Search for dissertations about: "helena mattsson"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 6 swedish dissertations containing the words helena mattsson.

  1. 1. Arkitektur och konsumtion : Reyner Banham och utbytbarhetens estetik

    Author : Helena Mattsson; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; Reyner Banham; architecture; consumption; design; aesthetic; Independent Group; Post-war period; Jean Baudrillard; late capitalism; pop art; mass production; Walter Benjamin; Richard Hamilton; differentiated market; flexible organization; the new brutalism; Alison and Peter Smithson; House of the Future; machine aesthetics; futurism; technology; tradition; environment; operative criticism; Buckminster Fuller; arkitektur; konsumtion; design; estetik; Independent group; efterkrigstiden; senkapitalism; popkonst; massproduktion; populärkultur; Civil engineering and architecture; Samhällsbyggnadsteknik och arkitektur;

    Abstract : The dissertation analyses the relation between architecture, design and consumption according to Peter Reyner Banham’s notion of an “aesthetics of expendability”. This issue is studied through such source materials as texts, buildings, competition entries and exhibitions produced from the early fifties to the early sixties. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Ghost Boulevard

    Author : Bojan Boric; Helena Mattsson; Meike Schalk; Jennifer Mack; Tahl Kaminer; KTH; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; urban planning; urban design; architecture; antropology; critical historiography; Urban Design; Stadsbyggnad;

    Abstract : In 1947, Soviet architect Alexey Shchusev developed a large-scale urban renewal project for the post-war city of Chisinau, the then-capital of the SSR of Moldova. Part of the master plan was the construction of Boulevard D. Cantemir, which would cut through the city’s historic fabric. READ MORE

  3. 3. Inside the Ideal Home : The Changing Values of Apartment Living and the Promotion of Consumption in Sweden, 1950-1970

    Author : Maria Perers; Amy F. Ogata; Pat Kirkham; Helena Mattsson; Material Culture Design History Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; advice literature; building code; consumer education; domesticity; ikea; interior design; home economics; Swedish design; konsumtion; konsumentupplysning; bostadsplanering; byggnormer; hemmet; heminredning; folkhemmet; designhistoria; kök; ikea; kooperativa förbundet; Design; Design; Materiella kulturer; Materiella kulturer; Humaniora; Humaniora; Design; Design;

    Abstract : This dissertation explores the image of the ideal home in Sweden, an idea closely bound to the spatial dynamics of building norms and the outfitting of the domestic household, from the 1950s through the 1960s. By examining official, commercial, and consumer-cooperative ideals of housing and home, I attempt to understand and analyze correlations between various visions of the ideal apartment home and the social, political, economic, and cultural contexts in which they were conceived during the heyday of the Swedish welfare state. READ MORE

  4. 4. The Construction of Construction : The Wenner-Gren Center and the possibility of steel building in postwar Sweden

    Author : Frida Rosenberg; Timothy Anstey; Helena Mattsson; Timothy Hyde; KTH; []
    Keywords : architecture history; architecture technology; Wenner-Gren Center; steel; construction; construction sites; architecture practice; prototype; knowledge production; the Swedish Institute of Steel Construction; postwar Sweden; arkitekturhistoria; arkitekturteknik; Wenner-Gren Center; stål; stålkonstruktion; byggplatser; arkitekturpraktik; prototyp; kunskapsproduktion; Stålbyggnadsinstitutet; svensk efterkrigstid; Architecture; Arkitektur;

    Abstract : The Wenner-Gren Center in Stockholm, built between 1954 and 1966, consists of three buildings dedicated to interdisciplinary and scientific research, designed by Sune Lindström and Alf Bydén of Vattenbyggnadsbyrån (VBB). The project was sponsored by Axel Wenner-Gren, and received support from the Swedish state through the donation of a property at the northern end of Stockholm’s thoroughfare Sveavägen. READ MORE

  5. 5. Imagining the Organic City : Modern Tropes of Organization

    Author : Meike Schalk; Kenneth Olwig; Sven Olov Wallenstein; Helena Mattsson; M Christine Boyer; Faculty of Landscape Architecture Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences SLU Alnarp; []
    Keywords : organic; organism; types; evolution; city; society; biology; Patrick Geddes; urban design; metabolism; organization;

    Abstract : The thesis examines three ’organic tropes’ of modern architecture and urban design, addressing different crucial moments of change within modernist discourse. Attention is focused on the institutionalization of ‘town planning’ at the turn of the last century; the shift during the post-war years; and the beginning of urban debate in Japan during the early 1960s. READ MORE