Power and Space

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Josefine Fokdal

Appropriation of Space in Social Housing in Copenhagen

ISBN 978-3-8258-1390-1
Band-Nr. 10
Jahr 2008
Seiten 112
Bindung broschiert

Artikelnummer: 978-3-8258-1390-1 Kategorien: , ,


Architects are creators of places. Spaces are produced by the social
practice of the user within places. Thus, the user is brought into the
picture as a producer of space whereas architects are classified as
producers of place. The book addresses the notion of power relations
within undefined spaces of transition through case study documentations
and by analyzing individual and common expressions in four social housing
projects in greater Copenhagen. Understanding the struggle of power
relations can help identify an interest articulated by the user. The
articulations are made by means of additions that are placed within the
spaces of transition. The conclusion that can be drawn is that power
relations should be recognized by architects as a phenomenon of the
dominating aspect of architecture. Neglecting to consider this domination
in the conception of residential housing projects has a large impact on
the user and his/her possibilities for practicing social interactions.

Josefine Ørum Fokdal is a young Danish architect living and
working in Berlin.