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Lidén, Ola, 2012. Game, set, city - a search for small scale urbanity. Second cycle, A2E. Alnarp: SLU, Landscape Architecture (until 121231)

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Abstract

This thesis is a two part work, that deals mostly with the visual aspect of
urban design, done partly as a cooperation between a landscape architect and
a housing architect. While rooted in established conventions for structuring
a city, it is focused more on what ”city” actually looks like, and why that
is. It should be noted that while parts of the work are developed with nordic
conditions in mind, most of it should be applicable to other climate zones as
well.
One part is a collection of tools and observations for urban design, both being
used as guidelines during the design work for the proposal and to be used as
a reference in the future, when working with other projects. The observations
are certain issues that I feel I should be aware of when designing, and the
tools are more directly usable when designing, as a base to be adapted to specific conditions. Each tool and observation can be used by their own, but
typically one would use several of them together, when working on a project.
The other part is a proposal for redesigning the Båstad city centre,
implemented both on a a structural, overall scale and on a more detailed
level, down to individual courtyards. Some of the tools were used, and adapted to specific conditions, when designing the proposal and some of the
tools are derived from the work with the proposal.
The purpose of these two parts goes beyond that of this master’s thesis, and
are intended to be usable by themselves, outside of the academic world.

Main title:Game, set, city - a search for small scale urbanity
Authors:Lidén, Ola
Supervisor:Westin, Anders
Examiner:Lövrie, Karl and Gustafsson, Pär
Series:Självständigt arbete vid LTJ-fakulteten, SLU
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2012
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:LARKA Landscape Architecture - Master's Programme, Alnarp (admitted before July 1, 2007) 300 HEC
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Landscape Architecture (until 121231)
Keywords:urbanity, small scale, Båstad, typological approach, toolbox for urban design, visual aspects
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-1191
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-1191
Subjects:Landscape architecture
Language:English
Deposited On:07 Jun 2012 06:24
Metadata Last Modified:07 Jun 2012 06:24

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