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Tordai, Frida (2007) Villa Berg. Other thesis, SLU.

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The functionalism started in southern Europe after world war one and got its breakthrough in Sweden with the Stockholm Exhibition in 1930. Poverty caused many people living in overcrowded conditions which the functionalists wanted to change by using less expensive materials and giving healthier living conditions to the people. The industrialization brought new materials and working methods which made this possible. The Swedish functional style is recognised by its light plaster facing and nearly horizontal roofs. Also the garden design of that time was influenced by the functionalistic ideas. The garden was now introduced as a pleasure garden for not only the rich but for everyone. The form of the garden should be designed with the function in mind and not the opposite as it was before. The garden should be designed with the surrounding landscape in mind, more native plants were used. Villa Berg, located in Tyresö south of Stockholm, is a house inspired by the ideas of the Swedish functionalism. In true functional style a functional plan was produce in cooperation with the family who lives in the house. The functional plan has been the starting point and foundation for the design of the garden that now have a fastidious and modern feeling.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Keywords: Villa Berg, trädgård, funktionalismen, funktionalism, funkis, Swedish functionalism, trädgårdskonst, Sven A Hermelin, Ulla Bodorff, Per Friberg, Gunnar Martinsson, Ulla Molin, gestaltningsförslag, funktionsplan
Subject (faculty): Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science > Dept. of Crop Science
Divisions: SLU > Faculty of Landscape Planning, Horticulture and Agricultural Science
Depositing User: Frida Tordai
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2015 09:47
URI: http://ex-epsilon.slu.se/id/eprint/1493

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