONTVIK PÅL RÖJGÅRD HARRYAN Room A4, Thu June 4, 15.25


ERIK LINDBERG: 1:2:3:4 Magnitudes are said to be proportionals when the first has the same ratio to the second that the third has to the fourth; and the third to the fourth the same ratio which the fifth has to the sixth; and so on, whatever be their number. Euclid, The Elements

Upper Atelier (UA), Thu June 4, 16.20

Studio 7, supervised by Elizabeth Hatz


ELSA JANNBORG: In Search of a Room of Their Own Ungdomens Hus is a youth centre in Fittja for people between the ages of 15 to 22. The ability for girls to occupy this room tends to be reduced to three hours a week. During these hours the room becomes a space for them alone: A room of their own. This thesis is a book about my meetings with the girls who I met every Girls Night since February, written with help from Woolf and Proust. It has the aim to empower the girls, and to raise the question about women’s ability to take space.

Studio 2, supervised by Hélène Frichot Tor Lindstrand Anders Wilhelmson Room A1, Fri June 5, 9.15


MARIA WESTERBERG: ANIMAL CARE AND ADOPTION SHELTER IN HĂ„GERSTALUND This project is based on a real problem and needs for the client Hundstallet in Stockholm. The establishment of animal welfare police in Stockholm in 2011, has led to an increased number cared for animals. Which begun to lead to lack of facilities that receive animals. It will require a larger facility in the future to fill the needs. The project aims to provide design for the abandoned stray dogs and cats from mostly the Stockholm region. What is the most suitable place for this project? How can the building be affordable without compromising design and function? How to improve the shelter environment and its physical and psychological effects on dogs and cats and its surroundings? Room A1, Fri June 5, 10.10

Studio 2, supervised by Anders Wilhelmson


RAGNAR PERSSON SKARE: ARCHITECTURE + PHOTOGRAPHY The project is an investigation in how architecture and photography are connected. What is lost in the transition from space to image, and what can be found? Using Kulturhuset in Stockholm as a point of departure, as well as the technique of the Camera Obscura, the properties of the photograph are analysed and tested in full scale as an installation during the Diploma Days.

Courtyard Lab (CL), Fri June 5, 11.05

Studio 8, supervised by Sara Grahn Rumi Kubokawa Max Zinnecker 44

JONAS ERIKSSON: The Culture Workshop A growing number of cultural projects has been a trend that we have seen in many cities around Sweden over the past years. In Ă–stersund, an intense debate has been going on about the role of culture in the city. This project addresses questions about how we build for culture today, and how the needs of the local cultural scene can be met, by formulating a new alternative cultural institution as a response to the municipal plans for a concert hall.

Studio 2, supervised by Tor Lindstrand Anders Wilhelmson Cortyard Lab (CL), Fri June 5, 13.20


PRESENTATIONS in jury group 2:


External jury: manuelle gautrand marcelyn gow sam jacob charles waldheim cino zucchi

LUCIANO PEIRONE UDRIOT: Stockholm Roofscape Revisited History and the identity we derive is a construct. The historicistic and eclectic architectural styles of the 19th century city are perfect examples of that. This project suggests a possible continuation. The project speculates on a possible architecture for a vertical continuation of the 19th century city through a lenguage that engages in critical dialogue with the existing cityscape, drawing from it´s characteristics while projecting into the future. Fictional imagery pertaining to the world of comics and film have been used as to inform and inspire the speculations.

Studio E501, Tue June 2, 9.15

Studio 5, supervised by ulrika karlsson einar rodhe 48

RAFFER QUIAN: Painterly Matrix – Culture complex in Shenyang China The thesis is an exploration of translating painterly qualities into architecture. Through the medium of film, the paintings are set in motion to play up 3-dimentional spaces which are tested for architectural possibilities. The outcomes from series of experiments are building up design pallets of various logics and architectural qualities that are developed into design strategies and esthetic language to forge a unique identity for the new culture center.

Studio E501, Tue June 2, 10.10

Studio 5, supervised by ulrika karlsson einar rodhe 49

Dženis Džihić: UNFOLDED RELIEF This project deals with architecture for people in need. Explicitly, it addresses the issue of groups of people being in immediate need of medical attention due to unpredictable or outdrawn events. The same events are restricting their mobility and as a consequence, a complex medical a logistical issue is created where the logic is reversed. Instead of transporting the casualties to facilities for treatment – the medical facilities and their staff have to be transported to the affected site.

Studio 4, supervised by Charlie Gullström Hughes Ori Merom Studio E501, June 2, 11.05


AXEL ZEDELL: MYCELIUM CONNECTION We are destroying this planet. We used to be a part of nature, now we have become a force of nature. The impact we have done is so great that it has now reach a point of no return, the damage is irreversible. Fungi are equipped with a unique set of properties; it does not require sunlight to live and is the planet’s premier decomposer, it’s the interface organism between life and death. I argue that fungi will be powerful ally to face the upcoming eco disaster we are facing.

Former Acoustics Lab (AL), June 2, 13.20

Studio 4, supervised by Charlie Gullström Hughes Ori Merom 51

ALESSANDRO COMOLI: REPURPOSING ABANDONED SPORT VENUES – FERENC PUSKAS, THE PEOPLE’S STADIUM People do not often think of what happens to the new venues built specifically for the World Cup or the Olympics. In a lot of cases the stadiums and infrastructures are not utilized afterwards because the activity they were designed for is not popular and not practiced in the area where they are built at. As, a result, a wide chunk of these structures end up abandoned after the end of the events influencing also their nearby areas. One of these cases is the Ferenc Puskas stadium in Budapest, built for the Olympic Games which were stopped because of WWI. By applying new stadiums concepts and technology the new arena wants to reactivate the abandoned area and be active 24/7 by having a mixture of sports activities, private and public spaces withih its old, already existing structure. Studio 6, supervised by leif brodersen teres selberg Upper Atelier (UA), Tue June 2, 14.15


OLOF JONDELIUS: MYCELIUM BUILDING Planet Earth as a habitable place for humans is in serious danger as a result of our own activity. We need to explore new non-harmful ways of developing society. This project is mainly a practical and partly a theoretical exploration of what possibilities mycelium can offer to make our way of building more environmentally friendly. Upper Atelier (UA), Tue June 2, 15.25

Studio 6, supervised by Anders Berensson Leif Brodersen Teres Selberg 53

MIKAELA SAMUELSSON: Jordbro culture house Jordbromalmskolan was shut down despite protests from the citizens. It was going to give place for housing in an attempt to save a dying commercial centre, but it was occupied by cultural workers who managed to convince the municipality to keep the building as a culture house. This project addresses culture as an engine for public life by adapting a building to a new program, revealing existing qualities and adding new architectural layers.

Studio 2, supervised by Tor Lindstrand Anders Wilhelmson Courtyard Lab (CL), Tue June 2, 16.20


BIRKIR INGIBJARTSSON: Projective Urban Fragments When the relation of a fragment and its history is reversed you get projective fragments. The fragment is the starting point and what it belongs to has yet to be created. In an attempt to trigger a growth in urban culture within the citizens of ReykjavĂ­k I propose a series of PUFs. By packing each PUF in form and program with an imbedded urban history each fragment attempts to stir-up the stagnated urban program and to create excitement and speculation for further urban development.

Studio 7, supervised by Elizabeth Hatz Peter Carroll Peter Lynch Carl Wärn 55 Upper Atelier (UA), Wed June 3, 9.15

FRIDA KÖRBERG TURHAGEN: Civic hall and Bus station in Östersund In the city centre of Östersund there is one existing bus terminal station where the buses arrive with people from the entire region. But the topography of the terminal area is dividing the regional buses that arrives on the upper level from the city buses that stops at the lower level. This thesis project is a proposal of how one could strenghten the junction between these two flows of people and how a new architecture have enabled the encounter between countryside and the urban city.

Studio 7, supervised by Elizabeth Hatz Peter Carroll Peter Lynch Carl Wärn Upper Atelier (UA), Wed June 3, 10.10


MAX LINDGREN: Stortorg* Public space is back in fashion. Streets and squares are being remodeled after the idea of a livingroom, to attract commercial activity and promote competing cities. Compliance is demanded, unhappiness is treason. This project is an architectural reflection on the intrinsic politics of public space, revolving around the history, present and future of Stortorget in Katrineholm. It employs Adorno’s notion of mimetic critique and Freud’s idea of the uncanny to both disrupt and acknowledge the familiar and reintroduce qualities of the current architectural other: the useless, the quotidian, the demanding. * ’Stortorg’ translates as ’grand square’, but escapes its monumental connotations. It suggests a vastness that is extraordinary in relation to the contextual norm, filtered through a subjective sense of awe; an urban space that exceeds what is fully graspable.

Studio 7, supervised by Elizabeth Hatz Peter Carroll Peter Lynch Carl Wärn 57 Upper Atelier (UA), Wed June 3, 11.05

ANDREA SUNDELIN: The Sail Loft The project investigates translations of vernacular textile technics in the craft of sailmaking to ornamental imprints embedded in a building, a sailmaking loft in the town of Simrishamn in the southern part of Sweden. The seam, the fold and the weave interpreted and transformed in material and with digital tools as the cnc-mill become new layers in the otherwise pragmatic world of a functional workshop.

Studio 5, supervised by ulrika karlsson einar rodhe Room A3, Wed June 3, 13.20


ARON FIDJELAND: THE DESCENDANTS OF ANCESTORS The thesis project the Descendants of Ancestors explores the eccentric and strangely figurative qualities of Claude Nicolas Ledoux’s (1736-1806) architectural oeuvre. The project focuses on Ledoux’s engravings and through careful reading (and careless mis-reading), transforms them into architectural characters. I regard these characters as Descendants of Ledoux, belonging to the same bloodline but unmistakably shaped by their conception in contemporary times. Room G504 (next to UA), Wed June 3, 14.15

Studio 5, supervised by ulrika karlsson einar rodhe 59

HENRIK WALLIN: From exterior to interior – A contextual translation of spatial qualities This project looks at spatial qualities in shifting directionalities and rhythm of space and movement recognized in a harbor area in Mariehamn, Åland. The program is a Handicraft Design Centre. The area is of small scale with focus on boat building and restoration as well as handicraft and museums. The many in-between spaces, constant shifts in directions and little if any thresholds between public and private have inspired a take on how space can be arranged differently even within a building.

Studio 5, supervised by ulrika karlsson einar rodhe Room A3, Wed June 3, 15.25


FILIP DANS: Architecture and Mobility – Insert Catchy Title Here This project is a reaction towards the static nature of the built world, and seeks to empower the end-user in the housing market by developing a highly customizable non-load bearing prefabricated panel system that allows for people to design, build, own, change and move their own apartments. It then explores the potential for it to resolve the current housing situation – both as new construction and through parasitic means (parking garages, industrial buildings, renovation) – and the dynamics of user-defined living within society as a whole. Red Tent (RT), Thu June 4, 9.15

Studio 1, supervised by Anders Berensson Ebba Hallin Johan Paju 61

ERIK INGVERT: Wearing Architecture Wearing Architecture is my search of the real potential in combining architecture with clothes design. In a world where our mobility is constantly increasing, this spatial investigation looks for ways to carry your personal space with you, on you. The project consists of making and analyzing 16 full-scale prototypes, where I’ve tested different approaches in applying architectural concepts on pieces of clothing. Welcome inside your dress!

Studio 2, supervised by Tor Lindstrand Anders Wilhelmson Former Acoustics Lab (AL), June 4, 10.10 62

alexander hammarstrand: Disiphering the inherent Explores how an architectural vocabulary between the usage and relationship between wood, concrete, the casted and its formwork can be developed as a response to a research in between the entities. The Project emphasizes the potential composite possibilities and intercommunion, an intercommunion that focuses on a site and context specific relationship that generates space. The architectural response to the research is manifested on the site of a former 19th century water-powered sawmill in Southern Norrland, where material refinement and the sites heritage have been investigated in the intervention of a small scale bathhouse. How can an architectural vocabulary between the usage and relationship between wood, concrete, the casted and its formwork be developed as a response to a research in between the entities? Studio 5, supervised by ulrika karlsson einar rodhe

Room A3, June 4, 11.05


TOMAS ODELBO: ADAPTIVE REUSE – A CASE STUDY IN ULVSUNDA Ulvsunda is a former industrial area in Stockholm facing a politically very uncertain future. The intention of the project to explore what developing it under these very circumstances would imply. How do you design for uncertain futures? For time-limited use? The response I propose are buildings general in their interior structure and at the same time very specific in their urban expression. Individual spaces are auctioned out repetitively over time according to a concept called ‘Solids’.

Studio 8, supervised by Sara Grahn Rumi Kubokawa Max Zinnecker Red Tent (RT), June 4, 13.20


BJĂ–RN JOHANSSON: NEW HAGALUND The industrial area of Hagalund is facing an uncertain future. The new subway line to Solna and the high demands of housing developments in the region will most likely force the industries to move. But pushing the industries out from the city will segregate it and cause an increased need of transportation. This project investigates if there can be an alternative development where the industries are able to stay. Can this separated industrial area become an integral part of the city?

Studio 8, supervised by Sara Grahn Rumi Kubokawa Max Zinnecker Red Tent (RT), Thu June 4, 14.15


KLARA Ă–STLUND: THE TREE HOUSE PROJECT To be truly rooted in my final degree project, I decided to go back to something that fascinated me as a child. To live among the trees. I remember trees standing out as individuals, as landmarks, and as architecture. Cultures all around the world displays importance in their relationships to trees, be it a source for shelter, food, symbolic references or playing as a child. This project explores the actual building process, with constructing something in a living tree. It turns into both a physical and mental challange. The final result will be presented during the diploma week.

Studio 1, supervised by Anders Berensson Ebba Hallin Johan Paju Red Tent (RT), Thu June 4, 15.25 66

ADILS RUNKVIST: Micromobile I have designed and built a small home for myself that is movable by a bicycle. The structure is thought to fit in different places such as in a park, on a street or in the nature. I have been living in the structure for a short period of time, trying it out in different places around Stockholm. I want to understand the consequences of living minimal, to get the whole experience from an idea to the final result. What are the the ingredients of a home today beyond the absolute need of protection?

Studio 1, supervised by Anders Berensson Ebba Hallin Johan Paju Red Tent (RT), Thu June 4, 16.20


ROBIN LEE: Bridging Gaps The surroundings of our cities highways are are a stain on the urban fabric. Creating borders, noise and pollution. They are, however a crucial part of today’s’ society and probably will be for at least a couple of centuries to come. The project addresses that issue. With ever growing land value and growing demand for dwellings projects like these will become more and more viable. Covering highway might also have long term positive effects that can be hard to quantify, such as general health benefits and returning wildlife.

Studio 6, supervised by Leif Brodersen Teres Selberg Upper Atelier, Fri June 5, 9.15 68

Stavros Chrysovergis: Rethink Crisis – Rehousing Democracy in Athens Almost 40.000 Greeks are homeless due to the economic crisis. This project reflects on how architecture can lead to a more humane society using democratic methods and urban strengths. It explores how the State and the Private Sector can collaborate in order to gradually transform an abandoned building into qualitative housing and socialization space for hundreds of homeless people. This could finally lead to the revitalization of the decaying Athenian environment through a number of stages.

Studio 6, supervised by Leif Brodersen Teres Selberg Red Tent (RT), Fri June 5, 10.10


LOVE LILJEQVIST: How can a process that form the site also form architecture? So how can we design for a landscape that have been sculptured/shaped by a process, in time, mass and pressure. During the last Ice Age when the ice covered most of northern Europe. Sweden was completely under kilometer thick ice and snow which melted in to water and covered the land, this help to shape the landscape as we know it now. The impact that the ice made in the land is apparent in many areas in how the landscape is shaped, especially in the region of mass (mountains). Studio E501, Fri June 5, 11.05

Studio 5, supervised by ulrika karlsson einar rodhe 70

JOHAN NORDSTEDT: Patterns, colour and a covered market How is seemingly two dimensional patterns on an ornamental scale transferred to the third dimension and the scale of buildings? Patterns might sometimes be intended by the architect or unconsciously created either by the architect or the observer. Not in this case. Here everything is driven by pattern logics, but also a desire to cover up the patterns and make them harder to read. This is partly done through the use of colour and partly in the way the symmetry might be misleading. What looks like a cube in a pattern might be something totally different in a building. The blueprint does not always tell the truth, especially not when it is derived from patterns and coloured like candy. Studio 5, supervised by ulrika karlsson einar rodhe veronica skeppe Studio E501, Fri June 5, 13.20 71

PRESENTATIONS in jury group 3:


External jury: IÑAQUI CARNICERO liza fior lesley lokko andrea simitch takaharu tezuka

HENRIK SAGEN: Collecting Characters The ethymological origin of the word character suggests that it is something that comes with time. It derives from the ancient greek word χαρακτήρ – what is engraved. This semester I have been collecting characters that somehow relates to building, a collection that also acted as starting point for the drawing on a new town hall in Katrineholm. The ambition was to make this diverse selection of characters come together in one building, expressing the same civic voice.

Studio 7, supervised by Elizabeth Hatz Carl Wärn​ Upper Atelier (UA), Tue June 2, 9.15


ALBA SOLIS: House for Humanists in Iceland The project is a building for Siรฐmennt, Center of Humanism and Ethics in Iceland. The organisation participates in political discussion emphasising human rights and performs weddings, naming ceremonies and funerals. All of the ceremonies taking place in the building are about transition from one condition into another. The building allows for both celebration and grief. Functions are placed with distance between them, emphasising transitional spaces which allows for pause and reflection.

Studio 7, supervised by Elizabeth Hatz Upper Atelier (UA), Tue June 2, 10.10 75

CHEN ZHENQUIANG: The City Hall of Katrineholm – Rooms as intervention Katrineholm is a locality and the seat of Katrineholm Municipality, SÜdermanland County, Sweden, which used to have a strong industrial sector, with several multinational corporations, but in the 1990s some of these companies reduced their workforce in Katrineholm. Today, many residents work elsewhere, as the train connection between Katrineholm and other major cities is fast and comfortable. The main characteristic Katrineholm is Provinciality. It is in a condition that is between one historical identity and another identity. This is a good opportunity for Katrineholm to build a new City Hall, forming a new identity for the city. In the process of designing the City Hall, I hope to use rooms as intervention to create both the indoor and outdoor rooms for the citizen and authorities. With these public rooms, the city hall of Katrineholm can be a collection of different characters of rooms, and provide a gathering space for the citizens. Studio 7, supervised by Elizabeth Hatz Peter lynch Carl Wärn Upper Atelier, Tue June 2, 11.05


MAJA WESTMAN: Small Gestures – The importance of details in architecture This project aims to explore the importance of small gestures in architecture. Whether its a technical detail, a choice of material or a lighting fixture, they all influence how we experience a room. How will these design decisions influence the people inhabiting the space? To make the right decisions, it’s important to understand how and why certain elements influence the experience. What difference does a minor change in material, disposition or door handle do to the room as a whole? No matter the scale of the project, it’s the detailing and the sensibility that speaks to the human.

Studio 7, supervised by Elizabeth Hatz Peter Carroll Peter Lynch Carl Wärn 77 Upper Atelier, Tue Jun2, 13.20

HENNI RUOHONEN: TRANSLATING ORIGAMI – an investigation of the relationship between origami tessellations and architecture What is the architectural potential and restrictions of repetitive folding? The aim of this thesis is to thoroughly analyse the tectonics of origami tessellations, to classify their properties into typologies, to reflect their qualities into architecture and finally, to implement the results from the investigation as folded architectural proposals.

Photo Lab (PL) Tue June 2, 14.15

Studio 3, supervised by Alexis Pontvik Pål Röjgård Harryan 78

KRISTIN KARLSSON: SEVEN SEASONS – ESCAPE TO THE WORKSPACE OF LANDSCAPE Work situations with deadline-driven projects fade the border between work and leisure time, leading to lack of focus and shorter attention spans. We bring work home and home to work. This project bring work to nature. A unique landscape offers views of mountains on the background of northern lights, water reflecting midnight sun and trees deep embedded in snow. A nature that provides pause and inspiration, offers calmness for focus and through this, allows for efficiency and creativity in work. x Studio E501, Tue June 2, 15.25

Studio 4, supervised by Charlie GullstrĂśm Hughes Ori Merom 79

ALEXANDRA PARIS: Resurrecting Södra Station – An interpretation of an urban project given by the city of Örebro During the 1960’s, the urban infrastructure prioritized the car. Now conditions have changed, and the city has a more sustainable view of the urban planning. How can the site be reconditioned for the current and future needs, where 35 percent of the population use their bike as a primary vehicle? The project is a search for a functional and vibrant Södra Station.

Studio 4, supervised by Charlie Gullström Hughes Ori Merom Studio E501, Tue June 2, 16.20 80

BJร–RN LILJEQVIST: SOMETHING FOR ART AND ARCHITECTURE An institution and exhibition space for art and architecture in Stockholm, located on and underneath a schoolyard on Sรถdermalm. The building allows for the construction and display of large scale models, installations and experiments while its central location encourages spontaneous visits.

Courtyard Lab (CL), Wed June 3, 9.15

Studio 2, supervised by Tor Lindstrand Anders Wilhelmson 81

STELLA REIJO: Scan, Cut, Unfold Scan, cut, unfold suggests an active engagement in history, rather than a passive accepting of things that have been. I have zoomed in and out and cut and pasted my way through twelve shelf metres of Swedish architecture history to understand how Swedish architecture have been narrated through The Swedish Review of Architecture (Tidskriften Arkitektur) since it was founded in 1901.

Studio 2, supervised by HÉLĂˆNE FRICHOT Tor Lindstrand Anders Wilhelmson Courtyard Lab, Wed June 3, 10.10


johannes plyhm: A HOUSE IN THE SEA

w Somewhere there is a tall house standing on a sunken rock in the sea. Based on an interview with a client about what makes him excited, contemplative and happy the project explores the intersection between the fantastical and reality.

Studio 2, supervised by Tor Lindstrand Anders Wilhelmson Courtyard Lab (CL), Wed June 3, 11.05


ELIN FRIBERG: We don’t need another 4000 neighbours – a critical design strategy that values the existing Hagalund Hagalund is facing development through densification. The municipality argues that the citizen’s opinions have formed the basis of the existing proposal, but the locals disagree. Through local collaborations and personal engagement in Hagalund, I have aimed to get to know the area through its situated knowledge and designed an alternative participatory strategy to identify needs and potentials of an existing built environment and its social community as a critique of the current proposal.

Studio 2, supervised by HÉLÈNE FRICHOT Tor Lindstrand Anders Wilhelmson Room A1, Wed June 3, 13.20


CHARLOTTE FREDRIKSSON: REsILIÊNCIA DO CAFEZAL – VERTICAL PARK & COMMUNITY CENTER IN VILA DO CAFEZAL My architectural interventions are based on existing social structures as well as on local traditional building techniques of Vila Santana do Cafezal in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. My aim is to develop these structures and techniques in several sustainable ways focusing on rainwater collection, in order to strengthen the place ecologically and the community socially – both internally and towards the authorities.

Studio 8, supervised by SARA GRAHN RUMI KUBOKAWA MAX ZINNECKER Red Tent (RT), Wed June 3, 14.15


ARVID KALMARU: DISCOVERIES MADE IN DARKNESS – Extending the threshold to the Kaknäs tower The tower grows taller as we approach it from a vast and windy field. Below our feet the loud gravel changes to dry grass and then - hard stone tiles. A path leads up ahead, through a landscape of walls and levels among vertical trunks veiled by leaves. My project is a personal study of architectural interests and fears. It came from a notion that today, in western culture especially, the focus on light as being something separate and more desired than darkness may cause an adverse imbalance.

Studio 7, supervised by Elizabeth Hatz peter lynch Upper Atelier (UA), June 3, 15.25


Helga Hrönn Þorsteinsdóttir: Portrait of a factory – Rejuvenating an industrial complex By the seafront of a small town in Iceland is a cement factory that has for decades been a distinctive feature of the town. It´s operation stopped a few years ago and the complex now opens possibilities for a new development. By seeing qualities in the existing architectural elements of the factory, ideas come to light of how it can be used in a different way. An additional structure and program is introduced with a new way of experiencing the factory, connecting the town centre to the seaside.

Studio 7, supervised by Elizabeth Hatz Peter Carroll Peter Lynch Carl Wärn 87

helgahronnt@gmail®com Upper Atelier (UA), June 4, 9.15

Valný Aðalsteinsdóttir: Reconnecting Reykjavík to the sea Reykjavík is known as a windswept seaport, but for the last decades the city has developed in a different direction. Today almost half of the urban area of the city is dedicated to car infrastructure, and the connection to the sea has been lost. This project aims at reconnecting the city to the sea and to better reflect the surrounding nature. The focus is to create a coherent urban area with a pedestrian-oriented infrastructure where environmentally-friendly transportation is a priority.

Studio 6, supervised by Leif Brodersen Teres Selberg

valny.adal Upper Atelier (UA), Thu June 4, 10.10


LUKAS PETKO: – From Dameisho to Meisho Unlike in Western countries, where famous places were rather formal plazas and squares, in Japan, the lifeblood of the city – meisho – used to be linear open structures such as streets, river shores and bridges. During the transformation of Tokyo into a modern capital, the city cut many ties with the past and most of the network of meisho has disappeared. This project is about recasting meisho, searching for contaminations and new collaborations, unexpected conditions and creating new urban stitches.

Studio 3, supervised by alexis pontvik PÅL RÖJGÅRD harryan Room A4, Thu June 4, 11.05


SONJA TOMIC: The forgotten Light In 1969 the lights went out in the power station on the river Danube in Belgrade. Today the mighty building of Power and Light lays in ruin, swallowed by greenery and inhabited by creatures of the wild. Roofs fall in, glass shatters, walls crumble, but one persists – the irresistible awe this industrial giant evokes. From the moment we lay our eyes on it, its memory burns in our minds, long after the fires of its furnaces went quiet. Will the Light shine again or will it wither into darkness?

Studio 3, supervised by alexis pontvik PÅL RÖJGÅRD harryan Room A4, Thu June 4, 13.20


JERRY KOPARE: A Theatre (or 3) in Trieste An investigation of Piazza della Libertà in Trieste calls for two things: (1) redesign of its western side which used to be a garden by the sea, (2) replacement of a former bus station which is used for theatre. The new proposal has a V-shaped plan: closer to the tip it is vertical, urban, and complex, and further away it transforms into a landscaped garden. It contains three small theatres, a shared workshop, offices, and a public café.

Studio 3, supervised by alexis pontvik PÅL RÖJGÅRD harryan Room A4, Thu June 4, 14.15 91

FILIP MESKO: habits The housing crisis is commonly understood as a mere lack of supply, but the uncanny feeling evoked by flipping through the IKEA catalogue indicates that the very essence of domesticity is in crisis. In an era where life itself is inseparable from production, the house is no longer a site for refuge but the very center of production through home offices, Airbnb sublets and data mining. If we turn to the origin of the word, krisis – decision, we can recognise this as an opportunity to rid ourselves of an obsolete notion of domesticity and formulate other ways to live and struggle.

Studio 2, supervised by Tor Lindstrand Anders Wilhelmson Courtyard Lab (CL), Thu June 4, 15.25 92

JOHANNA NENANDER: The friction doctrine Through a series of eight full scale interventions, this project aims to discuss conflicts and power relations manifested in spatial distribution, within the physical public space of Stockholm. Testing, analyzing, participating and debating are combined into 1:1 experiments, which invite and include the responses from the public. The projects studies different sites, conflicts and means of communication in order to test the range and potential of the method.

Photo Lab, Thu June 4, 16.20

Studio 2, supervised by HÉLĂˆNE FRICHOT Tor Lindstrand Anders Wilhelmson 93

tove grönroos: THE CITY IS A THEATRE – POSSIBLE OPENINGS IN CITY PLANNING As the industries leave, vacant plots appear in the area of Norra Sorgenfri, Malmö. Culture is supposed to be a driving force for development of the area, but is by the city reduced to a commodity to attract investors, rather than as ways of living, of acting out different rituals and relationships. The project investigates how openings, appearing between the old and new, could be used to meet the demands for a socially sustainable city using conflict as a tool for sustainable city planning.

Studio 1, supervised by Anders Berensson Ebba Hallin Johan Paju Red Tent (RT), Fri June 5, 9.15 94

rasmus siimes: ANOTHER STORY, ANOTHER IMAGE I used to deliver mail to this place. Being a postman, this apartment, and the building in which it resided, really confused me. On every second floor; long corridors lined with front doors on both sides. On the intermediate floors there were.... nothing.

This is a project about images and the image of some of the most significant elements of our modern housing history; late modernism, the Million Programme, public housing and the suburb.

Studio 2, supervised by Tor Lindstrand Anders Wilhelmson Corridor A2, Fri June 5, 10.10


mandus lundmark: BEING WITH WATER – FACING THE RISING SEA LEVEL This project is about water where an investigation of its properties, its history and forthcoming meaning has changed the original intention to design a kayak club into being about the rising sea. The county board in Stockholm has given three options on how to tackle the problem; do nothing, raise Mälaren and build barriers in the archipelago. My focus went on the idea of building barriers and as this proposal was “not yet examined” I decided to learn more in order to discover its true meaning.

Red Tent (RT), Fri June 5, 11.05

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jamie britton: GREAT NORTHERN WAREHOUSE I returned to my home town of Nottingham to study a complex of historic, railway-goods warehouses that were internally destroyed by a fire in 1998. The abandoned site has become an erstwhile symbol of the city, a stark reminder of both a past age of prosperity and the century of industrial decline that ultimately followed. In this thesis I questioned whether is possible to rescue the intrinsic potential of these ruins through a form of civic intervention.

Studio 2, supervised by Sara Grahn Rumi Kubokawa Max Zinnecker Red Tent, Friday June 4, 13.20


PRESENTATIONS in the SUPD jury group:

Diploma Degree Projects by: Ivannia Santana Jiamin Zheng Anders Bergström Alva Herdevall Sara Arefaine

External jury: Boel Hellman Thérèse Kristiansson

Sessions held in English, hosted by: Meike Schalk Assistant Professor, KTH School of Architecture and the Built Environment

Ivannia Santana: POLLUTION, PARTICIPATION AND ROLES OF THE PLANNER The Higuamo River in the Dominican Republic is being polluted by a number of industries. The town San Pedro de Macoris is situated at the river mouth and the negative effects of the pollution are apparent for the fishermen and those living in informal settlements along the water. The waterfront has now been designated for development and the project explores hinders and possibilities for the implementation of practices of participation, as well as the challenges it poses to the planner.

Studio SUPD, supervised by Ramia MazĂŠ Maria Ă„rlemo Triangeln level 3 (T3), Wed June 3, 10.00


Jiamin Zheng: Urban regeneration through creative public space In Shenzhen, the core areas of development pointed out by the master plan are well connected to each other through infrastructure on a larger scale, but locally disconnected, both spatially and socially. The aim of this project is to explore the possibilities to create a network of public spaces and implement local scale interventions in order to regenerate existing spaces for social interaction and encourage creativity, innovation and collaboration.

Triangeln level 3 (T3), Wed June 3, 11.00

Studio SUPD, supervised by Maria Gregorio Patrick Verhoeven 101

Anders BergstrÜm: City and Human – Structures for the co-created city This project seeks new forms of housing production that answer to the disappearance of the welfare state and provides structures for self-organization. It stretches the limits of the housing policies and explores new flexible design solutions. It addresses social and economical adaptability where both the city and the dwellers have responsibility for the process and development of new housing. The adaptable city is a city where dwellers co-create their housing environment

Studio SUPD, supervised by Maria Gregorio Patrick Verhoeven Triangeln level 3 (T3), Wed June 3, 13.00


Alva Herdevall: Dropping Down Pop Ups This master project addresses the challenge of transforming the former Bergs Oil Terminal in Nacka into an adaptive, collaborative, and socially just environment supporting the development of a self-sufficient post petroleum society. As a tool, it uses temporary “pop-ups� with various life cycles. The project critically examines urban development under the viewpoint of bottom-up activities where future developments have to adapt to existing socio-economical conditions and ecological concerns

Studio SUPD, supervised by Maria Gregorio Patrick Verhoeven

Triangeln level 3 (T3), Wed June 3, 14.00


Sara Arefaine: fittja synergy The land that emerged from the Sea – as H. Carlberg (Fittja landet ur havet, 1992) poetically describes it, large parts of Fittja that was once submerged under water and this history can still be experienced by the yearly flooding at the lowest part of the landscape. Fittja is an ancient Nordic name derived from the Icelandic word fitet which translates to “wet meadow”. A rich diversity of ecosystem services was derived from Fittja Äng by using the local knowledge of the land in which people worked closely with nature. Despite our continued dependence on the ecosystem services as we have entered a new geological epoch called the Anthropocene era, we have lost the local knowledge and visual connection to the natural systems that sustains us. This has created tensions between sociological and ecological systems how we value and use the natural resources in the urban environment. This master thesis objective is to create a synergy in the Million Programe suburb in Fittja by integrating socio-ecological systems. Studio SUPD, supervised by Maria Gregorio Patrick Verhoeven

Triangeln level 3 (T3), Wed June 3, 15.00



PRESENTATIONS on january 14-15:



olga tengvall: THE MORAL INSTITUTE OF HIGHER FICTION I invite you to the exhibition hall of the MIHF where you will be introduced to critical spatial experiments operating on the threshold between fact and fiction. We will travel through the city of Stockholm by means of stories depicting places, events and personas, to the northern shore of Royal Djurgården. Here we will discover how these stories, which collapse spatial and temporal relations, unfold into the construction of an institute that challenges our assumptions about architectural realities.

Studio 6, supervised by LEIF BRODERSEN HÉLÈNE FRICHOT TERES SELBERG twitter: @theMIHF Photo lab (PL), Wed Jan 14, 9.45 108

MATTIAS Hambraeus VICTORSON: After the Architects* – A Building, Subjectivity & Time Leaving the school, I want to understand the relationship between the school building and myself. By using subjectivity as a tool I want to address aspects of architecture I find otherwise difficult to discuss; how the interaction of a building and its users work over time. I’ve put my ears to the walls, read traces from the past and excavated the different layers of my mind to try to get closer to the effects of an architectural object and the stories it stages. What is a building after the architects?

* Please note: Presented in a seperate venue, the former Acoustics Lab, entry via the Red Tent on the entrance level.

Studio 6, supervised by Leif Brodersen Teres Selberg Ori Merom Former Acoustics Lab (AL), Wed Jan, 10.40


ISABELLE GYLLENGAHM: BODY NEED SOUL – PREDICTING SPACE THROUGH A FICTIVE CLINICAL STUDY What about normal and abnormal, does it really matter when suffering from serious disillusions and paranoia creating raging fear? It is a sane reaction to feel fear and flee when hunted, only; the Antagonist we flee from is created by the own mind. What can physical space do in these situations, when human behavior is so irrational but still so sane?

Studio 4, supervised by ori merom Upper Atelier, Wed Jan 14, 11.40


AMELA HALILOVIC: BEYOND BUILDING – STUDENT HOUSING THAT ENCOURAGES PUBLIC LIFE This project investigates the future development of the area Marieberg in Stockholm, focusing on how to encourage a rich urban life as the neighborhood starts to densify. The housing shortage in Stockholm has been a pressing issue for many years now, especially when it comes to smaller rental apartments and student accommodation. If affordable housing is incorporated into a new development, how can it add value to the area? The goal is to create a building program that integrates the surrounding life with the student housing, as well as a typology that promotes interaction between residents.

Studio 4, supervised by ori merom Upper Atelier, Wed 14 Jan, 13.40


PETRUS LINDSTRÖM: FAD* for Stadsgårdskajen This project investigates the interaction between designing architecture and building architecture in a computer controlled context. Algorithms have been developed to simulate and control an automated in situ brick stacking process, which have been used to develop a public building at Stadsgårdskajen, Stockholm. FAD is about creating and explore a different architectural expression as well as reintroducing the brick as a relevant construction material for Stockholm. * Fabrication Aware Design

Studio 9, supervised by Jonas Runberger Oliver Tessmann Seminar room A3, Thurs Jan 15, 9.25


ADAM BERGENDAL: ARCHITECTURE AS MEDICINE – RETHINKING CARE FOR THE TERMINALLY ILL Societies have an ethical responsibility to provide the dying with the highest possible quality of care. Yet, terminal patients are sometimes lost in a healthcare system that emphasizes procedure over the individual. This project envisions a new approach – a restructuring of the current system. A shared facility that combines rehabilitation and home care with end of life care, promoting flexible treatment to be tailored to each patient according to their individual needs.

Studio 6, supervised by LEIF BRODERSEN TERES SELBERG Seminar room A4, Thurs Jan 15 , 11.20


tore lindholm: Sketching with systems of rules The project is an investigation that aims to understand how systems of rules can be used as a method/sketching tool for the architect.

Seminar room A4, Thurs Jan 15, 13.20

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daniel crisp: Visten i Lovö naturreservat In todays urban society we can feel disconected from nature and the countryside. In an attempt to make the near-city natural environment more accessible and attraktive for city dwellers a balance needs to be made; in particular, between the desire to experience nature in its fullness and the need for shelter and security. In my investigation I have located and designed overnight cabins for the proposed Lovö/Kärsö nature reserv to the west of Stockholm.

Studio 1, supervised by johan paju Upper Atelier, Wed Jan 14, 9.45


SUSANNE LÖFGREN: MEETINGPOINT LULEÅ – Analysis and interventions for urban renewal Can social relationships and interactions in the public realm be encouraged by small interventions? I have studied how the present configurations of the cityscape in my hometown Luleå affect social life in the city centre. Analysis of the city plan, infrastructural systems and pedestrian movement patterns indicate, among other aspects, that there is a lack of meeting places and that the relationship to the surrounding sea and landscape is cut off. After some detours I have settled with some small but effective interventions.

Studio 3, supervised by alexis pontvik PÅL RÖJGÅRD harryan Upper Atelier, Wed Jan 14, 10.40


TOVE MATTSSON: konteket – the public workspace The project was initiated as an investigation of the office and the workplace. The research resulted in the idea of a new type of workplace; Konteket! Konteket is a hybrid between a library and an office. Namely both a public building and a building with private workplaces. The idea is that these two functions together will promote collaboration and cause synergy.

Studio 6, supervised by leif brodersen teres selberg Seminar room A3, Wed Jan 14, 11.40


ASTRID Ă–HMAN: LIBRARY IN LILJEHOLMEN In todays digital age we have access to almost all the literature, media and information we need through the internet. So why do we still need libraries? The library plays an essential role as a meeting-place in society and the physical space and its accessibility is therefore crucial. The library in my proposal is integrated with the subway station in Liljeholmen. Its function as a meeting-place and as a room for pause has been in focus throughout my process.

Studio 6, supervised by leif brodersen teres selberg Seminar room A3, Wed Jan 14, 13.40


JESSICA DITS: SKEPPSBRON – ETT STADSRUM I FÖRÄNDRING My project is an attempt to find the soul and essence of Skeppsbron, using Tranströmers poetry and my own drawings as a starting point. Building on my findings I have added new programs and spatial connections to the site. My main aspirations have been improving accessibility, interconnecting and last but not least making way for people. I come down to the water too seldom. But here I am now, among large stones with peaceful backs. (Tomas Tranströmer, ‘Slow Music, from Bells and Tracks’, 1966)

Studio 8, supervised by SARA GRAHN RUMI KUBOKAWA Upper Atelier, Thu Jan 15, 9.25


MAXIMILIAN OLSSON: Hittarpsdรถsen The project investigate the possibilities to produce formwork within a digital medium. The molds comes with a new set of rules, defined by the machine that produced them. The digitally produced formwork gives the possibility to work in a higher resolution that mediates a digital character. Digital and analogue formwork is combined to investigate how resolution plays an active part in a digitally produced architecture. The research is applied in the design of a building for a Geology foundation outside of Helsingborg.

Studio 5, supervised by ulrika karlsson einar rodhe Upper Atelier, Thu Jan 15, 10.25


Fanny zu Knyphausen: ETT SKYDDAT BOENDE I STADSHAGEN The purpose of my project is to make visible a widespread societal problem. By propising a building within the existing urban fabric I want to send a signal to the neighbouring community that the problem exists and at the same time show the endangered women that they are victims of a crime – they should not have any reason to hide but live safely within the city.

Studio 10, supervised by KATJA GRILLNER leif brodersen teres selberg Upper Atelier, Thu Jan 15,13.20


ADVANCED LEVEL studies at kth-a

the degree project The Diploma Days marks the finalization of studies at Advanced Level at the KTH School of Architecture. It consists of 2 years of study and includes a Degree Project, which is carried out in the final term. After its completion, students may be awarded the Degree of Master of Architecture or the Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a Major in Architecture, depending on whether they are enrolled in the 5-year Degree Programme in Architecture or the 2-year Master’s Programme in Architecture.

approaches, each of them addressing their own specific topic of interest. As you can see on the following pages, the KTH School of Architecture offered 9 different Advanced Level studios for the 2014-2015 academic year. In addition, students have the possibility to enter the Sustainable Urban Planning and Design programme (SUPD) studio for one year, while still being able to graduate from the architecture programmes. ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION AT KTH Beyond the programmes at Basic and Advanced levels, the KTH School of Architecture offers an architectural education that spans a range of additional levels: it provides a foundation year – based in Tensta in north-western Stockholm – and independent courses, as well as a PhD programme.

THE STUDIO SYSTEM Our teaching is structured around a studio system, meaning that groups of students join up with tight-knit teams of teachers to embark on their studies as a shared undertaking throughout the academic year. Students develop a theme or research interest through group work as well as through individual projects. Each studio is structured around distinct pedagogical

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studio themes 2014-2015

studio 2: public space, public institution, public life Since the spring of 2013, the studio has been working in collaboration with Botkyrka municipality on a series of projects in the neighbourhoods of Alby and Fittja. These residential areas were all primarily constructed as part of the Million Program and have, since their completion in the mid-seventies, been heavily criticised. Planning and late modernist architecture marked a paradigmatic shift in the history of Swedish architecture and still today constitutes a reccurring topic in almost every discussion of architecture and planning. Together with Botkyrka municipality, Botkyrka konsthall, local organisations, and other institutions for art and architecture education, we work with projects which address public space and buildings in relation to the specific qualities of late modernist architecture. Whilst the projects are down-to-earth and straightforward, the overall theme engages with difficult questions regarding the future of public space, identity politics, and the role that architecture plays in creating a segregated city. If the contemporary city can increasingly be seen as an integrated extension of an overarching marketisation of society and a shift from politics to economics, then neighbourhoods like Fittja, Alby, Norsborg, and Hallunda stand as physical reminders of a different society.

studio 1: full scale There is a tendency for conceptual focus to bite its own tail. Academic architecture often fails to establish real testing grounds. Because of this, Studio 1 is a study in making; an investigation of building processes. In general, architects have little or no experience of constructing in 1:1, and limited knowledge of the on-site factors that influence the economy and logistics of what we design. Meanwhile, today’s rationalisation and large-scale management are making it harder to fuse radical ideas with the systems of built reality. But architecture isn’t just a nice-looking layer. It is the art of building, a synthesis between material and idea. Studio 1 proposes that a return to the site will bring about the architectural masterpieces of tomorrow. To build is a direct way of acting out architecture. It can make material perform in ways it never knew it could. To build is to be a thoroughly active designer, with both a conscious overview and constant flexibility. Engaging in processes of production and immediacy might be just what the world needs architects to do next. ANDERS BERENSSON EBBA HALLIN JOHAN PAJU


STUDIO 4: ARCHITECTURE FOR EXTREME CONDITIONS Studio 4 seeks to push the boundaries of what architecture is, by exploring what architecture can be. Our chosen theme for the 2014-2015 academic year is architecture for extreme conditions. As a team, and with input from researchers in various fields, we investigate the conditions for design in space and extreme environments. To meet the challenges of global warming and our planet’s limited resources, researchers are currently developing new materials and technologies that could be applied to architectural design. What are these materials? What are their qualities and how do they compare to traditional materials in architectural design, such as stone, wood, glass and steel? In short, the studio explores new materials and innovative space technologies that are applicable to extreme living conditions. This could be a tropical-heat disaster area in the southern hemisphere; a temporary building in the extreme north; or perhaps even a building on Mars.

studio 3: four scales For the academic year 2014-2015, Studio 3 has engaged in exercises following a succession of spatial scales. Scales are measurements of order in different areas of knowledge and art. In music, scales refer to different times and cultures. In architecture, the meanings of scale are manifold: different degrees of detailing all referring to the scale of reality (1:1). Whilst the parts of a building may differ in scale, buildings in the city also maintain scale relationships with each other. Aspects of scale are at play in the definition of regions, and even in global scales of things and relationships. In all these scales, we find interventions, specific conditions, and knowledge. The scale is a measure, which orders and facilitates both reading and understanding. We embark on a journey in scale, from the room to the dwelling, from the dwelling to the building, from the building to the block, and from the block to the uban neighbourhood. ALEXIS PONTVIK PÅL RÖJGÅRD HARRYAN

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STUDIO 6: SEARCHING FOR MA – INVESTIGATIONS OF SPACE AND TIME This studio investigates different experiences of architecture and conceptions of space, in relation to synthesising design processes. We explore basic architectural concepts such as gravity, emptiness, speed, light, sound, colour, tactility, etc. The students define and formulate their own projects from a given topic and self-program their projects to reflect the problems and possibilities described in their analysis and definition of the context. The aim is to provide tools and methods in order to give the students an independent, innovative, artistic, professional, ethical, and scientific identity. Every project is specific and independent, but it relates to the general theme. We think it is important to work with different topics, problems, and scales at the same time. Every project starts with a research phase in groups, wherein students collect relevant theory and information, define different options, and try to understand the context. Students discuss, evaluate, reflect, and make decisions; we want them to feel involved in a larger overall research-bydesign movement, in which the different parts and projects are important, but the research outcome as a whole – and the multitude of different approaches and projects – is the most important thing.

STUDIO 5: ROUND-TRIP TRANSLATIONS Architecture as field and practice calls for procedures of translation from medium to medium, from drawing to model, from drawing to building, from mediums of representation to fabrication. A general concern in architecture has traditionally been that of preserving the meaning and likeness from idea to drawing to building with minimum loss. Rather than blindly comply with the rules of a parametric approach to design, the studio investigates sensibilities which disturb identity, with an interest in embracing the generative potential when going between mediums. Translators always risk the inappropriate spillover of source-language idiom and usage into target-language translation. On the other hand, spillovers have the potential to enrich the target-language in unexpected ways. Lending a terminology from linguistics, the studio investigates the translation as a metaphrase (literal translations) as well as a paraphrase (a saying in other words). Using back-translations and roundtrip translations, the studio explores the generative force of changing context – media, time, place, scale. Each team or student develops methods of serial-translation with the potential to intermix architectural history and precedents, representation and new means of fabrication.

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studio 7: fragment and coherence Architecture taken in its entirety is an infrastructure-like background and an enabling condition, a site that encompasses crucial elements and transcends the fragmented experiences of the everyday. Individual works of architecture are part of this background setting, and at the same time, they are interventions in it. They establish a foreground that negotiates with the background, interconnecting presence, memory, and dream. To hold its place in background and foreground, a work of architecture must have coherence. It needs to be congruent with its setting and resolved as an entity. This imperative – to make a coherent work – is difficult to achieve. Fragmentation invades the design and building process. For example, industrialised buildings are a composite of independent building systems. Fragmentation is part of the contemporary condition. In this studio, we challenge students to resolve a work of architecture to a high degree of refinement and development, without relying upon a priori beliefs, habits, languages, and styles. We use the ideas of “space” and “fragment” to test the coherence of the architectural work. In this studio, we propose that architectural space arises from the coherence of the building-artifact, and that “fragments” can be generative clues to an original architectural language.

STUDIO 8: shifting ground This year, the studio have investigated the full corollary of moving the town of Kiruna, and in contrast the fast-changing pace of the São Paulo metropolis. Contemporary urban models have long prioritised centres over borders, effectively creating boundary lines that either contain or segregate neighbourhoods. Walls that divide, traffic that separates, and absolute form all contribute to generate a sterile condition. We investigate the notion of borders, suggesting development at the edges, which we consider to be a place at its most fertile; a permeable state where two conditions meet and respond to as well as resist one another. With a focus on the spatial poetics of climate, we continue to explore the way the body responds to climate, in order to redefine the building in the context of an urban ecosystem. In a world of climate change and biodiversity loss, the built environment is still responsible for 40% of the planet’s overall energy consumption, CO2 emissions, and landfills. With an urgent need to renew architecture practice, the studio engage in the current research and debate to instigate an innovative and sustainable architectural response to these challenges. SARA GRAHN RUMI KUBOKAWA MAX ZINNECKER

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STUDIO 9: FORGING THE EPHEMERAL – structures of temporal permanence Studio 9 explores the critical implementation of digital techniques within architectural design practice. This year, the studio have taken on issues of temporality – how architecture can operate in time scales from the event to a season, a year, or a decade, and the repercussions temporality brings to materials, modes of construction, and programmatic use. Previous areas of application have included industrial architecture, landscape approaches, and pedestrian infrastructures. Areas of investigation include digital design techniques for computational design, performance simulation, and digital fabrication, applied though conceptual design and full-scale fabrication. Students in the studio get hands-on experience, exploring techniques through design development, prototyping, and critical examination. Practical experience is accompanied by theoretical discourse, where architectural performance is related to issues of urban planning, critical studies, and modes of practice. Experienced and 5th-year students are encouraged to define their own agendas within the framework of the studio.

studio supd: CULTURES OF RESILIENCE ‘Resilience’ has become a key term in contemporary urbanism, as we face environmental, economic, and social crises. However, in urban design and architecture resilience is mostly approached in environmental and technical terms, rather than through social and cultural values and everyday life. In this studio, we explore undervalued multicultural and social practices of food production and consumption, and the sharing of knowledge, skills, artefacts, and services in civic society as opportunities for socio-cultural, as well as ecological, resilience in urban design. Resilient urban development will increasingly have to be negotiated between various citizen groups, stakeholders, authorities, and disciplines. Architects, designers, and urban planners will hereby play a crucial role. The studio explores conflicting interests as an opportunity to critically rethink professional planning and design tools. At stake is the question: How can we explore, project, and design for resilience in ways that contribute to just environments? Sustainable Urban Planning and Design (SUPD) is a studio at KTH-A, but also an interdisciplinary Master’s programme, which takes advantage of world-leading interdepartmental competence at the School of Architecture, the Department of Urban and Regional Studies, and the Department for Sustainable Development at KTH.

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The graphic pattern on the cover of this publication is an abstraction of the composition of the main facade of the KTH School of Architecture building, facing Danderydsplan. The structural system of columns and beams cast in-situ, filled in with concrete masonry blocks, is accentuated in its raw state. The building and its interiors was designed by a team of architects led by Gunnar Henriksson and John Olsson and inaugurated in 1970.


The KTH Royal Institute of Technology School of Architecture was founded in Stockholm in 1877 and today offers architectural education at all levels, from prepatory courses to a PhD programme. There are currently around 550 students enrolled in the professional programmes at Basic and Advanced level. The school has a well-equipped workshop, a digital fabrication lab and an extensive collection of books and academic journals. After the summer of 2015 the school is moving to a new building, designed by Tham & Videg책rd, on the KTH Campus.




External jury: CECILIE ANDERSSON IÑAQUI CARNICERO dagur eggertsson liza fior manuelle gautrand marcelyn gow mia hägg helka-liisa hentilä sam jacob lesley lokko lars raattamaa andrea simitch takaharu tezuka Johannes tovatt charles waldheim cino zucchi

DIPLOMA DAYS – KTH School of Architecture June 2-5 2015  

This publication is part of 'KTH-A: Yearbox 2014–2015' (published by the KTH School of Architecture 2015, designed and edited by Björn Ehrle...

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