Solinsieme: [alone - together]

Student thesis: Master thesis (including HD thesis)

  • Maja Elise Daugård Klausen
  • Lone Brøndum Jørgensen
4. term, Architecture, Master (Master Programme)
Informed by the contemporary discussion on how elderly are being treated in the society, as well as the fact that the demography is changing rapidly, resulting in an increasing group of people over 60 years, this master thesis is concerned with this group of people. Thus, we are proposing a new typology, which can accommodate a social way of living together, however, not compromising the fundamentals of privacy and contemplation.

The social housing complex of approximately 3000m2 is a part of the development plan of FredericiaC between the Little Belt and the existing city center of Fredericia, a progress extending over the next 20 years. FredericiaC presents a strong vision of an active and diversified neighborhood, which complies with a central focus of the thesis, to study, understand and thus incorporate the notion of dwelling, which explores the urban scale as well as the house and institution.

The diversified usage of private house and social institution is met through the means of dividing these modes, however intensively working with the transitions and relations, to encourage the movement between. This key focus is implemented and solved by the means of a folding wall, forming both the houses, the institution and the transition to the urban space.

Striving to obtain an outcome which fuses both architecture and engineering, the approach to the project is based on a tectonic understanding, thus is the wall both structural and furnishing, why it contains both measurable and the unmeasurable. The wall has the potential of defining social centers within the institution, containing functions as the kitchen, as well as addressing the human scale, in terms of its level of detailing and the possibility to occupy it as furniture.
Publication date28 May 2014
Number of pages118
ID: 198205713