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Cartbo, Frida, 2014. Clean up this mess? : in search for qualities and translation modes in the city district of Vilans strandängar. Second cycle, A2E. Alnarp: SLU, Dept. of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management (from 130101)



Today we see a demand for diversity and specifics as well as a more process-orientated design within the field of architecture, landscape architecture and urban planning. We also see the need of transforming already existing structures so that they become resilient for economic, societal and climatic changes. The motivation of this master’s project is to explore the concept of site and time specificity and translation, and to experiment how these concepts can be carried out on a particular site, in this case, Vilans strandängar in the city of Kristianstad.
The municipality of Kristianstad have plans to integrate Vilans strandängar, located on the fringe of the city, into the urban fabric in a sustainable way. In this thesis the site interpretations, the read qualities on site, have been the driving force behind the suggested development. The translation of qualities through strategic phasing, has formed the design process. This has been been done to avoid static design interventions.
To conclude, this thesis shows in practice how an alternative design method, using extensive site readings and a method of phasing, can be helpful when developing site and time specific design proposals. It also shows how the concept of translation in practice can be helpful when striving to leave the thought of design as creation of the new.

Main title:Clean up this mess?
Subtitle:in search for qualities and translation modes in the city district of Vilans strandängar
Authors:Cartbo, Frida
Supervisor:Diedrich, Lisa
Examiner:Sarap, Tiina and Dahl, Carolina
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2014
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:LY002 Landscape Architecture Programme, Alnarp 300 HEC
Supervising department:(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management (from 130101)
Keywords:landscape architecture, site, specificity, qualities, time, dynamics, process, translation
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Deposited On:15 Sep 2014 15:35
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