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Rum för väntan - En studie av keramiska material i arkitektur

Hjelm, Sofia LU (2018) AAHM01 20181
Department of Architecture and the Built Environment
Abstract
Clay as a craft material has fascinated me for a long time. It is a very versatile material that can be so smooth and ductile but also, after firing, extremely hard and strong. Why is this material, with all its characteristics not used as an architectural material more often? I started looking at ceramic materials in architecture and found that they are somewhat related to the act of waiting. In hospitals, ceramic tiles have been used to create an hygienic environment where people are waiting to see the doctor, and in many subway stations the material is used because it is durable and easy to clean. So the first part of the project is a study of the subway in Stockholm, and its rooms for waiting. I wanted to make this thesis project to a... (More)
Clay as a craft material has fascinated me for a long time. It is a very versatile material that can be so smooth and ductile but also, after firing, extremely hard and strong. Why is this material, with all its characteristics not used as an architectural material more often? I started looking at ceramic materials in architecture and found that they are somewhat related to the act of waiting. In hospitals, ceramic tiles have been used to create an hygienic environment where people are waiting to see the doctor, and in many subway stations the material is used because it is durable and easy to clean. So the first part of the project is a study of the subway in Stockholm, and its rooms for waiting. I wanted to make this thesis project to a tactile one, a project that focuses on detailing from the very beginning, from the making of the building material itself. In short, this is a project about a sort of three dimensional ceramic tile, that builds the wall itself. It is also a project of a bigger scale that is traffic sites, more specifically bus stops. These are locations that a lot of people visit and spend time in, often multiple times a day. They are also very often harsh, gray and noisy. With the ceramic material in focus, I wanted to lift these everyday places and create bus stops that are places where you would actually want to spend time waiting. (Less)
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Hjelm, Sofia LU
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AAHM01 20181
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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Keramik, arkitektur, väntan, hållplatser, stadsbyggnad, hantverk, lera, modul, ceramics, architecture, crafting, clay, detail
language
Swedish
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8957879
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2018-09-05 08:24:48
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2018-09-05 08:24:48
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  abstract     = {Clay as a craft material has fascinated me for a long time. It is a very versatile material that can be so smooth and ductile but also, after firing, extremely hard and strong. Why is this material, with all its characteristics not used as an architectural material more often? I started looking at ceramic materials in architecture and found that they are somewhat related to the act of waiting. In hospitals, ceramic tiles have been used to create an hygienic environment where people are waiting to see the doctor, and in many subway stations the material is used because it is durable and easy to clean. So the first part of the project is a study of the subway in Stockholm, and its rooms for waiting. I wanted to make this thesis project to a tactile one, a project that focuses on detailing from the very beginning, from the making of the building material itself. In short, this is a project about a sort of three dimensional ceramic tile, that builds the wall itself. It is also a project of a bigger scale that is traffic sites, more specifically bus stops. These are locations that a lot of people visit and spend time in, often multiple times a day. They are also very often harsh, gray and noisy. With the ceramic material in focus, I wanted to lift these everyday places and create bus stops that are places where you would actually want to spend time waiting.},
  author       = {Hjelm, Sofia},
  keyword      = {Keramik,arkitektur,väntan,hållplatser,stadsbyggnad,hantverk,lera,modul,ceramics,architecture,crafting,clay,detail},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Rum för väntan - En studie av keramiska material i arkitektur},
  year         = {2018},
}