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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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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Desk Farm

The assignment asked to investigate the city centre of Umeå and propose a hybrid building with a holistic sustainable agenda. The main issues that I wanted to adress are locally produced food, flexible office spaces and inviting the citizens into the building. The programme is working together in an ecosystem: the air with elevated CO2…

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Szymany airport

This design for a new regional airport in Szymany, Poland aims to establish a connection between the regional character and oncoming air operations. The areas of Warmia and Mazury are famous for natural landscapes and the new airport will be the first impression for thousands of visitors. Thus, the architecture is meant to synthesize the localness into a sincere and elegant…

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District culture house

The task was to design a local culture house, located in a calm district of vintage villas. I chose to surprise the visitors with a modest, yet expressive proposal. The volume is engaging the visitors on many levels, with largely glazed ground floor, inviting for a short term visit into the media room, exhibition space or…

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Cubehouse

The design task of this semester project was to design a residential building through transformation of a cube. My intention was to design spacious apartments, that would be a comfortable alternative to a detached house on the peripheries of the city. For the design of the apartments, the key decision to define their character was to…

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Frame house

A design project for an imaginary client. The resident of this house was a movie producer, an thus the design was inspired by film frame and its movement. The house has a clear composition: an open and bright daytime zone is separated from the quiet and discreet night zone by a corridor. All major rooms…

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