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- Post25 kvadratmeter liv - ett sökande efter ljus och skuggor i små byggnader(2014) Radeklev, Therése; Chalmers tekniska högskola / Institutionen för arkitektur; Chalmers University of Technology / Department of Architecture
- PostA (s)pace for rest: how architecture can support recovery and reduce stress for hospital staff(2022) Barkfors, Ebba; Bergman, Jennie; Chalmers tekniska högskola / Institutionen för arkitektur och samhällsbyggnadsteknik (ACE); Caira, Cristiana; Miedema, ElkeWork-related stress is one of the most common causes of illness reported by workers. The Swedish Work Environment Authority’s forecasts show that stress-related illness is expected to increase in the future. The solution to the problem of work-related stress is complex and requires multidisciplinary measures. Recovery is a key factor for us to feel good and be able to perform. The institute of stress medicine in Gothenburg has conducted a study to assess how the pandemic has affected the work environment. One of the conclusions from the study is that it is vital to ensure that there is a possibility of recovery during working hours. The most vulnerable workers are those in the healthcare and health sectors. During times of high workload such as the pandemic, studies show that many healthcare workers perceive their work environment as deteriorating. In general, healthcare staff currently have no guaranteed specific space at their workplace to be able to have an effective recovery during working hours. The physical environment has a great impact on our ability to recover mentally. Studies show that access to greenery in the workplace has a positive effect on stress and that the right type of focus and degree of complexity in a space can also reduce stress. The purpose of the thesis has been to explore the need for and design of a facility for healthcare workers that can support recovery and prevent work related stress. The aim has been to create an architecture where the design can support mental recovery by working with senses and atmospheres. The methods include literature studies within restorative environments, biophilic design, salutogenic design and interviews with relevant informers such as healthcare workers and people working within the field of occupational health. The investigation resulted in a design proposal consisting of partly acupuncture interventions and mainly a building, with a restorative layout that supports healthcare workers mental health both in a preventive and rehabilitating manner. It is located within Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg.
- PostA BRIGHTER DENSIFICATION - A concpet by qualitativ and quantitative research(2019) Marklinder, Erik Vilhelm; Chalmers tekniska högskola / Institutionen för arkitektur och samhällsbyggnadsteknik (ACE); Lund, Morten; Olsson, Jens
- PostA cinematic community - Reactivate the waterfront space of Järntorget(2014) Qi, Zhiyi; Chalmers tekniska högskola / Institutionen för arkitektur; Chalmers University of Technology / Department of Architecture
- PostA city of diversity - exploring possible strategies for the water edge of Gothenburg(2014) Swiatek, Edyta; Chalmers tekniska högskola / Institutionen för arkitektur; Chalmers University of Technology / Department of Architecture
- PostA DEEP CONVERSATION WITH NATURE ELEMENT - Combination of Architecture and Forest Bathing(2019) Yu, Huimin; Chalmers tekniska högskola / Institutionen för arkitektur och samhällsbyggnadsteknik; Chalmers University of Technology / Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering
- PostA few good rooms - Building for film and work in Gothenburg(2019) Matsson, Joel; Chalmers tekniska högskola / Institutionen för arkitektur och samhällsbyggnadsteknik; Chalmers University of Technology / Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering
- PostA frugal beauty(2021) Andersson, Mats; Chalmers tekniska högskola / Institutionen för arkitektur och samhällsbyggnadsteknik (ACE); Norell, Daniel; Christensson, PeterThis thesis explores perception and relationships of beauty, sustainable effects on nature, resources and urban landscape. Beauty and frugality, an exploration of finding positions of beauty in the simpel. It explores relationing, the act of establishing relations between things. As negotiations of indeterminate interactions, within the relative, the beauty in the brief and ephemeral interactions, time and change and continuous re-positioning. Relations of humans, non-humans, living, non-living, time and change, mattering, becoming, interactions and coalitions. A becoming-with or making-with of coalitions of individual differences into composts and conglomeration, a part/whole muddle. Facing human accountability for how humans are taking part in the world, by that, an exploration in how the inner and outer relational mechanisms of human bodies, consciousness and surroundings guides perception and orientation within the world and architectural space, with and between body and environment, humans and non-humans, living and non-living. An acceptance in allowing otherness, non-humans to take hold a mutual framework where other forces of nature can perform and be part of the becoming landscape. It’s a speculation into design of applying applications of (re) wilderness and apparatuses in these inbetween zones. Apparatuses, as partial (pre-)configuration(s) to situate relationships or relationing. A speculative design into means of making perceptible differences, not as a division exercise, but making differences that matter, as of mattering and becoming, making coalitions and networks. The thesis is within a situation(ing) around the edge of Masthuggskajen, Gothenburg, Sweden, within the discourse of in-between urban developments, in-between zones of Terrain Vague and within the discourse of allowing both humans and non-humans to find a space within gaps of the urban landscape. Taking account of the journey and becoming, to wander within these zones. A discussion and references within fields of Terrain vague, of East-asian philosophies, post-human philosophies of critical naturalism, and discussions of perception from Cinema and art.
- PostA GOTHIC REVIVAL - Evoking a medieval spirit by the design of a contemporary wood construction(2017) Oskarsson, David; Chalmers tekniska högskola / Institutionen för arkitektur; Chalmers University of Technology / Department of Architecture
- PostA Handbook on Facility Follow-Up_A Comparative Study on Intensive Care Patient Rooms(2013) Apple, Michael; Chalmers tekniska högskola / Institutionen för arkitektur; Chalmers University of Technology / Department of Architecture
- PostA Home Away From Home - Designing a patient hotel that promotes health in an urban context(2019) Pleijel, Jessica; Chalmers tekniska högskola / Institutionen för arkitektur och samhällsbyggnadsteknik; Chalmers University of Technology / Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering
- PostA home in the urban fringe(2023) Fintland, Gard; Chalmers tekniska högskola / Institutionen för arkitektur och samhällsbyggnadsteknik (ACE); Chalmers tekniska högskola / Institutionen för arkitektur och samhällsbyggnadsteknik (ACE); Gross, BjörnThe wave of modernist architecture that emerged during the latter half of the nineteenth century has become outdated. Jane Jacobs advocates for the value of the perimeter block as a backdrop for city life, Aldo Rossi writes about the importance of historical continuity in the urban environment, and Robert Venturi praises classical architecture ‘s aesthetic and structural principles. Over time, their arguments have gained significant recognition in the field of architecture, inspiring many architects to follow in their footsteps. However, we must not overlook our recent history and modern heritage. Urban developments from the modern era have ensured a more democratic and higher standard of living. Many residences are larger, offering better access to natural light and vegetation. Looking towards the future, new developments need to answer to contemporary challenges such as the climate crisis and the need for affordable housing. Our discipline requires constant reinvention to meet our time’s demands while drawing lessons from both recent and distant pasts. The outer city of Gothenburg, with large spaces occupied by infrastructure and ground parking, holds a large potential for the city’s continued expansion. In the Frölunda-Högsbo area, the municipality plans to develop housing for 100 000 new residents until 2035. Considering the scale of this intervention, planners risk upsetting the existing qualities of the district, but there is also an opportunity to improve and complement those qualities which are already there. This project aims to develop a group of urban blocks in Frölunda, on a parking lot squeezed between the iconic high-rise towers from the 1960s and a future boulevard that will serve as a central artery of the envisioned Frölunda City. Ambitions are to balance the local identity of Frölunda and its existing qualities against the current trends towards a denser urban form and classical language of architecture. The design explores hybridity, typology, atmosphere, and style through an investigation of the building context and references drawn from the historical city.
- PostA language for cloud nine: an investigation on volumetric modular rooftop extensions as sustainable multifamily housing(2022) Mohammadi, Mahsa; Chalmers tekniska högskola / Institutionen för arkitektur och samhällsbyggnadsteknik (ACE); Braide, Anna; Larsson, JanAs an outcome of growing populations, high demand for housing is increasing the cost of building for us and our planet, therefore, it is crucial to use the spaces and technologies available wisely in our cities. The construction industry in Sweden faces a great need for more housing, but the progress has not been on par with the need. Rooftop architecture is a solution which offers the opportunity of using the existing infrastructure to create more functional spaces in the city, including but not limited to residential buildings. In this thesis, the modular building method has been explored for this purpose. Three research questions drive the thesis: 1. How can prefabricated volumetric CLT modules be designed efficiently for rooftop housing? 2. How can a catalogue of possible compositions of prefabricated volumetric CLT modules be designed and composed together to form multifamily rooftop housing that is adaptable to a variety of contexts? 3. Which buildings in the city would be suitable options for rooftop extensions? Literature and case studies form the foundation of the design process, afterwards, design strategies are drawn from them to explore design solutions for the concept of volumetric building method with CLT for rooftop housing. Initially, a limited number of modules are introduced, and then they are expanded into multiple apartments and arranged into compositions. In the final step, these compositions have been implemented on two different sites in Gothenburg. The findings consist of conclusions drawn from this design process for best practices. In summary, the main findings are as follows: It has been determined that using several modules with different lengths will be more effective in terms of the limitations in the dimensions of the existing building as well as providing to a mix of target users for each case. Furthermore, because of the structural durability of CLT as the main building material, along with the flexibility of organizing the apartments built with modules in diverse compositions, spaces between them can be adjusted according to the requirements for the site.
- PostA LIBRARY IN LINNÉ - EXPLORING THE INTERSECTION OF A WOODEN CONSTRUCTION AND A LIBRARY(2020) Forkman, Frida; Sahlén, Amanda; Chalmers tekniska högskola / Institutionen för arkitektur och samhällsbyggnadsteknik (ACE); Gross, Björn; Ekegren, MikaelHow do one imagine a library? Many of us have probably entered reading rooms with light flooding in through an open roof or high windows. Libraries similar to the chapel in the way the sequence of spaces are strengthened through light and materiality, buildings which provides a peaceful environment. For centuries libraries have been a hallmark for cities, buildings representing knowledge and learning. In the last 500 years the library has evolved from being a private exclusive building to become a symbol for community and democracy. Today the library of Linnéstaden is located on the first floor in an office building along Första Långgatan, a hidden site in relation to the public function. In this thesis a new location is proposed next to the landmark Hagabion, with a visible spot from one of Gothenburg’s most active boulevards. This to lift and emphasize the public function since the library have been and still is one of our most recognizable institutions. The proposal strives to be sustainable and therefore a wooden construction is investigated as the basis of the architectural expression. The design has been centred around how the construction of the building can be readable and space defining. Another aim has been to explore how architecture can present a building where learning and focus is important. This resulted in finding an intersection between a wooden construction and the experience of a library. The thesis departs from an analysis of projects where the architects have been working with construction as a tool to create a certain architectural language. Libraries with a stricter geometry, by architects such as Louis Kahn and Max Dudler, have inspired the design both in terms of floor plan layout and light inlet. The studies have guided the project in terms of how to express materials and construction both in the interior and the exterior. The design strives to create an intimate relation between the user, the materiality and the book. A place in contrast from the daily stress where ideas and knowledge can thrive.
- PostA LIBRARY OF LIFE - Exploring the possibility of different atmosphere for reading space(2017) Bi, Wenhui; Chalmers tekniska högskola / Institutionen för arkitektur; Chalmers University of Technology / Department of Architecture
- PostA library serving the Gothenburg community(2023) Emini, Zemir; Chalmers tekniska högskola / Institutionen för arkitektur och samhällsbyggnadsteknik (ACE); Chalmers tekniska högskola / Institutionen för arkitektur och samhällsbyggnadsteknik (ACE); Ekegren, MikaelThis master thesis investigates wood, a material that in recent years is becoming relevant in contemporary architecture. For a long time in history wood was the main building material, but with the advent of reinforced concrete this material has been almost forgotten. In recent years, however, the characteristics and merits of this environmentally friendly construction material have been rediscovered. My primary focus for this study is to utilize new wooden components as a central element in the design of a building. Through this process, I will conduct a comprehensive investigation of these innovative materials, assessing their viability and effectiveness in construction. The outcome is to design a free standing public building, a library, which has wood as main material in its design. The project area is located on a parking lot next to the historic Feskekörka building, an icon of the city of Gothenburg. The site is located in a central area of the city, close to the historic center and the canal that surrounds the Inom Vallgraven area. The goal of this thesis is to answer the research question by designing a building that harmoniously interacts with its environment, contents, and users. By utilizing new wooden components, I aim to create a sustainable and functional structure that enhances the user experience and effectively accommodates the building’s intended purpose. Research questions: How can new timber elements influence architecture ? In what ways can the use of modern timber elements create a more expressive and cohesive spatial experience?