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Granqvist, Maria (2009) Stadsmöbler för ungdomar. Other thesis, SLU.

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The title Urban furniture for young people reveals that this paper handles two central phenomenon in landscape architecture; the form and content of the urban spaces, respectively the users and their need for an appropriate outdoor environment in the city. In this paper youth is referred to as 15-18 year olds and the paper is based on theories of their physical use of the city's outdoor environment. Urban furniture refers to equipment and components in the public room which becomes furniture when people takes them in to claim and gives them a meaning and a function that is useful for the moment. The starting point is that the users, in this case youths, defi nes urban furniture as something signifi cantly more than traditional park furniture, bicycle racks and waste baskets. This paper aims to investigate how the city's furniture can be developed to meet the youths need to see each other, move and make their marks in the public room. The theories about how youths uses the city are presented in the Theory chapter. To make it easy for other landscape architects to use my results in practical planning situations when environments for youths are developed a synthesis with 17 conclusions is presented. An important objective has also been to show my experiences in a concrete way in the form of an idea for a design of urban furniture for youths. I have accomplished this by combining my theory synthesis with inspiration from existing youth places and with analysis of the place where I have chosen to put my furniture. This has resulted in a program where an important word has been communicative fl exibility and the concept Spring Time. This paper completes with a proposal, an urban furniture for youth. The proposal is based on three different units of a furniture, where one is stationary and the other two constitute movable units.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Keywords: stadsmöbler,ungdomar,möbelproducenter,staden,möbeldesign, gestaltning,målgrupp,utrustning,stadsmiljö,Gävle,skolgård
Subject (faculty): Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
Divisions: SLU > Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences
Depositing User: Maria Granqvist
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2009
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2015 10:11
URI: http://ex-epsilon.slu.se/id/eprint/3080

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