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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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 one of the Polish regions established an architectural competition to call for ideas for a reference house,…

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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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All-timber hanging staircase

This project was developed in a team during a one-week annual wood workshop at Laboratory of Sustainable Architectural Production. We had some high quality pinewood and a task to build a staircase reaching 2,40 m, but using only wooden joints. No screws, nails or glue was allowed. Inspired by Japanese joinery, we chose to test…

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Afterparty

We want to define a place with an unforgettable, informal, festive atmosphere where people can enjoy a summer afternoon.A meeting point easy to find both during day and night. Our solution is not strictly formal, rather a synthesis of the summer spirit. We design a light, colorful structure that will be a clear landmark in…

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