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Ecological Dream Home Components: Investigating new homes based on an origami pattern that responds to human and ecological needs
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture.
2019 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Without Footprint : Realize the dream of the nature near city life (English)
Abstract [en]

This thesis explores potential development to architectural expressions of housing following a given origami pattern. The attempted development to housing is done to question if our houses can continue to look the same in the light of contemporary ecological sustainable concerns. The thesis aims to find the essential components, physical and/or intangible, of an “ecological dream home”. The balance between the ecological aspect and social aspects is central to the theory - how far can you push the ecological language and ideas and still create something that people want to live in? This is where the concept of the dream house, or “dream home” as it later is redefined to, comes in. The thesis starts by establishing the theory of what a dream house is, looking at the history of swedish prefabrication and giving some background to the ecological context. The research carried out following this theory uses the origami pattern and explores it first in several model variation that shifts in material until deciding on one to create a structural unit of to continue forward with. This exploration emphasizes the importance of adaptability to the natural context of a building site as well as creating housing that allows for reuse. Equally important is the balance between creating something imaginative and something practically useful. Throughout the process the structure comes together in various architectural expressions, all being imagined as “housing”. The thesis concludes in the end that in order to create ecological housing the experience of the people inhabiting it must come first, and that creating diverse looking housing is good way to trigger people’s sense of experience. Only through connecting with people is it possible to implement radical changes to our building fabric. The thesis is also not considered as “a final answer” to the questions raised, but rather a ground for continued discussion on how our future housing should look.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019.
Keywords [en]
Architecture Origami Consciousness Nature House Dream
Keywords [sv]
Arkitektur Origami Medvetande Natur Småhus Bostad Dröm
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Architecture
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-160009OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-160009DiVA, id: diva2:1323139
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Architecture
Educational program
Architecture Program
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2019-05-16, Auditoriet, Östra Strandgatan 30 C, Umeå, 13:40 (English)
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Available from: 2019-06-28 Created: 2019-06-11 Last updated: 2019-06-28Bibliographically approved

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