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Architecture of the Forest

Hellsten, Jonathan LU (2018) AAHM01 20181
Department of Architecture and the Built Environment
Abstract
Sunlight is filtered through the web of branches giving an airy feel to the forest stroll. A soft floor and a light ceiling supported by majestic pillars encloses us in one of the most spectacular places nature has to offer. A homogeneous place, yet with variations in scale, texture and spaces. In one hand, an aggregation of small parts into a whole, on the other, clearly differentiated, strong objects.

A journey from a site survey in the southern boreal forest of Sweden to an urban housing strategy aimed for dense cities where greenery is sparse. Spatial qualities is measured and analysed to drive a design that inhabits the same qualities as the forest. Primarily the design is to hold spatial and aesthetic qualities of the forest,... (More)
Sunlight is filtered through the web of branches giving an airy feel to the forest stroll. A soft floor and a light ceiling supported by majestic pillars encloses us in one of the most spectacular places nature has to offer. A homogeneous place, yet with variations in scale, texture and spaces. In one hand, an aggregation of small parts into a whole, on the other, clearly differentiated, strong objects.

A journey from a site survey in the southern boreal forest of Sweden to an urban housing strategy aimed for dense cities where greenery is sparse. Spatial qualities is measured and analysed to drive a design that inhabits the same qualities as the forest. Primarily the design is to hold spatial and aesthetic qualities of the forest, giving a sense of being in the forest to urban dwellers. But as a bi-effect it could possibly affect humans psychosocially. Living close to forest areas have proven to effect stress levels, children’s cognitive development and expected life length (Kuhn et al. 2017). (Less)
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author
Hellsten, Jonathan LU
supervisor
organization
course
AAHM01 20181
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Architecture Forest Milano
language
English
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Contact:
Jonathan Hellsten
jonathankhellsten@gmail.com
+46707630549
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8954013
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https://issuu.com/jonathanhellsten9/docs/architecture_of_the_forest_hellsten_bab56f004dde5d
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2018-07-04 10:09:20
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  abstract     = {Sunlight is filtered through the web of branches giving an airy feel to the forest stroll. A soft floor and a light ceiling supported by majestic pillars encloses us in one of the most spectacular places nature has to offer. A homogeneous place, yet with variations in scale, texture and spaces. In one hand, an aggregation of small parts into a whole, on the other, clearly differentiated, strong objects.

A journey from a site survey in the southern boreal forest of Sweden to an urban housing strategy aimed for dense cities where greenery is sparse. Spatial qualities is measured and analysed to drive a design that inhabits the same qualities as the forest. Primarily the design is to hold spatial and aesthetic qualities of the forest, giving a sense of being in the forest to urban dwellers. But as a bi-effect it could possibly affect humans psychosocially. Living close to forest areas have proven to effect stress levels, children’s cognitive development and expected life length (Kuhn et al. 2017).},
  author       = {Hellsten, Jonathan},
  keyword      = {Architecture Forest Milano},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Architecture of the Forest},
  year         = {2018},
}