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Emelie Bjurström, the Master Programme in Architecture with a particular focus on house building. Photo: Emelie Bjurström
Emelie Bjurström, the Master Programme in Architecture with a particular focus on house building. Photo: Emelie Bjurström View original picture , opens in new tab/window

Student in focus: Emelie Bjurström

Published: 7 May 2021

Meet Emelie Bjurström who is conducting her last semester at the Master Programme in Architecture with a particular focus on house building.

Emelie’s interest in creating computer-aided designs based on data and parameters was developed during the courses CAD and VR, Virtual Design and Development Project – Construction.

Student i fokus: Emelie Bjurström

In her ongoing master thesis, she applies generative design technology to the design process of creating a vertical extension of an existing building. Algorithms makes it possible to take advantage of computers calculation capacity and create multiple designs. The work method also makes it possible for users to evaluate data and make analysis within the design in an early stage of the design process. The master thesis purpose is to examine how generative design can support the process of designing a vertical extension of an existing building with low climate impact.

Student i fokus: Emelie Bjurström

The study is conducted within research project Timber on Top that aim to collect and spread knowledge about sustainable vertical additions and timber constructions. The expected benefit with including generative design in an early phase of the design process is raised awareness within design choices and material selection to achieve a sustainable result. Emelie is writing her master thesis in collaboration with Tyréns.