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Huset: Beskrivning av en designprocess
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering.
2007 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This report documents my final thesis at the University of Linköping/ Carl Malmsten CTD, the furniture design programme, in spring 2007.

The purpose is to give an overview of how I have worked on the basis of my design methodology in its different stages. The report explains the design process, ideas/initiation stage via outlines and 3D modelling to the prototype production.

The hypothesis has been as follows: " Is it possible to increase the status of the traditional outhouse through form, function and material and to give the user a flexible and unique experience through the use of a modern dry closet, as an alternative to the water closet?"

The theme is based on the present discourse. The target group is residents/summer residents in a sensitive environment as the archipelago of Stockholm, where nature's limits/excludes the use of today's standard solution, the water closet. With my strong emotional connection to this archipelago I wish to offer a positive solution to the tabooed outhouse in this great nature.

The aim has been to create an outhouse suitable for prefabrication. For form I have opted for a shape that harmonizes with nature and does not reveal the function of the "house". Through the house's architecture I have attempted to create conditions of contact with the outside nature and remove the negative biases of the house inside.

Technically, the house is based on a urine separating dry closet. The construction is compatible with other various dry closet systems. This principle of dry closet abides to the environmental needs without access to drainage, water and/or electricity.

The base construction is Siberian larch (Larix sibirica). The material is naturally rotresistant and a viable alternative to poisonous impregnated woods and other similar methods. In the same spirit a hygenic composite material, Corian, is used as a feat/bench.

The house is consisting of thirteen prefabricated parts meant for the user to conveniently assemble with the help of only a screwdriver and spanner.

In my design work process I believe that the form of this construction could be a base for a series of products in various sizes, such as a sauna, a garden shed, or a smaller place to live.

The full documentation of my project can be found in the project document.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling , 2007. , 72 p.
Keyword [en]
out house
Keyword [sv]
Huset, dass, uthus, prefabricering, miljövänligt, arkitektur
National Category
Architectural Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-9435ISRN: LIU-IEI-TEK-G--07/0007--SEOAI: diva2:23913
2007-06-06, Skissal, Söders Hantverkshus, Tjärhovsg. 12, stockholm, 13:15
Available from: 2008-01-07 Created: 2008-01-07

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