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MONDAY 8 FEBRUARY
Examiners: Per-Johan Dahl, Emma Nilsson
Supervisors: Gediminas Kirdeikis, Laura Liuke, Paulina Prieto de la Fuente
Critics: Mattias Andreasson, Petra Jenning, Monika Jonson, Sandra Kopljar, Adriana Seserin
13:00 Karin Göransson (PJD/LL) MA + EN
14:30 Tora Pedeby (EN/PPdlF) AS + SK
16:00 Tobias Brandt (PJD/GK) PJ + MJ (in english)
TUESDAY 9 FEBRUARY
Examiners: David Andrén, Mattias Kärrholm, Jesper Magnusson, Christer Malmström, Tomas Tägil
Supervisors: Elin Daun, Gediminas Kirdeikis, Jesper Magnusson, Emma Nilsson, Maria Rasmussen, Tomas Tägil
Critics: Mattias Andreasson, Måns Holst-Ekström, Gunilla Kronvall, Christer Malmström, Emma Nilsson, Maria Rasmussen, Gunnar Sandin
09:00 Arthur Campling (MK/EN) MHE + GS
10:30 Linnea Almgren (JM/TT) MA + EN
13:00 Linda Wiberg (TT/MR) MA + CM
14:30 Viktor Tamm (DA/GM+ED) GK + CM (in english)
16:00 Valentina Glavica (CM/JM) GK + MR (in english) MARK
WEDNESDAY 10 FEBRUARY
Examiners: David Andrén
Supervisors: Elin Daun, Ana Goidea, René Andersson, Thomas Hellquist, Andreea Marcu
Critics: René Andersson, Elin Daun, Lina Dahlström, Gediminas Kirdeikis, Gunilla Kronvall
09:00 Erik Selma Petersson (LHS/TH) LD + RA
10:30 Gabriel Canalp (LHS/RA) LD + JM
13:00 Majorie Yeo (DA/AM + ED) GK + GK (in english) MARK
14.30 Kate Heywood (DA/AG) GK + ED (in english) MARK
Valentina Glavica - The Curves of Nature
Examiner: Christer Malmström
Supervisor: Jesper Magnusson
Presentation and report in English
We are living on the edge!
The edge of the built and natural environment, the edge of water and land and the edge of times...
The project takes place in Norway, the country that is known for its outstanding nature and the country that became a leader in sustainability and in waterfront urban regeneration.
We live with the notion that we are not part of nature, but above it. We view nature as a conglomeration of resources available for our consumption, rather than the place that gives us life. For many years, nature gave us everything we needed and more, but nothing last forever. The biggest question of our time now stays - for how long more can we live this way?
This project is inspired by my personal connection with nature and outdoor environment and my worries that the place we know today will soon be destroyed. The attempt is to go beyond sustainability and towards regeneration and biophilia, with an aim to make a strong connection between architecture and the natural systems of the surrounding environment.
The intention is to propose a landscape-based climate and visitor centre, a building that will regenerate itself and serve as a public space intended to engage the community closer to the ecological natural processes as part of their daily life. The architecture itself will inform the public about the past and present facts of climate change and present a hope and actions associated with potential solutions to reach a better future.
I want to, through architecture, raise awareness, make a positive impact, reconnect cities with nature and educate people to do and act better for our environment!
- today, not tomorrow -
Kate Heywood - Felted clay
Examiner: David Andréen
Supervisors: Ana Goidea and Anders Robertsson
New manufacturing and fabrication methods and data-driven, parametric design allows us to re-think how we use materials, and explore the potentials and limitations in using raw materials and traditional techniques in new ways. I wanted to investigate how we could go about using these new methods to explore enhancing what I would consider the most raw and simple form of building material: clay. More specifically, I wanted to harness the potential of robotics to be able to felt wool onto a clay structure, with the hope of creating a waterresistant membrane to protect the outer surface of a raw clay structure from elements which would usually cause decay. This thesis explored the relationships between materials, fabrication, and form. Exploring the possibilities and limitations which robotic felting brings, how it combines with clay, and finally what architectural features and considerations this could bring. With these relationships, I sought to design a shelter. As the wool is protecting the clay from the external elements, so the structure should protect the occupants. The form of the shelter is both developed with consideration to the location, the functions, and also the fabrication possibilities and limitations found through experimentation.
Marjorie Yeo - Biomorphic Island Living
Supervisors: Andreea Marcu, Elin Daun
Examiner: David Andréen
The overarching theme of this thesis is biology. It seeks to answer how local biology can be further integrated into the design processes and how, as architects, we can consider the different environmental factors to create more ecologically-sensitive projects that respond to those issues.
The project site is a coastal village in Samar Island within the Philippine archipelago, 329 miles southeast from the capital Manila. Being the easternmost part of the country, which faces the Pacific Ocean, the island is even more susceptible to the effects of strong typhoons that regularly hit the country. Flooding is a perennial problem, even after storms pass.
At the same time, the area is also biologically rich. The established mussel industry is the biggest in the country, while vast hectares of mangroves lie on its periphery. The mangrove’s incredibly complex root system is a popular nursing ground for many marine species and has been widely acknowledged to be effective in breaking down the strong forces of the wind and water as they pass through it. How can this naturally occurring barrier provide inspiration for protecting the lives and properties of the local communities that live in low-lying coastal areas?
On a bigger scale, a million tonnes of solid shellfish and textile waste is generated annually around the world; of which a big percentage goes into landfill. How can we use the potential of this waste in the architectural production process?
The thesis takes into account all these environmental factors and uses them as starting points for various explorations in the design process. From material experiments using mussel shell waste, to fabrication explorations with textile formwork, using digital simulations as a tool to generate and analyse forms realised through the developed analogue fabrication technique.
The culmination of these explorations leads to a re-imagining of a coastal mussel farming village, where manmade and natural habitats can co-exist, resulting in a thriving ecosystem that protects and sustains all the species living within it. It is a response to the issues the locals deal with on a regular basis, but also a glimpse into how similar coastal communities around the world may adapt to the challenges of ecological hazards and depleting natural ecosystems.