My thesis is an investigation of a scenario, where the production steps needed for book making are downscaled, contextual and accessible to the public.
The project encapsulate functions connected to producing books: Space for writing practises, space for planning and publishing, space for learning about the natural source of paper production and space for exhibiting both examples of the craft of the industry and the writings printed in them – and finally space for individually reading books.
The goal of the brief has simultaneously been articulating the flow of water, as paper production demands large amounts of water. Because of these reflections, the orbit of collecting, using and purifying water will play a part in the project.
It is the ambition to enhance an understanding of modern production means by developing a typology of a factory coherent to the human and natural scale and letting the architectural expression help translate the processes that take place in it. Each building typology therefore represent an individual expression of the production step it contains while reflecting a specific approach for its placement in the landscape. Together the edifices pose as a collection of variations for designing contemporary architecture in timber.
Consequently the project contemplate an alternative outlook on the current industry of books and paper making; a collaborative, multi-programmed, downscaled, coherent, sustainable production space. A place that could potentially facilitate a focus, not merely on generating growth, but also providing space for local initiative and thus promoting common social, cultural and natural interests in its area.