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Idea by

Frederic Eklöf & Christina Kousgaard

CKFE

http://www.ck-fe.com

, Sweden
We work with the tension between nature and culture. In our projects we move to the context for a periode of time. We live, experiments and work with our body and intuition as measuring device. The intention is to reach a deep understanding of the context, so that we achieve a living architecture that both tell a story and speaks to our senses.

Fragments of Knowledge


-Towards a new regionalism in a globalized world-

Fragments of Knowledge


-Towards a new regionalism in a globalized world-
How do we create an architecture that fulfil our needs and enhances our life in response to the nature we inhabit?
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Fragments of Knowledge explores the human relation between nature and civilization. It started with us being repulsed by generic modern architechture. We wanted to challenge the foundation of modernism, which contemporary architecture is built upon.
The point of departure of our proposal for an architecture is not to be a solution or a final design but a concept that raises the question if this is a way to get new perspectives on how and on what ground our built environment is formed.
We went to live in the coastland of Västerbotten, Sweden to monitor our behavior and register how our human bodies reacted to the living conditions of nature.
We were looking for fragments of knowledge that we could use as obstructions to design an urban residential structure. An architecture that foremost fulfill our needs and enhances our life in response to the nature we inhabit.
The five fragments became The Thickness of Darkness, Flow, Verticality, Snow and Light.


Nature site

Apparatus to observe and registrate in nature site.

Apparatus to observe and registrate in urban site.

Digital map of water-flows in the naturesite. Made in order to see where it would be sustainable to built.

Exhibition of the five fragments and architectural structure.

Fragments of Knowledge


-Towards a new regionalism in a globalized world-

Fragments of Knowledge


-Towards a new regionalism in a globalized world-
How do we create an architecture that fulfil our needs and enhances our life in response to the nature we inhabit?
File under

Fragments of Knowledge explores the human relation between nature and civilization. It started with us being repulsed by generic modern architechture. We wanted to challenge the foundation of modernism, which contemporary architecture is built upon.
The point of departure of our proposal for an architecture is not to be a solution or a final design but a concept that raises the question if this is a way to get new perspectives on how and on what ground our built environment is formed.
We went to live in the coastland of Västerbotten, Sweden to monitor our behavior and register how our human bodies reacted to the living conditions of nature.
We were looking for fragments of knowledge that we could use as obstructions to design an urban residential structure. An architecture that foremost fulfill our needs and enhances our life in response to the nature we inhabit.
The five fragments became The Thickness of Darkness, Flow, Verticality, Snow and Light.


Nature site

Apparatus to observe and registrate in nature site.

Apparatus to observe and registrate in urban site.

Digital map of water-flows in the naturesite. Made in order to see where it would be sustainable to built.

Exhibition of the five fragments and architectural structure.


Idea by

Frederic Eklöf & Christina Kousgaard
CKFE
Sweden
We work with the tension between nature and culture. In our projects we move to the context for a periode of time. We live, experiments and work with our body and intuition as measuring device. The intention is to reach a deep understanding of the context, so that we achieve a living architecture that both tell a story and speaks to our senses.