B e l o n g i n g
In this project, I wanted to explore different approaches for observing and actively using a place and its collective memories in a design process. For my method I built and used an archive, where location specific characters in the shape of architectural elements, expressions and materials are interpreted and translated into new structures. Onsite additions become reactions to their surroundings, and take part in the ongoing narrative of a place.
J u d g e s ’ c o m m e n t s :
An inspiring graduation piece that starts from the idea of local character, and uses the entire toolbox of architecture to create a house of culture and a new shared meeting-place. The work comprises a rich and comprehensive body of sketch material, where ideas and investigations are carefully fashioned. Through an iterative process, and with sympathetic drawings, perspectives and models, the end result is a well- considered collection of built structures on Brännö island in the Gothenburg archipelago.
Joséphine Rapp Thomas was awarded the 2022 Arvet Travel Scholarship.