An Incremental Approach to Re-Making the Million Homes

In this week’s video blog, KTH architect Erik Stenberg discusses the contribution research can make to the renovation of Stockholm’s “Million Homes” housing areas that were built during the 1960’s and 70’s. An Incremental Approach Erik’s research on the original plans for the Million Homes housing blocks helped him appreciate how apartments could be re-shaped … Continue reading “An Incremental Approach to Re-Making the Million Homes”

Stockholm’s Post War Housing: a Source of Sustainability for the City

Over the next few weeks, the KTH Centre for a Sustainable Built Environment’s blog will look at Sustainable Homes from a rage of different perspectives based on the work of researchers at KTH. In this first post, Erik Stenberg from the KTH School of Architecture introduces us to Stockholm’s Million Homes project areas and asks us to reassess … Continue reading “Stockholm’s Post War Housing: a Source of Sustainability for the City”

Sustainable Homes in an Urban Future

Until recently most of us could take it for granted that we would have somewhere to live, a place to call home. We had shared ideas about how that home would look – perhaps a large-windowed apartment downtown or a small timber-framed house in the suburbs, with a lawn and obligatory trampoline. We looked forward … Continue reading “Sustainable Homes in an Urban Future”

Welcome to the KTH Centre for a Sustainable Built Environment Blog

Today we launch a new blog for the KTH Centre for a Sustainable Built Environment. The blog will profile innovative research fields emerging at the university that have the potential to provide radically new approaches to the built environment. “KTH is an inspirational place to be at the moment” comments Centre director Amy Rader Olsson, … Continue reading “Welcome to the KTH Centre for a Sustainable Built Environment Blog”

Can a city be too smart?

In this third of the “pre-launch” blogs from the Centre for a Sustainable Built Environment, KTH Professor Kristina Höök gives a short talk on how we can make better use of smart technology in cities. Kristina works in the field of human-technology interaction. She argues that, in our cities that are ever-more connected by technologies … Continue reading “Can a city be too smart?”