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Nordwall, Ulf
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Nordwall, U. & Olofsson, T. (Eds.). (2018). Hållbara hus i kallt klimat: 31 hus från Finland i öster till Kanada i väster. Stockholm: Svensk byggtjänst
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hållbara hus i kallt klimat: 31 hus från Finland i öster till Kanada i väster
2018 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Alternative title[en]
Sustainable buildings in a cold climate : 31 buildings from Finland in the east to Canada in the west
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.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Svensk byggtjänst, 2018. p. 219
National Category
Building Technologies Architecture
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-152719 (URN)9789173338950 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-10-20 Created: 2018-10-20 Last updated: 2021-06-03Bibliographically approved
Nordwall, U. & Olofsson, T. (2018). Sustainable architecture in northern subarctic and artic climate. In: Cold Climate HVAC 2018: Sustainable Buildings in Cold Climates. Paper presented at 9th International Cold Climate Conference Sustainable new and renovated buildings in cold climates, Kiruna, Sweden, March 12-15, 2018 (pp. 545-555). Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sustainable architecture in northern subarctic and artic climate
2018 (English)In: Cold Climate HVAC 2018: Sustainable Buildings in Cold Climates, Springer, 2018, p. 545-555Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Since the antique the Vitruvian virtues three basic qualities, solid, useful and beautiful is central themes when judging architecture. Although the themes have remained, the conceptual idea of these qualities has shifted. In today’s modern society, sustainability requirements are an integrated perspective, often expressed as a balanced consideration of ecology, economy and social aspects. There are numerous approaches to measure and evaluate sustainability. Often the perspective of the evaluator’s model is predominant. An alternative approach is to ask architects or designers to describe the sustainable idea. This is an approach used to identify alternative perspectives. In this work, we introduce a multiple case study. The scope, to investigate sustainable architecture based on the architects or designers own drawings. The aim is not to define sustainability in architecture but rather to illustrate articulated examples of integration of sustainability issues in architecture. The study is limited to a selection of 22 buildings, proposed as exceptionally sustainable in public media. The northern subarctic and artic regions here are the geographical boundary. The cold climate description used as the background for illustrating a variety of sustainable concepts. We propose that descriptive information, interpreted from the architect or designer perspective, has important contributive factors in the understanding of sustainable housing. We argue that the architect or designers design critique influences the result of conceptual meaning. The attention given to sustainability is the founding architectural factor in these studied buildings, expressed in various forms.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2018
Keywords
Sustainable, Architecture, Cold climate
National Category
Civil Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-152726 (URN)10.1007/978-3-030-00662-4_45 (DOI)000675599300045 ()978-3-030-00661-7 (ISBN)978-3-030-00662-4 (ISBN)
Conference
9th International Cold Climate Conference Sustainable new and renovated buildings in cold climates, Kiruna, Sweden, March 12-15, 2018
Available from: 2018-10-21 Created: 2018-10-21 Last updated: 2023-09-05Bibliographically approved
Nordwall, U. & Olofsson, T. (Eds.). (2014). Hållbara hus i kallt klimat: 22 hållbara hus från Bollnäs till Kiruna 1994–2014. Stockholm: Svensk Byggtjänst
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hållbara hus i kallt klimat: 22 hållbara hus från Bollnäs till Kiruna 1994–2014
2014 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Svensk Byggtjänst, 2014. p. 127
National Category
Civil Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-107010 (URN)978-91-7333-699-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-08-15 Created: 2015-08-15 Last updated: 2019-09-04Bibliographically approved
Nordwall, U. & Olofsson, T. (2013). Architectural caring. Architectural qualities from a residential property perspective. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 9(1), 1-21
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Architectural caring. Architectural qualities from a residential property perspective
2013 (English)In: Architectural Engineering and Design Management, ISSN 1745-2007, E-ISSN 1752-7589, Vol. 9, no 1, p. 1-21Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A common definition of architectural qualities in general and the values of the qualities in particular can differ significantly in the understanding of different operators in the building construction sector. One platform to define and investigate architectural qualities is to use a property management perspective and focus on the tenants and their individual well-being in the accommodation. In this study, architectural qualities were investigated in three residential areas with multi-family buildings in Sweden: Backa Röd, Högsbohöjd and Nybodahöjden. The data were collected from interviews with building industry people and the residential tenants. Three architectural qualities became the foundation for the interviews: properties and characteristics of the surroundings, usage flexibility within the apartment, the patina and mellowness of building components. The investigation of collected data was inspired by a method called grounded theory (GT). In this study, GT was used to discover and develop a theory of architectural caring, where architectural qualities have a bearing on the nature of a residential area. We found that a central focus in the residential property management perspective is architectural caring. To care for the houses, materials, construction and the neighbourhood environment is to care for the residents and give them a sense of belonging.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Taylor & Francis, 2013
Keywords
Architecture, architectural caring, architectural qualities, belonging, grounded theory, property management, residential buildings, tenants
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-53318 (URN)10.1080/17452007.2012.664325 (DOI)2-s2.0-84871760012 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2012-03-20 Created: 2012-03-20 Last updated: 2023-03-23Bibliographically approved
Nordwall, U. (2012). Architectural qualities in housing. (Licentiate dissertation). Umeå: Umeå universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Architectural qualities in housing
2012 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet, 2012. p. 100
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-51934 (URN)978-91-7459332-7 (ISBN)
Presentation
2012-01-12, Arkitekthögskolan, Umeå universitet, Umeå, 13:00 (Swedish)
Opponent
Supervisors
Available from: 2012-02-10 Created: 2012-02-04 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Nordwall, U. & Olofsson, T. (2011). A quantitative approach for valuating architectural qualities. The Open Construction and Building Technology Journal, 5, 105-112
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A quantitative approach for valuating architectural qualities
2011 (English)In: The Open Construction and Building Technology Journal, ISSN 1874-8368, Vol. 5, p. 105-112Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Architectural qualities is often valuated based on a describable nature with a more personal interpretation, such as living space, size of ground plot, the number of sanitation rooms, or standard points according to the property taxation. Models with values of a more measurable qualitative nature, such monetary parameters,are less used. Within other research areas, for example the environmental and economic field, there are examples of well used qualitative models. One example is the Contingent Valuation (CV) model. It can be used to measure values in terms of willingness to pay on a hypothetic market. In this paper we introduce adirect quantitative approach for evaluating architectural qualities based on the theory of CV. The architectural qualities investigated are: the patina and mellowness of building components, usage flexibility within the apartment, and properties and characteristics of the surroundings.

The method has been applied on a smaller case-study of 150 people living in cooperative and rented flats at Ålidhem, Ålidbacken and Östermalm in Umeå, Sweden. The case study was used merely to demonstrate and evaluate the methodology. The study indicated that the introduced three architectural values could be investigated with the used CV approach. It was found that the tenants had a measureable willingness to pay for those qualities. This supports a notion that valuations of architectural qualities are not entirely subjective and dependent on the individuals. Consequently the study supports the proposal to use qualitative measures to grade and compare such qualities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bentham Open, 2011
Keywords
Architectural quality, Management, Cooperative flat, Rented flat, Quantitative method, Monetary terms
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-51927 (URN)10.2174/1874836801105010105 (DOI)2-s2.0-84855487581 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2012-02-04 Created: 2012-02-04 Last updated: 2023-03-23Bibliographically approved
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