TENSTA SUMMER STUDIO

Tensta, Stockholm, 2016 

 

 

Tensta Summer Studio is a proposed intervention around the post-war residential architecture of Stockholm’s suburbs. The project mines the latent spatial potential of the Miljonprogrammet’s modernist architecture as a public forum centered on design literacy. Situated above a multi-family housing block, an open-air roofscape provides a temporary workspace derived from the module of the 2-and-3-bedroom apartment units below. A timber structure with movable fabric partitions places the inhabitant within a series of invisible walls, reproducing the scale and comfort of domesticity without its boundaries. Throughout the summer, the space is improvised by a changing list of organizations to accommodate public events. By centralizing individual conversations on dwelling under one roof, the installation provides an experimental platform for visualizing alternative forms of collective identity.