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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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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