Design for Architectural Heritage Master´s Thesis 2020

Tove Söderberg

Scorched Ground – Archive of a Landscape


Bränd Mark – Arkiv av ett Landskap

The thesis investigates architectural design for a transforming landscape in a hinterland context. The intention of the thesis is to design an archive of a landscape and to argue for the cultural heritage held in the forest.

The archive is placed in the burnt landscape left after the 2014 Västmanland forest fire. From the idea of the forest as a room, as a frame, and as a landscape, the intention of the archive is to collect the knowledge, memories, and stories of the forest – before, during and after the fire – in one location.

Full architectural proposal in booklet pp. 54 – 71

Full description of thesis in abstract