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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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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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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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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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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