Building and Tectonics Master´s Thesis 2021

Erik Hellström

Handicraft House

Creation Through Architecture

Working with your hands brings with it a certain joy. Using your senses to create something from scratch is not a part of everyday life in our society anymore. The knowledge of making brings with it not only a tactile understanding of materials and tools but it also teaches us about our human history.

A house for handicrafts encourages creation, fixing and maintaining by hand. A place to inspire an interest in handicrafts. It should be open for all to create an atmosphere where even small interventions are possible. To generate a sense of permanence and care to everyday objects made by hand, used by the maker

An important aspect is to, through the building itself, inspire the act of creating. To create something of lasting value requires a lot of care and attention to detail. Many aspects play an important role in the formation of the whole. By incorporating and exposing crafts in the building the aim is to stimulate individual creation.