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Bojgatan 1 Circulating Happiness

Brown, Alexander LU (2020) AAHM10 20192
Department of Architecture and the Built Environment
Abstract
Can the way we design apartment buildings have a positive effect on our mental welfare and make
us feel happier? Bojgatan 1 is an attempt to explore how architecture can help us to feel and live
better.
With over half of all residences in Sweden being of only one person living in very standardised tried
and tested apartment types, could this cultural consequence affect the welfare of these residents?
Recently loneliness and depression have become an essential issue in Sweden, and the design of
residential apartments currently, is ill-considered to meet this problem.
Through studies, people have understood the importance of social integration in peoples lives.
Projects now have tried to create residential spaces that encourage... (More)
Can the way we design apartment buildings have a positive effect on our mental welfare and make
us feel happier? Bojgatan 1 is an attempt to explore how architecture can help us to feel and live
better.
With over half of all residences in Sweden being of only one person living in very standardised tried
and tested apartment types, could this cultural consequence affect the welfare of these residents?
Recently loneliness and depression have become an essential issue in Sweden, and the design of
residential apartments currently, is ill-considered to meet this problem.
Through studies, people have understood the importance of social integration in peoples lives.
Projects now have tried to create residential spaces that encourage sociability. However, these
places can appear selective and induce forced socialisation among the people.
What if the residential building was looked at differently and designed for the residents to subtly
integrate, creating a sense of community and 'neighbourhoodness'.
Bojgatan 1 stands as an idea for a new way to think about the lost spaces of apartment buildings
passively aiding the mental welfare of the residents by bringing neighbours together, subtly and
playfully. (Less)
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author
Brown, Alexander LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
an approach to apartment design
course
AAHM10 20192
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Happiness design silo architecture circulation core space
report number
1
language
English
id
9024831
date added to LUP
2020-07-14 11:55:21
date last changed
2020-07-14 11:55:21
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  abstract     = {Can the way we design apartment buildings have a positive effect on our mental welfare and make
us feel happier? Bojgatan 1 is an attempt to explore how architecture can help us to feel and live
better.
With over half of all residences in Sweden being of only one person living in very standardised tried
and tested apartment types, could this cultural consequence affect the welfare of these residents?
Recently loneliness and depression have become an essential issue in Sweden, and the design of
residential apartments currently, is ill-considered to meet this problem.
Through studies, people have understood the importance of social integration in peoples lives.
Projects now have tried to create residential spaces that encourage sociability. However, these
places can appear selective and induce forced socialisation among the people.
What if the residential building was looked at differently and designed for the residents to subtly
integrate, creating a sense of community and 'neighbourhoodness'.
Bojgatan 1 stands as an idea for a new way to think about the lost spaces of apartment buildings
passively aiding the mental welfare of the residents by bringing neighbours together, subtly and
playfully.},
  author       = {Brown, Alexander},
  keyword      = {Happiness design silo architecture circulation core space},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Bojgatan 1 Circulating Happiness},
  year         = {2020},
}