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Amphibious living in Iceland: A design-led research on geothermal water and urban environment for the town of Hveragerði, Iceland

Amphibious living in Iceland: A design-led research on geothermal water and urban environment for the town of Hveragerði, Iceland


Titill: Amphibious living in Iceland: A design-led research on geothermal water and urban environment for the town of Hveragerði, Iceland
Höfundur: Santanicchia, Massimo
Útgáfa: 2015-12
Tungumál: Enska
Háskóli/Stofnun: Listaháskóli Íslands
Iceland Academy of the Arts
Deild: Hönnunar og arkítektúrdeild (LHÍ)
Department of Design and Architecture (IAA)
ISBN: 9788193126011
Birtist í: In a Planet of Our Own: A Vision of Sustainability with focus on Water;2015
Efnisorð: Energy; Geothermal water; Design; Sustainable cities; Hönnun; Borgarfræði; Jarðhiti; Vatn; Sjálfbærni
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/129

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Tilvitnun:

Massimo Santanicchia. 2015. Amphibious living in Iceland: A design-led research on geothermal water and urban environment for the town of Hveragerði, Iceland. In a Planet of Our Own: A Vision of Sustainability with focus on Water. IIT Bombay Publications.

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In the aftermath of the financial crisis that invested Iceland starting in September 2008 the town of Hveragerði decided to launch at the end of 2008 a national competition to gather ideas on how a more sustainable future could be designed and implemented for the town itself. Amphibious Living is the name of the project that was submitted by the architectural office Arkitektur.is in response of the competition. Amphibious Living is a design-led research project on geothermal water and urban environment that starts with the question: can we start using energy, form, and entropy to rethink the notion of space? It proposes an answer to the unsustainable neo liberal economic model that was adopted in Iceland until the banking collapse of 2008, favouring the financial sector and large speculative developments as primary vessels of growth. Amphibious Living is an attempt to create a more sustainable future by embracing the beauty of water and the power of design. The results of the competition were never implemented and therefore the ideas set by Arkitektur.is have never been tested, nevertheless they represented a wake-up call on how local resources could be utilised more effectively to create local prosperity. This paper examines energy, primarily intended as geothermal water, as a tool to create sustainable urban living. It focuses on the small town of Hveragerði (2,300 inhabitants) located in the south west of Iceland. In this context Amphibious Living investigates the power of design to generate new strategy for the community by supporting a politics of small things, incremental amelioration, retrofitting the existing infrastructures, protecting the human scale, and the sense of place, by enhancing the endogenous resources, primarily geothermal water, and developing processes of participation in the city making.

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