10-week term project with the Husqvarna Group
The objective of this design study was to
explore the design space for new sustainable
product solutions between grey and green urban spaces in the future
together with the collaborating partner Husqvarna which is one of
the world's leading producers of outdoor power products for forest,
park and garden care, watering products and power tools for
A pre-project activity included a research trip to Gothenburg to
participate in the Husqvarna hosted conference Living City.
The trip also included a visit at Husqvarna Construction's Demo
Center in Jonsered and meetings with the Brand Design Managers
of Husqvarna's Park and Greenspace Products and Solutions and
Construction Products and Solutions. As small sum-up video of
the trip can be seen below.
The first phase of the project included two workshops at UID
facilitated by ABOVE which student research in between these. After
this the students had identified a number of relevant design
opportunities and directions and started to explore these in
smaller teams. Each team did additional research, ideation and the
conceptualization of a new solution or product design.
Result and videos
The study resulted in a number of diverse concepts addressing
different opportunity areas like: How to help and speed up the
replanting of new coral reefs through new product solutions and
procedures. How to transform the urban streets into green spaces
with new autonomous products and set-ups. How to bring in greenery
into our homes with self-sustaining and powered product systems.
How greenery can enter our office spaces in a physical and
service-based form. How the public can interact and help
determining were permanent and temporary greenery will be put up in
our urban spaces. How the total energy consumption of buildings can
be measured and monitored.
As small video of each of the projects can be seen below.
Elias Thaddäus Pfuner (Austria) and Mario Kapsalis
Automated Tarmac Removal System
Ricardo Verheul (The Netherlands) and Thomas Müller
Julian Loretz (Austria) and Rebecka Rosenlid (Sweden)
Gabriel Uggla and Sebastian Miura (Sweden)
Birnur Sahin (Turkey) and Manuel Hess
Alexandre de Bastiani (Brazil) and Nathan Qin
Filip Sauer, Felix Heibeck, Victor Johansson, ABOVE.
Brendon Clark, Linda Bogren, Jonas Sandström and Oscar
Thomas Degn, Programme Director for the APD programme.