Architecture + Philosophy research seminar, ResArc, Sweden: Dr Hélène Frichot, Critical Studies in Architecture, KTH Stockholm

Month: March, 2018

Two lists

by lenastinaandersson

things 5_Sida_1List 1

1. Pillar, brick and plaster, during renovation, 1960s

2. Floor, stone, Before 1960

3. Scrap material, wood and chipboard, during renovation, 1960s

4. Ventilation pipe, unknown material, late 1960s

5. Plant, ormbunke/ fern, late 1960s

6. Cigarette, 1960s

7. Wooden covering/protection, fir-tree, 2017



things 5_Sida_2List 2

1. Window, during renovation, 1960s

2. Pillar/column, cararra marble, 2017

3. Woman drinking from cup, late 1960s

4. Scrap material, planks of wood, during renovation, 1960s

5. Lamp, brass and glass, 2013


Vasily Sitnikov

by vasilysitnikov

IMG_9637_crop.jpgVasily Sitnikov (*1989, Moscow), is an active Marie-Curie Researcher at the KTH School of Architecture. He is interested in enriching the space of digital design and fabrication with new material concepts and design strategies, attempting to foster a shift in architectural design through a drastic intervention in the realm of building technologies, through design experimenting with unforeseen combinations of technological solutions and materials.

Vasily has gained his expertise in the material science of concrete while working in a private concrete laboratory, SISTROM Technologies, in Moscow. In 2014, he was graduated from Staedelschule Architecture Class, Frankfurt am Main, in Architectural Performative Design. Before undertaking the current research, Sitnikov was working with the Berlin-based artist and architect Tomas Saraceno.

Sharing- Thing- Environment-World

by shydes

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by Annie Locke Scherer


Environment Worlds: Response to module 01

by Annie Locke Scherer

Concrete Form[ing]work environment world

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by mashahupalo

Method of speculation is a thought experiment that opens to view the complicated variables of the future urban fields, permits to imagine opportunities and come to terms with previously not experienced reality.

The true method of speculation is like the flight of an airplane. It starts from the ground of particular observation; it makes a flight in the thin air of imaginative generalization; and it again lands for renewed observation rendered acute by rational interpretation. (Whitehead, 1929, p. 5)

by mashahupalo


by mashahupalo


Masha Hupalo is trained as an architect, with degrees in Architecture from Saint-Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering (MSc) and Social Design: Art as Urban Innovation from University of Applied Arts, Vienna (MA). She is a member of the Research Lab dedicated to Territories, Architecture, and Transformation in Aarhus School of Architecture (Denmark), where she is currently pursuing a doctoral degree. In her research project, she is investigating a potential of parking policies and requirements to influence urban configurations and a speculative nature of planning documentation. Besides working for three years in architecture practices in Vienna, she took part in several group exhibitions in Europe and Asia.

Parking is a rare intersection of infrastructure networks, land use in metropolitan regions and technological mobilities, which embodies mutual dependencies between these elements. In the framework of the given theme, I am exploring the potential of repetitive parking spaces to create a favourable context for the later development of the territories they serve. These nodes of stillness in mobility networks are meant to house an automobile – a symbol of freedom, movement, technological progress, and independence – that remains parked on average for 95 percent of the time. An ability to influence movement by managing stillness was the initial starting point for entering this investigative process. Through detailed case studies and speculative scenarios, I am aiming to create a “design brief” for the further development of strategic means to deal with an issue of parking as a catalyst for reshaping contemporary urban conditions.

The environment-world of my research is a virtual space of continuos negotiation between mobility and stillness, infrastructural planning and land use zoning, individual choice and collective values.