Marja Lundgren

Marja Lundgren, Architect SAR/MSA, PhD candidate at the School of Architecture, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. 

Lundgren is at the end of her PhD candidate and presently working on the committee on Modern Building Regulations at the Government Offices of Sweden. Between 1999 and 2017 Marja worked as an advisor on sustainable design the Scandinavian architectural firm White arkitekter.

Marja Lundgren will present at the symposium:

Performance demands in building codes conditioning architecture exemplified through energy and daylight

The framing, wording and assessing of performance requirements in the Swedish code are analysed from an architectural perspective through two examples, that of energy and that of daylight. There is a need to address performance requirements on so-called technical characteristics in relation to their consequences for architectural design. Performance-based regulation is argued to offer an “open” form of requirement not conditioning the design, material or building method and is therefore scrutinized from this perspective.