In a multi-family housing, ground floor together with the surrounding space, which is called the ground floor zone, is the place where residents go through every day. This area works as a “buffer zone” between indoor and outdoor, private and public space. To some extent, there are various intersections happening within it, including different people and environments.
The thesis focuses on the typologies of the ground floor zone in multi-family apartment in Gothenburg, and how it changes in different time, location and housing typologies.
The aim of this thesis is to explore the ground floor zone as a connection and discover the possibility to provide a more desirable transition space by design of the ground floor zone of housing.
By literature research, case study and also comparisons between them, this thesis will come out with a chronology of the ground floor zone of multi-family apartment in Sweden by the analysis of space attribute of different functions.
Based upon this analysis, a further research will be carried out to look at the ground floor zone of apartments with different typologies and in different locations specifically. The result will be the analysis of ground floor zone of multi-family apartments with different typologies and in different locations.
House survey, Ground floor zone, Chronology, Typology, Location, Multi-family apartment
#1. How does design of the ground floor zone of multi-family apartment change from functional perspective at different times?
#2. How does the ground floor zone of multi-family apartment vary in different housing typologies?
#3. How does the ground floor zone of multi-family apartment vary in different locations?
CHRONOLOGY OF THE GROUND FLOOR ZONE
Typical Project in 1900 – 1920
Typical Project in 1920 – 1930
Typical Project in 1930 – 1940
Typical Project in 1940 – 1960
Typical Project in 1960 – 1980
Typical Project in 1980 – 2000
Typical Project in 2000 – 2020
Ratio of Space and number of projects in Different Periods
Ratio of Space with Different Housing Typologies
Ratio of Space in Different Location