Wooden Space

What counts most when it comes to a building is the immediate experience. Wooden Space is not much more than a shelter for fire and sleep. And yet, its reductive concept opens possibilities for what should not be preconceived. The design is simple: three walls are solid, one is open. The cabin remains disguised in…

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Sheltering landscapes

In November 2015 I joined a construction workshop in Northern Greece. It was a unique collaborative project developed and produced by LiAi studio who got in contact with a speleological association Mavros Vrachos. The speologist were in need for a permanent base in the neighborhood of 20 highly interesting and newly discovered caves located in…

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Fika Commons

My Master Thesis is an extensive study of the architecture providing social sustainability in the remote areas of Northern Sweden. The project was triggered by a number of bike trips around Umeå, which allowed me to notice the special role of the village stores as places not only to do errands, but in first place to meet others,…

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One-week sauna

It was very cold in February in Northern Sweden, so there are just a few pictures. We were building two movable saunas, by referencing the dimensions our bodies to a timber frame structure. The walls were fitted with insulation and vapour barrier and cladded with raw spruce. We used the saunas very frequently in the…

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Rural low-energy house

In Poland the omnipresence of catalog houses became an important issue, as they tend to lead to spatial chaos and neglect the historical differences between regions, not mentioning the low architectural quality of the designs. The administration of on of the Polish regions established an architectural competition to call for ideas for a reference house,…

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Common Life research

Sweden and Denmark are instant references for cohousing, sharing and living together. But is it really such a big thing in Scandinavia? During one semester our studio collectively investigated the housing landscape of Sweden and examined numerous case studies from around the world. I got my interest in circular buildings, which originate from vernacular clan settlements…

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Infrastructure for Common Life

After the era of welfare state and ‘Million Programme‘, Sweden is no longer at the forefront of affordable housing. Few large owners and developers have clearly defined the market and seem to be well too comfortable in their positions, while a number of citizens, especially with lower income and surplus time, like students and immigrants, are left…

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The Fab Lab

The Fab Lab has its roots in the concept of a “Critical Fiction” and takes its name from the Latin “fabula”: a discourse, story or narrative, which has come into English as ‘fable’ or ‘fabulous’ (worthy of a story). In a critical fiction, a story is used to understand problems by discussing them from another’s…

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habitat.decoded

The future has arrived. In Sweden, a country famous for its close relation with nature, we’re now working in an artificially created environment where air and light, the most obvious human needs are defined by programmers of the HVAC and lighting systems. I have a specific interest in exploring the new Architecture School building at…

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Nomadic Shelter

These two words: nomadic and shelter, reflect the very needs of the people from Nordic traditions. The intervention is to create a very simple prototype shelter for fire, sleep and meetings. A playful sequence of functional spaces is created using the module of an inhabitable wooden box. These wooden boxes, designed to the dimensions of…

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