bachelor project spring 2011.
Imagine yourself a rope of pearls, diamonds being thrown out in the park. Some of them solitary, others clustered together, forming rooms inside and outside.
These building structures, made of concrete and glass, consist of 4-5 smaller studios where artists in residence live and work for a couple of months. The studios are secluded, occupied by contemplative artist who search concentration and quietness. In contrast to the studios a larger group of buildings forms a node of activity where the artists meet, socialize, perform, bathe, work in the workshop and integrate with the visitors.
With slightly tilted, thick walls and high ceiling you get the feeling of being in a rough and free place, where work and experiment can take place. The high windows stretching from floor to ceiling, with deep niches, provides the indispensable sunlight.
Outside new gardens within the park grow up. Fruit trees and berries grow seemingly wild, you ́ll find strawberries and potato fields in the high grass. Here and there walls and slabs emerge from the wild grass, resembling the structure of the buildings and providing outdoor rooms for act, show or rest.
The square Värnhemstorget in Malmö is a center for a major part of the outgoing and incoming traffic of the city. It is a real hub of communication, with a lot of commuters that wait for and change buses.
The area is at the moment in a state of change, from being Malmö´s somewhat backyard it is now shifting to become a neighborhood with exploitation, new shopping malls and gentrification.
To create a more intimate character, this project suggests a roof structure that defines rooms in the otherwise quite vast and windy square.
The roof functions not only as a definer of space, but also gives opportunities to connect lamps, heaters and technical equipment to it, and of course it serves as a shield for the harsh and unfriendly weather in Malmö.
The main structure consists of steel beams forming triangular shapes. Different types of materials and patterns fill up the construction, forming exquisite shadows and rooms.
Studio project togehter with Oskar Edström, Sara Hellgren and Marta Nestorov.
The Imaginary Project is all about developing the creative process.
It began with the creating of a fictional character.
From the idea of an inside vs. an outside, things hidden within something else, the figure of a transvestite emerged.
The second phase of the design process was to imagine a place and context for this character. My transvestite lives in the Nevada desert.
In this milieu I created a house.
A refuge, a simple shelter that provides the necessities. The house is constructed of layers of vaguely tilted walls, that gives protection from sun heat and insight.
The last part of the project was to create a piece of furniture inspired by the person and its home.
The furniture from this project participaded at the Stockholm furniture fair, spring 2009.
Developing a strategy how to make the neighborhood Lilla Råby in Lund, Sweden, to become a vibrant and lively center for D.I.Y. culture and handicraft.
The program includes among other things:
Workshops for the community. A handicraft school.
Studios for artists and students and apartments for artists on scholarship.
A market where locally produced arts & craft are sold.
A food center, where food is produced, cooked and sold in a café/restaurant. Connected to gardens and to a bakery.
Free outdoor activities such as basketball hoops and ping-pong tables.
The outcome of the project emphasizes on the illustrative and storytelling quality of urban planning rather than the strictly technical one.