The design of the overall form for the Forumtorget sofa has been completed at this stage, to be refined further during the phase for construction drawings.
The new prototype for the Forumtorgtet sofa, developed by Dsearch is now on site. The prototype explores three alternate materials, and was produced by Tidaholm Industries. The design was based on sampled parts of the planned 70 meter sofa, with the aim to investigate performance in terms of comfort, identity, structure, material and manufacture.
The doctoral thesis Architectural Prototypes II: Reformations, Speculations and Strategies within the Digital Design Field was defended at KTH School of Architecture in Stockholm on June 8th 2012 with opponent Mette Ramsgard Thomsen (PhD, Professor and Head of CITA, Copenhagen). The research studies were conducted at the Division for Project Communication, with thesis subject Architecture. Read more here.
The design development for the Forumtorget continues, and is now focused on the integration of lighting systems into the lamella based fabrication principles. Studies are conducted through both physcial an ddigital/parametric development, with a desgn team combining the competences within White Arkitekter and LYX furniture produder (and designer Jonas Wannfors, who designed Topografi, in the LYX line of products). A full-scale prototype is planned to be installed at Forumtorget, Uppsala, in March 2013.
This lecture was giving an overview of how 3d-printing and additive manufacture can be seen as a technology that provides new opportunities for archtiecture and construction. The talk was given at the 3dp-dagen, a one day conference assembling different interests wihtin this technological paradigm, from many different disciplines. The lecture included examples from practice and teaching, as well as cutting edge explorative work within architectural research.
Lecture at Beckmans School of Desing in Stockholm, introducing the idea of digital and paramatric design concepts to interior design students. The lecture was based on examples from architectural practice and academia, and also discussed different scales of engagement. The discussion following the presentation covered issues from urban design to expected skills in future careers.
The development for Formtorget incorporates physical models produced by our inhouse laser cutter, that allows investigations of formal prinsiples in regards to aesthetic qualities, seating comfort as well as fabrication logics. The parametric model used enables the production of models from 1:50 to 1:1 to be produced.
Following an earlier proposal, Dsearch developed a design for a series of 30 unique panels used for fences and view obstruction in the Koggens gränd housing project. Using the Voronoi diagram, a digital design trope overly used in past years and these days integrated as an automated function within Grasshopper, the development was focused on achieving different types of transformations of the pattern, creating panels with shifting densities and local variations that encompass house numbers and protective details for security measures.
Dsearch developed a series of proposals for massing and facades of Braxen 19, a block in central Linköping. The design prinicples was concieved in response to the ideas formed within the White Linköping office, and will be further refined as the project continues. Two properties of this block was under consideration, and the concept involved two alternate pattern formations, and two alternate modes of execution – a lamella based design and a panel based design.
On June 8th 2012 I defended my doctoral thesis, and passing the procedure, I received a doctorate of Archtiecture. The end of a journey starting in 2005, it was a challenge, a moment of great joy, and a time of despair. Looking back, I have to express my gratitude most strongly to many. My family; my mother Else, my sisters Anna and Camilla, my brother Hans, their spouses Colin, Martti and Lotta, my nieces and nephews Mathilda, Emma, Max and Jonathan (the photographers), and Amelie, my love, and her parents Bo and Suzanne, and sister Ebba with Pete.All for making this event something that joined professional passions with the most personal issues.
For making the endeavor possible: my professor Örjan, advisor Katja, opponent Mette, chairman Tina, and review board Lars-Henrik, Thomas and Marcus. For the celebration again my family, Amelie, Bo (in charge of the barbecue), Suzanne, Anna-Lisa, Birgitta, and Erik, and collegues Desireé. Erika, Nina, Hamia, Milad and Sander.
For speeches far beyond my expectations; Anna, Örjan, Nina, Bo, Daniel, Marja, Elsa, Ulrika. For making it possible to celebrate in a marvelous spot, Karin and the White Stockholm office. End friends travelling from far; Kjell and Emilia.
For coordinating, providing the atmosphere, and making git all possible; Ulrika, and again Amelie! While the thesis itself exposes little of the joy and sadness of this day, it can be read here. And for absent loved ones; my father and his partner; Svante and Ulla-Britt, sincerely missed and never forgotten.