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  • 251.
    Lundholm, Moa
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture.
    Covered Market/Common Living Room2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 252.
    Lundin, Jessica
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture.
    Växelverkstad för kvinnor2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 253.
    Lundmark, Alexander
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture.
    Walking in the Contemporary City: Thames Explorer Club2016Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 254.
    Lysholm, Emma
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture.
    Growing up: The youth center as a supportive system2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 255.
    Lövström, Olov
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture.
    A Visible Home for the Concealed2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    An architectural project aiming at exploring living situations for people with a neuropsychological disease/disorder living in India.

  • 256.
    Lövström, Olov
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture.
    Ecological Dream Home Components: Investigating new homes based on an origami pattern that responds to human and ecological needs2019Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    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.

  • 257.
    Maanmies, Nina
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture.
    Upgrading of Poppadum Square2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The focus of the project is to strengthen the community at Poppadum Square, by encouraging the female poppadum makers in Dharavi, to make an example on how an slum area can be improved and transformed without breaking up a neighborhood. The direction of the project started off by research on site, through mapping, observations and interviews. The found positive impact poppadum making had for the neighborhood made the aim of the project to be about strengthening the statues of poppadum making. By promoting health and working conditions and by raise the general level of education among women making poppadums. The people in Dharavi are used to share common space and adapt regarding to different times of day and different activities taking place. The projects viability is dependent on a cooperation between the people in the neighborhood and other stakeholders. The company "Shri Mahila Griha Udyog Lijjat Papad", commonly referred to as Lijjat, is already present in the area and would be able to gain better reputation from taking part in this project. The art school run by the NGO "Reality Tours and Travels" could also benefit from the community building. The final result of the the project is a community building and a combined depot and bakery located by the Poppadum Square. The ground floor of the community center is public and serve the community as well as the art school. Except from the bearing construction all walls are openable which allow for a lot of different sized room to be created according to what activities are taking place. By adding levels to the ground floor the transition to the different rooms would make them appear more or less public. The upper floor would serve as the educational area, without being closed off by a door it will allow for a more private space to create a room outside of the home where women should feel and appear safe. The Lijjat depot and bakery would serve as a working place for women outside of their home and justify Dharavi as an important part of Mumbai, rather than a slum . Both these inventions would strengthen the statues of poppadum making, allow women around Poppadum Square to continue to be seen as rightful users of public space and continue to realize women empowerment.

  • 258.
    Malmkvist, Otto
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture.
    Dockteater och Rickshaw-verkstad2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 259.
    Marti, Patrizia
    et al.
    University of Siena.
    Trotto, Ambra
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture. Interactive Institute Swedish ICT.
    Peeters, Jeroen
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics. Interactive Institute Swedish ICT.
    Hummels, Caroline
    Eindhoven University of Technology.
    Instilling cultural values throgh bodily engagement with human rights2013In: Proceedings of Conference of Human Computer Interaction Italy, 2013Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The paper presents vision, approach and outcomes of “Light through Culture”, an international design school that aims at weaving, through design, innovative technologies and culture into a new canvas for making and thinking [6]. In this paper we present the second edition of the school that explored the theme of human rights and designed ways of eliciting the experience of their violation, with the realization of an experiential path through five interactive spaces, in an exhibition called “Experiencing Human Rights”. The students built this interactive path to elicit a rich experience and unfold new opportunities for meaning to be elaborated by visitors. Story telling was used, as a way of creating a holistic experience that was not just based on the narration of facts but also exploited feelings and deep cultural values through embodied interaction. Based on the student’s craftsmanship and their different cultural and educational backgrounds, they opened up a reflection on human rights, both in their own process, as well as for the visitors during the exhibition. The students’ learning activity held Making in its core, and students were encouraged, through cycles of reflection-on-action, to develop their personal point-of-view, take responsibility for it and present the designed exhibition to the visitors, to invite them to be bodily engaged, reflect and take their own point-of-view. 

  • 260. Meissner, Katja
    et al.
    Buckland, Philip I.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies, Environmental Archaeology Lab.
    Linderson, Hans
    Lunds universitet.
    Hammarlund, Dan
    Lunds universitet.
    Pilotprojekt ”Dendro-databas” i SEAD: April 2012-juni 20122012Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Pilotprojektet ”Dendro-databas” är ett samarbetsprojekt mellan det Nationella laboratoriet för vedanatomi och dendrokronologi vid Lunds universitet och SEAD-projektet vid Miljöarkeo-4logiska laboratoriet, Umeå universitet. Tillsammans arbetar man med utvecklingen av en da-tabas för dendrokronologiska data som kommer att hanteras och förmedlas via SEAD:s data-basverktyg. I detta arbete ingår både systemutveckling för att anpassa SEAD:s struktur för nya datamängder och inmatning av omfattande testdataserier.

  • 261.
    Merrill, Samuel
    Brandenburg Technical University .
    World Heritage, Tourism and the Millennium Development Goals: From Sites to Systems2012In: World Heritage Today: Challenges for Interpretation, Conservation and Development / [ed] Andreza André de Rocha, Berlin: Verlag Dr.Köster , 2012, p. 161-184Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 262. Miessen, Markus
    et al.
    Hirsch, Nikolaus
    The problem is not to make political architecture, but to make architecture politically.2013In: What is Critical Spatial Practice? / [ed] Nikolaus Hirsch, Markus Miessen, Berlin: Sternberg Press , 2013Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Nikolaus Hirsch and Markus Miessen invited protagonists from the fields of architecture, art, philosophy, and literature to reflect on the single question of what, today, can be understood as a critical modality of spatial practice. Most of the sixty-four contribu­tions presented in this volume were composed concurrently with the evictions of many of the Occupy movements, sustained turmoil in countries of the Arab Spring, and continued spasms in the global financial system, which, interestingly, all pointed at the question and problematic of whether archi­tecture and our physical environment can still be understood as a res publica. A response by the editors takes the form of a conversation.

    This book is first in a series on critical spatial practice developed alongside the Städelschule program of the same name. Each edition includes work by invited artists—the first includes newly commissioned work by the photographer Armin Linke, who documented the Occupy camp around the European Central Bank in Frankfurt.

    Contributions by:

  • 263.
    Misharina, Anna
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture.
    Nonfigurative Urban Commons: anticipations of / interventions within public spaces2013Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 30 credits / 45 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    I do not intend to talk about architecture as just shapes or forms but as an ongoing construction of the social, political and physical spaces we inhabit.

    I will concentrate on the different elements that constitute the process of making-the-world, together with the text, interventions on site, understanding the design as one of those elements, not as the final output of my work.

    This project is a reaction to the impact that the recent and on-going changes in society have in public space, or in other words: a reaction to changes in public life such as individualization being opposite to the commonality and ability to share in relationship with the effects those changes have had on public space, such as an overwhelming and growing privatization of those spaces and an increasing threat to their very existence.

    First, I explore existing public spaces and their construction through analysis and involvement in the city. I continue my explorations being in the spaces and interacting with different actors and react on the discovered aspects (potentialities, failures) by virtue of interventions. This leads to the discovery of features such as playfulness, openness, common ownership, voluntariness, equality, freedom and other as conditions that emerge from the different experiences and situations in which I have intervened. Combinations of them give opportunities for other forms of togetherness to be thought and discussed, but also for them to appear in space. Finally, those features become also an input for speculative proposals that allowed me to test my reflections: an imaginary projection onto the current situation of intuitions, ideas and ideals, which are integral for what I call Urban Commons. The Urban Commons I propose are connected to public life and social behaviour in public spaces and reflect on the possibilities of new ways of commonality. I will consider one intervention, its process and current state closer as I relate it to the making of the Urban Common. This imaginary projection also allows to criticise existing construction of public spaces and society in common.  

  • 264.
    Misharina, Anna
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Humlab. Studio CRIT.
    Chung, Keith
    Studio CRIT.
    Paradoxes of archetypes: the urban and the forest2014In: Scenario Journal, no 4Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    There is a possibility of constructing a new paradigm of landscape urbanism today, one which does away with the paradoxical and unhelpful binaries of urban versus forest, of nature versus nurture, but instead promotes a synthetic project by exploring the productive possibilities of fusing together urban and forest. It’s a proposition to recognize the significance and instrumentality of forests as ecologically complex, spatially layered and dynamic systems that contribute to contemporary urban production. It suggests that the forest can, and does grow within human settlements; forming novel ecosystems that fuse wilderness and metropolis; a sophisticated natural system that could be managed and sustained within the city. Perhaps, as forests are considered through the lens of urban ecology, we might recognize the ways in which they benefit citizens and add value to cities – by mediating water, clean air, sunlight, shade, shelter to animals, and local climate. Ultimately, the urban forest is a place for citizens to escape the city and it’ll be an inexorable rebellion…

  • 265.
    Modin, Ida
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture.
    Kvarterscenter för kvinnor och barn2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 266.
    Molinder, Sanna
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture.
    Healthcare for Ahmedabad2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 267.
    Musatti, Sofia
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture.
    Home: The Shell for the Rights to Security, Sanitatary and Civic Belonging: Adaptation of Vacant Commercial Spaces in Potential Homes Through the Involvement of Airbnb2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study has identified the meaning of home and its importance for the developing of personal identity of the ongoing growing floating population.

    The city of Umeå is the University pole in the Swedish region of Norrland. Lots of new students arrive each year and the University is not able to guarantee accommodations for everyone, furthermore temporary workers have the same problem of finding a dwelling.

    The challenging issue for the floating population in Umeå is the difficulty of finding an affordable and available dwelling where the rights of security, sanitary and civic belonging are assured at a reasonable price.

    Airbnb is the easiest way to find a temporary room. However, the use of Airbnb in Umeå is not explicitly permitted by the Municipality. The investigation of Airbnb has shown that nowadays a regulation is needed in order to limits its damages and exploit its potentialities. The goal is to relate the vacant spaces in Umea to an architectural design solution and to transform empty commercial buildings in potential homes through the involvement of Airbnb.

    This project proposes to use vacant commercial spaces, where both the rights of the people and the regulation of rental fees can be assured, through a careful and strategic regulation as transitory solution for these people.

  • 268.
    Mussa, Ehsan
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture.
    Gashbin – The Blue House Project: Architecture for charity2019Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Gashbin- the Blue House Project, is an Architect for Charity Project concerning a house in Domiz which is situated in the outskirt of Duhok in the Kurdish part of Iraq. The house is used by a non- governmental organisation (NGO), Domiz Organisation for Community Development (DOCD) which organizes activities for children and youth and education for different groups of people. The house is however in need of a renovation and an enlargement and this is the aim of the Blue House Project. The project is supported by the Kurdish European Medical Students Association (KEMSA) and a team consisting of people from DOCD, KEMSA and private persons with different professions leads the project. My part of the project is to give a design proposal for the renovation and the expansion of the building.

    This thesis includes research of the somewhat unclear history and identity of Domiz, i.e. it is not clear why it was built and by whom and the origin of the name is also unknown. There are also some crucial problems due to the natural environment in the region with a hot and dry climate as well as the lack of resources such as water, electricity and building materials which will be discussed in the technology part of the thesis. The new building will be enhanced with some of the old and original technique of cooling a building and some other low-tech solutions. The project will take advantage of the Meshrabya technique, i.e. the windows and all open parts of the building will be covered with wooden, metal or concrete screens in traditional style to let daylight in and support the ventilation process and also create more privacy

  • 269.
    Myrsell, Emil
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture.
    Meet and Make2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 270.
    Nagelhus, Lidia
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture.
    Alternative School2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 271.
    Nagy, Enikö
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture.
    Food-hub as a common platform for food in Luleå: Is urban food growing the educational tool needed to increase Norbotten´s self-sufficiency?2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Food has lost its important role in city´s life thus its presence in people´s life has also weakened. Cities are less able to sustain themselves and rely on import food. Supermarkets, which offer a broad scale of groceries from all around the world, are the number one food resource in Sweden while people are getting detached from the region they live in and from the origins of the food they consume. Local farmers struggle to survive economically while the population is slowly increasing, so does the demand for food.[1] The current context leads to the question: can Norrland be less reliant on import food? This thesis seeks answers and possibilities for cities with cold climates specifically using Luleå in Northern Sweden as a prototype and urban agriculture as a tool. It researches the past and the current situation of food production in the area. It also explores existing initiatives which are working on local food level and possibilities for cultivation in cold climates. The purpose is to understand the existing environment, the structure of resources in and around the city.

    In addition to existing resources, this thesis also explores urban voids for indoor production and connects them to the main intervention, a hub, which works as a platform for education, meetings, and distribution of local products. The focus of the proposal is the public, urban level. This platform is located close to the city center and has a scale which makes it able to reconnect the otherwise fragmented city. By parks included, which are planted with autochthon plants this intervention becomes a representation of the region, a living exhibition of the possibilities in Norrbotten. It accommodates several functions such as restaurant, greenhouse, shop, research center and a market in order to reach a broad scale of users. The intervention introduced in this paper is an outcome of the specific context rather than an ultimate solution for every city with cold climates. This proposal suggests possibilities to bring food closer to the people by raising awareness and seeking opportunities to implement food production into architectural planning and design as well as showing the existing possibilities in Norrbotten.

    [1] Luleå Kommun, Befolkningen i Luleå 2000-2014, https://www.lulea.se/kommun--politik/fakta-kvalitet-jamforelser-och-statistik/befolkningsstatistik/befolkningen-i-lulea/befolkningen-i-lulea-2000-2015.html

  • 272.
    Nero, Klara
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture.
    Sustainable Way of Urban Life2016Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 273.
    Nilsson, Angelica
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture.
    Saluhall och Boende2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 274.
    Nilsson, Angelica
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture.
    Space for performance in Umeå: A new middle-sized stage in a re-activated old building2019Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Grassroots and amateur movements are important for a cultural community. In Umeå, Sagateatern was the most important stage for these movements, and when it was closed down in 2016, there became a gap within the existing stage spaces in Umeå. The closure affected the whole cultural community in Umeå, but mostly the grassroots and amateur movements. The grassroots and amateur movements were dependent on the Sagateatern stage due to its qualities and pricing structure, and the other stages that were left after the closure could not meet the standards of the old stage.

    At the same time there is an on-going debate around re-activating and re-using old buildings in cities instead of tearing them down and building new ones. This because old buildings contributes to the atmosphere and soul of the city with their history, and this is something that gets lost when old buildings are not preserved.

    This master thesis has connected these two topics, the lack of stage space in Umeå and the preservation of old buildings, with an aim to create a stage for performance in an old building in the city centre of Umeå. To do this, research around existing buildings that needed a new purpose was carried out. Parallel to it, research around the old Sagateatern stage and the community’s need of a new stage was carried out. When the perimeters for the project were set through the research, the design project started with research and analyses of the chosen building’s structure and potentials. Three case studies were also examined to get further understanding of how similar projects had been carried out before. Departing from all the collected knowledge, the design phase started with different tests of design ideas, first on a sketch level and then moving forward with drawings of the plans and sections. All this leading to a complete project: A well-functioning stage for performance within an old building in the city centre of Umeå.

  • 275.
    Nilsson, Jessica
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture.
    Adapting Society for the Ageing Population Through Architecture and Urban Planning2017Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    People are getting older in the world and the aging population is increasing each year which lead to a higher demand of the society to care for the elderly population. In the year of 2050 there will be over 2 billion elderly people in the world and most of them will live in the developing countries.

    1 The improved healthcare has led to peoples’ wealth and longer live in the world. Though one can see ageing as a successful achievement, there is things that need to be improved in the society. The ageing population is getting larger and the age discrimination and loneliness among elderly is one of the largest concerns to deal with within this context. This thesis will try to get an understanding of the role of the elderly in society and improve the conditions for an ageing population. Therefore, one will investigate in this master thesis; "How to adapt society for an ageing population?"

  • 276.
    Nilsson, Olivia
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture.
    APPROACHING THE DESCENT: Architectural interpretation in a natural context - a project about Sami culture and linguistics.2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Can you imagine not knowing your native language?

    To be withheld from expressing yourself in tune with where you are born and the land to which you belong? Illiteracy that becomes a barrier. A lack of identity that prevents you to take part of your own origin. Within the scope of where the Sami culture is situated today, architecture can and must support a direction forward for these people.

    A sphere that is oriented towards nature. Beholding the foundation of our existence and celebrating the magnificence of it. A building that breathes an entity with it’s surrounding. It’s physical interaction with it and the environmental effect of its future, aware of the recourses that it utilizes. An act that brings history to the present and points towards the future. Infiltrated by the Sami culture for it to flourish and mature. A center to gather, educate, equip and establish. A place where a native language is not only spoken, but restored, so that Sami people can speak their own language, on the land to which they belong. 

  • 277.
    Nordström, Stina
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture.
    YC - Centre for Youth Culture2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 278.
    Nordström Säfsten, Lisa
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture.
    Incremental Diversity: Building for people migrating into cities2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    If we don't take care of how people are moving into cities, it will continue happen in the form of slums. This project is an attempt, a start in the search of finding a typeology that we clearly need. 

  • 279.
    Nordström Säfsten, Lisa
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture.
    Rural as a Frontier: Architecture as a Tool to Strengthen Rural Areas in Rural Sweden2017Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The architect in Sweden has a weaker role than ever, participating in a dysfunctional building industry that is not capable of providing the high quality and progressive built environment that we need. There is a need for critical examination to find what could make the role more relevant today. This thesis is in search of that role and how it could contribute to society.

    To explore this I shall focus on rural Norrland, in particular how architecture can be used to strengthen these areas by implementing strategies that increase self-sufficiency and governance.

    This research is carried out through four live, collaborative case studies with two communities in rural locations. The first two being set on Holmön

    exploring permit-free buildings as a means to grow and challenge the municipality as well as a collective project creating benches. The third is exploring how a private project can develop and contribute to the local area through retaining local knowledge. The fourth and most extensive is the creation of a co-funded, community run apartment and community building in Klimpfjäll. Through the reflection on the progress of these projects a methodology of working is discussed to outline a way of working that could impact the building industry, expand the role of the architect and positively impact the rural areas to ultimately create a more socially and environmentally sustainable society.

  • 280. Nordwall, Ulf
    et al.
    Olofsson, ThomasUmeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Applied Physics and Electronics.
    Hållbara hus i kallt klimat: 31 hus från Finland i öster till Kanada i väster2018Collection (editor) (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Boken beskriver hur hållbar arkitektur kan vara utformad i subarktiskt och arktiskt klimat. Detta visas genom 31 exempel på hållbart byggande i Finland, Sverige, Norge, Svalbard, Island, Grönland, Kanada och USA. Projekten presenteras ur sex hållbarhetsperspektiv - energi, material, återbruk, platsen, klimat och funktion. Varje hus presenteras med bilder och arkitektens beskrivning av huset. Varje projekt har även text på engelska.

  • 281.
    Nummenpalo, Kiia
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture.
    Public Water: The sea beneath the street2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    “Water is the driving force of all nature.”

    - Leonardo Da Vinci

    "Public pools can still be a symbol for the importance that water should be free accessible to everyone."

    - Stephan Zirwes

    “The body and the mind don’t end with the individual but go into another body and mind.”

    - Alvaro Siza Vieira

    Water is movement. Water is time. We are water. Constantly moving forward, our bodies sense the warmth of the

    healing substance while our minds react to the many colors it captures. We float in the nonexistence of gravity

    forgetting the life surrounding us, for a while. Then we fall back to realize the past moment was just a reflection

    from our minds.

    WATER. We all know that water is the most important resource for humans to survive on earth. Water is a

    product of hygiene to keep us healthy and hydrated but in many cultures, it has a deeper meaning. Water has

    always been important in different religious rituals and the pureness of water works as washing away the dirt from

    us both literally and symbolically.

    CITY. The world is more urban than ever, and we occupy the public space as our new nature. Therefore, the

    rights that once applied for the majority living near the forests should be applicable for today’s needs. This is also

    what Allborgarrätten (The right to the city) suggests. What is important is recreation the nature gives us. This and

    the right to the earthly matters should be available within a city.

    SPACE. Fresh water has become a luxury product which we take for granted. Forgotten is its importance in our

    daily lives. We design fancy restaurants and museums, but we don’t really talk about the most private spaces in

    our houses: bathrooms. It is a space where many ideas are born, it provides the time for reflection but is treated

    as a catalogue product which we copy paste in our designs.

    WE. Modernization has brought us the problem of individualization. Our homes are private, only certain people

    are welcome. We move further away from each other. We become strangers even to the most familiar faces in

    our lives. We are afraid of ‘the others’ who are so like us and share our bodily shapes and needs.

    The project aims to question our lives around water and create possibilities through water by providing a public

    space of recreation and necessity for people (strangers or familiar, different groups of society) to encounter and

    interact unconditionally and unexpectedly.

    How can architecture and water effect our bodies, our senses, our emotions, being together or alone?

  • 282.
    Näslund, Rolf
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, History and Theory of Art.
    Studier i Härnösands bebyggelsehistoria: 1585-1800-talets mitt. D. 1, Samhällshistorisk bakgrund, planutveckling och offentlig bebyggelse1980Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

     

    The aim of the thesis is to investigate the main stages of the physical development of Härnösand. The investigation includes not only buildings, but also streets, quays, bridges and other establishements which form an essential part of the physical environment. Since comparatively few buildings from the period have been preserved, the material for the theses has mainly been collected from archives, it has been the author's ambition to find a material which can be used in antiquarian contexts as much as possible. The theses is mainly arranged as follows:

    1. Historical background. An outline of the economic, administrative and so cial development.

    2. The physical development of the town. The development of the inhabited areas of the town is described on the basis of preserved maps. In particular, suggested revisions of existing town plans are studied, and to what extent these were effected. In addition the development of the stipulations for buildings, such as the fire stipulations and the architectural stipulations are studied.

    3. Public buildings and establishements. A technical and historical description of the church, the town hall, streets, bridges, etc is given. Particular attention is paid to monumental buildings which are interesting from the point of view of the history of art, especially the county governor's house by Olof Tempelman built in 1790 in neo-classistic style, and the »gymnasium« from 1791 with its unique, round pillared hall. The old hospital from 1788 is also stressed as an example of neo-classistic stone architecture »translated« into wood.

    In a subsequent Part II private buildings will be treated. There the social and geographical distribution of buildings of defferent kinds (dwelling-house, wash-house, cowshed etc) will be studied. The physical shape of these different buildings will also be described - main types and variants of these. A special chapter will be devoted to the development of building techniques. A description will be given of the development of wooden panelling, house-paints, tiled roofs etc. Part II will also include an aesthetic analysis of the town milieu with special emphasis on local traditions of style.

  • 283.
    Odenius, Fredrik
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture.
    Palimpsest2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    According to AMO, 11% of earth’s surface is under some kind of protection law, regulating human intervention. The City of Ahmedabad advertise itself as yet another city striving to become a “heritage city”, implementing various restrictions on how to mediate and intervene in the old city fabric. Gustav Mahler wrote tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire”. From that point of view it is quite paradoxical how much effort we put into preserving objects and land masses, instead of the so called, intangible heritages, such as: rites, crafts, oral traditions, knowledges, performances etc.

    Michelle Foucault describes history as “…an archive constantly rearranging its hierarchy”. In the air of him and Mahler, I am suggesting a “fora” for intangible heritages, a complement to the ordinary museum. The idea is that the building will host two groups, conducting some kind of intangible heritage, at the time, encouraging them to refine their own craft but also hoping for a cross-fertilized product that could be of relevance today. Each group will be hosted for approximate six months, then the spaces will be rearranged in order to fit the new practices that replace the former.

  • 284.
    Odenstedt, Anders
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies. Filosofi.
    Kanske möts konsten och arkitekturen2008In: Svenska Dagbladet, ISSN 1101-2412, no 17 maj, p. 8-8Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 285.
    Oldeen, Lina
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture.
    Revive;: Re-use of Urban Space in Umeå2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 286.
    Olesen, Pauline
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture.
    Care for health: A health centre in Tomtebogård2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 287.
    Olofsson, Stina
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture.
    The Renewable Community: An attempt to provide adequate housing for squatter communities2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Squatter communities all over the world are facing eviction and relocation; actions which may severely damage their communities, identities and lifestyles. The muliti-story concrete tenaments of previous slum rehabilitation programs have proven to be unsuccessful and awakened the need of a different method. This project proposes not to provide the dwellers with ready-made housing, but instead a structural framework equipped with basic infrastructure, in which the residents themselves can build to form their own unique dwelling. Each family will be given two units of 17 square meters each, where one is enough to house an average squatter family, and two provides them with a more spacious dwelling. This also gives them the option to lease one unit, and through that make money to invest in their future. The housing will also be renweable in the sense that the residents build an upgrade according to their affordability, which means that they can start off with a simple shack and upgrade into a dwelling of middle class standard if their economy allows. Also, if the community needs more space for expansion, additional floors can be added on to the structure allowing the neighbourhood to grow and adapt to the current economical and social conditions.

  • 288.
    Olsson, Alexander
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture.
    Mariehem Million Programme Museum: Museum in Umeå2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 289.
    Olsson, Charlie
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture.
    Accomondate (Ex)Change2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 290.
    Olsson, Karin
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture.
    Supportive Architecture: Spaces for Coping and Recovering2016Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 291.
    Olsson, Magnus
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture.
    Ahmedabad Konstcentrum2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 292.
    Onopchenko, Alla
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture.
    Living Heritage: Reinveting Farming Culture in Umeå2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 293.
    Ostanevics, Martins
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture.
    Infill Development in Context: Case Study of Riga Circus Extension2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis explores a broader understanding of infill development in historic surrounding. Historic structures are viewed as mediators for the new design to carry on the

    sense of place and provide continuity in the city. Continuity in the city scape is provided by forming relations between existing built fabric and new additions in the city, creating a synergistic whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. Buildings and city scape are perceived as a living changing artefacts, providing link with past tradition, identity and perception of time passage.

    Accordingly, this thesis proposes a contemporary circus addition to the existing circus complex as an infill development, constructed through the negative spaces and defined by surrounding historic built fabric.

    This thesis is divided into four main sections. Chapter I reviews existing literature in the field of context and contextualism as a methodology for infill architecture. Chapter II covers research and analysis of circus concept, semiotics and historical development of circus. Chapter III includes the analysis of the site and existing Circus Building. Chapter IV describes the research design and infill strategy for contemporary building to come in alliance with the pre-existing surroundings.

    The design process aims to identify a set of complementary aspects and design objectives that would assist in analysis of the existing historic fabric within the evolving context and allow to form relation between new contemporary building and pre-existing context. How can a new structure embody the sense of the place and be a part of continues urban fabric. Consequently, the aim is to assess the compatibility of the new building in historic context.

    The main thesis question is how to fit in a contemporary circus building/ extension in a dense historic urban setting providing the progression of city scape, context and harmony with the existing buildings.

  • 294.
    Ozmin, Janek
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture.
    Isis Upon the Iron Tree: An analysis of Poster No.2 designed by Sigurd Lewerentz2014Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Isis Upon the Iron Tree: The Stockholm Exhibition of 1930 has been widely recognised as one of the most important expose of modernism in the 20th century. This paper examines Sigurd Lewerentz "Poster no.2" designed under direct commision by the exhibition commitee but was reject for official purposes. The poster which is composed as a complex catalouge of exhibtion elements arranged around the Exhinbtions famous "L" logo, derived from an egyptian winged god, showed nuanced layering of the relationship between an emerging Swedish modernism. Unlike the official Poster No.1 which was reduced to the simple text "1930" a statement on the notion of the moment of change set in Lewerentz futuristic type font Poster no.2 presents mutliple view points from which to consider the arrival of Swedish Modernism. In order to analysise the poster a study of the pictorial content of the modernist manifesto "Acceptera" was undertaken from which themes are cross refferenced and super imposed back into the composition of Poster No.2.

  • 295.
    Ozmin, Janek
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture.
    Make Yourself at Home2015Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper examines the work of Dan Graham Artist (1942) and Björn Yngve Lövin artist (1937) focusing on their explorations into the home and family. Both artists were involved in a number of installations and proposals that tie together the relationship between the individual dwelling, the nuclear family, the re-thinking of public and private conditions accosted to dwelling and the emerging risk society. Although operating through art practice both Grahams and Lövins propositions involve the production and simulation of architectural space from within which a series of narratives critiquing contemporary society. This paper argues that the results of the work are early examples of relational aesthetics combined with production of "fictional enterprise" as described by Sven-Olov Wallenstein. How can architects use these examples as ground for future research in relation to the production of new spaces of dwelling?

  • 296.
    Ozmin, Janek
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture.
    NAMAlab Symposium, 14th of October, 2011: Mapping NAMA2011In: NAMAlab Symposium: Defining the role of Architecture in NAMA / [ed] Dermot Boyd, 2011Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Mapping NAMA describes the visualisation of Irelands National Assets Managment Agencies property portfolio which was established between 2009 and 2011. The NAMA portfolio included Property, Sites and Land Banks aquired by developers and held as securties within a number of Irish Banks which were effeced by the financial crisis. Although operating as a public body NAMA has never released details of the portfolio due to its claim that the information would further damage the collapsed propoerty market and as a result would effect the value of the portflio resulting in reduced compensation for a state led Bank bailout. By colating court room appearences of property developers, newspaper reports and other soft data followed by extensive archive research of Dublin City Councils planning departemnt NAMALab produced a cartographic analysis of the NAMA portfolio. This map was then used by NAMAlab as the basis for a series of projective urban projects imagining the poetntial of Dublin City post financial crisis.

  • 297.
    Ozmin, Janek
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture.
    The Garden of Crisis: Understanding how we inhabit the mesh of industry, occupation and nature by unmasking its material flows, detritus, and surplus product through proposition and making.2014In: PAUSE. CUT. FOLD. FLY. Dissident Architecture Devices, 26 & 27 October, 2014: PhD Research Seminar, 2014Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper examines Sigurd Lewerentz "Poster no.2" designed under direct commission by the exhibition committee but was reject for official purposes. The poster is composed as a complex catalogue of exhibition elements arranged around the Exhibitions famous "L" logo, derived from an Egyptian winged god, showed nuanced layering of the relationship between an emerging Swedish modernism. Unlike the official Poster No.1 which was reduced to the simple text "1930" a statement on the notion of the moment of change set in Lewerentz futuristic type font Poster no.2 presents multiple view points from which to consider the arrival of Swedish Modernism. In order to analyse the poster a study of the pictorial content of the modernist manifesto "Acceptera" was undertaken from which themes are cross referenced and super imposed back into the composition of Poster No.2.

  • 298.
    Ozmin, Janek
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture.
    The Uninvisible Koja2014Other (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This installation was commissioned as part of a joint project between the city of Umeå, Sweden and the city of Komatsu, Japan. The words koda – koht – kodu – katus of Finno-Ugric origin have arrived in both Swedish and Japanese cultures in the form of the word Koja or 小屋. The word Koja refers to place, home, roof and house. In the modern Swedish context the term is quite broad extending to a variety of anonymously authored small structures or enclosures found in the wilderness. Koja is also used to describe constructions that a child might make out of a cardboard box: a first getaway in their home, the making of a private world of play. Koja also refers to small hunting, fishing huts or small structures in remote places. In respect to the idea of Heterotopia Peter Johnston wrote on Michel Foucault’s 1966-67 radio broadcasts where he described heterotopias as

    “Illustrations of the concept refer to various children’s imaginative games, mentioning tents and dens in gardens as well as all the games played on or under the covers of the parents’ bed. The children’s inventive play produces a different space that at the same time mirrors what is around them. The space reflects and contests simultaneously.”

    In 1972 Ugo La Pletra presented Counter Design as Postulation at MoMas Italy: the New Domestic Landscape: the Indivisible Koja comes together as a series of contradictions. Kojas by nature are subversive structures; they operate as both a place to escape to and a way of capturing a territory.

    The Koja is made from modified gold vinyl sheet that has been adhered to Mylo to form a two-sided reflective metallic material. The sheet is then cut with an expanding camouflage pattern that opens up when hung. Inside the Koja is an Aluminium Chaise Longue that can hold two people lying down. Once inside a sensor activates a mobile phone scrambler producing an invisible blanket that renders the inhabitant invisible from the unseen infrastructures of global satellite telecommunications.

  • 299.
    Ozmin, Janek
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture.
    Vävda Tält2012Other (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Vävda Tält

    The installation is designed as an internal spatial experience which is formed out of your viewing relationship with a layered timber structure.

    The structure is made of long thin timber pieces which are connected to make a single room. These pieces are woven together and form a space that has a variety of visual depths due to its constructed form.

    The structure is composed to capture light.

    The structure is covered in a translucent canvas material. The result is a covered layered room that works in both the daylight hours of the festival and the evening hours of the festival.

    During the day the front aperture of the installation can be opened and will capture the unique low level angle of the sun at approximately 12:30 as it alines to Rådhusesplanaden.

    During the evening three types of light are introduced each of which plays a different role in transforming your eye and as such the resultant space.

    Light is captured and introduced to reveal and transform space.

    The ground is made of damp bark which absorbs the light and softens your step within the changing room. 

    The project was extensivley surveyed with Photographs, interviews and videos depicting inhabitation of the room by participants.

  • 300.
    Ozmin, Janek
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture.
    Vävda Tält: Design research conducted through making.2013In: Review Meeting and Seminar: The Project: Vävda Tält, Experiment in Optics and Lighting through Public Installation, Stockholm KTH, 2013Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Vävda Tält was a full-scale public installation commissioned as part of Umeå Light Festival 2012. The project was designed as an experiment in the aesthetics of light and the effect of light on the human subject. The presentation outlined the general theory of light in relation to the human eye and the embodied effect on its participants. The presentation was a mix of, drawings, video and theoretical text connecting the installation to a series of archetypes dealing with public installation and light.

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