CBA:s bostadspris för studenter

För att stimulera och öka kännedomen om gott bostadsbyggande i Sverige delar CBA ut ett pris för det bästa exjobbet inom ämnet boende och bostad.

Priset kallas CBA:s bostadspris för studenter och avser att belöna ett godkänt exjobb av hög arkitektonisk klass inom ämnet boende och bostad. Juryn ska beakta exjobb med innovationer och kvalitativa designlösningar som bidrar till bostadsutveckling med social, ekologisk och/eller ekonomisk hållbarhet. Juryn ska också beakta exjobb som lyfter fram boendeperspektivet och väl lösta planlösningar.

Nominering till CBA:s bostadspris för studenter görs i ett första steg, där varje lärosäte som utser ett exjobb från sin skola. Det innebär att 4 exjobb blir nominerade. Från dessa 4 projekt väljer juryn en vinnare av bostadspriset. Juryn för CBA:s bostadspris för studenter består av lärare från arkitektskolorna på KTH, CTH, Umeå och LTH.

Priset består av ett diplom och en prissumma på 15000kr för det vinnande förslaget. Priset delas ut årligen i samband CBA bostadsdag i november. Första priset delas ut hösten 2022 på CBAs bostadsdag i Göteborg 10 november.

CBA Student Housing Price

To stimulate and increase awareness of good housing construction in Sweden, CBA awards a prize for the best master thesis project in the subject of housing architecture.

The prize is called CBA's housing award for students and is intended to reward an approved master thesis project of high architectural class in the subject of housing architecture. The jury must consider master thesis project working with innovations and qualitative design solutions that contribute to housing development with social, ecological and / or economic sustainability. The jury must also consider degree projects that highlight the housing perspective and well-designed floor plans.

Nominations for cba's housing award for students are made in a first step, where each architect school appoints a master thesis project from its school. This means that 4 master thesis projects will be nominated. From these 4 projects, the jury a winner of the housing prize chooses. The jury for CBA's housing prize for students consists of teachers from the architectural schools at KTH, CTH, Umeå and LTH.

The prize consists of a diploma and a prize sum of SEK 15000 for the winning proposal. The award is presented annually in CBA Housing Day in November. The first prize will be awarded in the autumn of 2022 at CBA's Housing Day in Gothenburg on November 10.

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Nominated master thesis project

Title: SuperLine, a Framework for Domestic Urbanism

Student: Linnea Johansson
UMA Arkitektskolan, Umeå
Tutors: Tonia Carless, Daniel Movilla Vega, Mette Harder


The master thesis proposes a new framework for urbanism and housing architecture to be implemented in northern Sweden. Through a housing proposal and a superstructure alike, the master thesis: a) expands the notion of city as a spatial system in which architects design; b) offers a site-specific mode of dwelling along the coastal territory of Västerbotten; c) proposes a method of design for housing architecture and housing urbanism through replicable spatial, tectonic, and experiential investigations; and d) operates in contemporary forms of Swedish domesticity and displaces them, thus proposing an own intellectual position in the architectural debate on housing that is occurring in contemporary Sweden.

Title: Facades, more than a wall

Student: Elin Holm
Chalmers ACE, Arkitektskolan, Göteborg
Tutors: Examiner Anna Braide, supervisor Jan Larsson


Elin Holm has done a master thesis project focusing on the facades of the residential building. Holm has made a historical analysis of the development of the façade, from the late 1800s until the 2020s. Holm analyzes the different parts and expressions of the façade through the concepts of Spatial Extensions, Material and details, Interface and Urban Atmosphere. Each concept has four to six subheadings. With the concepts, Holm creates a toolbox that is used in a design task – a residential building in the district of Kvillebäcken. Partly as a tool in the sketching process and partly as a description of the result. With the help of the concepts, Holm can explain and motivate each part of the underlying choice that results in the façade proposal. Holms has a strong connection to the architecture of the home. It's clear, very consistent and convincing.

Title : AI : Architects’ Inferiority?

Student: Aloys Victor Heitz
Lund University, School of Architecture
Tutors: Examiner Per-Johan Dahl, supervisor Gediminas Kirdeikis


Aloys Heitz’s thesis ”AI : Architects’ Inferiority? An exploration of the creative potential of machine learning algorithms” draws on a long trajectory – from Palladio to Le Corbusier, Frank Gehry and beyond -- of using the residential house as a tool for innovation within the discipline of architecture. Departuing from a critical approach on the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in architectural design process, Heitz takes the residential house as object of inquiry to explore intersections between human and machine in the design of high-quality and socially robust residential spaces. The project demonstrates that architectural design can both critical and generative, expanding the disciplinary context while, at the same time, producing a housing project with high standards in spatial solutions, craft, and representation.

Title: Caring about a Legacy of Care: Hökarängen

Student: Mark Gavigan
KTH, arkitektskolan, Stockholm
Supervisors Frida Rosenberg och Erik Stenberg


The thesis proposes a careful method of recharging and densifying a suburban district from the 1940’s in general and, specifically, manages the thorny issue how to add on to the tower block typology without destroying its architectural qualities. The project is a critique of the current practices of promoting and providing housing that only caters to the individual preferences of housing consumers and asks for a return to “democracy, community and social well-being”. The proposed participatory processes leading up to the drawn interventions are described through a series of photographs of exquisitely detailed models where the absence and presence of the inhabitants’ lives plays out. Though Mark is adept at digital modelling, the design of the project takes places in the making of the models, as a way of slowing down the method and filling it with the voices of the current and future inhabitants.