The circular kitchen 2.0 from prototyp to implementation
Research Project , 2021 – 2023

The kitchen is a central but also a resource intensive function of the home regarding its daily use and premature changes and replacements. The project evaluates and refines a prototype for a circular kitchen with digital services to extend the lifespan (e.g. maintenance and repair) and facilitate upgrades and replacements. The project is based on earlier research on renovation and changes of the interior in homes, and is the direct continuation of the EIT Climate-KIC (EU) project ”The Circular Kitchen”. The project conducts scientific research on kitchen use, and on processes for transitions towards more circularity in the building sector. Practice-based research through collaborative design, full-scale tests and evaluations are central to the project. Collaborative partners in the project are Jemmet - a housing developer with a high sustainability profile, ASKO/ATAG - an international producer of kitchen appliances, Nobia - an international kitchen producer and HSB Living Lab - a demonstration and innovation arena at Chalmers Campus Johanneberg.

Participants

Paula Femenias (contact)

Professor at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Design

Giliam Dokter

Doctoral Student at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Architectural theory and methods

Kaj Granath

Visiting Researcher at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Design

Sofie Hagejärd

Doctoral Student at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Architectural theory and methods

Anita Ollár

Doctoral Student at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Architectural theory and methods

Ulrike Rahe

Full Professor at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Architectural theory and methods, Research - Architectural Theory and Method

Liane Thuvander

Professor at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Architectural theory and methods

Collaborations

ASKO/ATAG

Netherlands

HSB Living Lab

Göteborg, Sweden

Jemmett AB

Göteborg, Sweden

Nobia

Sweden

Funding

Formas

Project ID: 2021-02454
Funding Chalmers participation during 2021–2023

Region Västra Götaland

Funding Chalmers participation during 2022–2023

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Building Futures (2010-2018)

Areas of Advance

Energy

Areas of Advance

Innovation and entrepreneurship

Driving Forces

HSB living lab

Infrastructure

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Latest update

2021-12-02