Tectonic Design: Structure and Construction

2018/2019

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The aim of the project is to develop a preliminary design with a tectonic design approach and to achieve an authenticity of innovative design of structure and the architectural expression by ensuring a continuity and integrity between form, structure and construction. Further the aim is to develop the Nordic craft tradition in relation to the new innovative design of structure, use of materials and means of construction in contemporary architecture.

Students who complete the module:

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Must have knowledge of complex spatial structures, including an understanding of the structural functionality of various construction systems in connection with the architectural ideas behind a project and in relation to context
  • Must have knowledge of tectonic theory and methods and a critical understanding of Nordic architecture, and an aesthetic and technical understanding of the interplay between form, structure, materials and detail in relation to the integrity of architectural design
  • Must be knowledgeable about the fundamental principles of Problem Based Learning (PBL) as implemented in the Aalborg PBL model at the Faculty of Engineering and Science (*)

(*)To obtain the knowledge, skills and competence marked with (*) it is presupposed that students follow the course in Problem Based Learning and Project Management that the school offers all foreign students in the beginning of 1st semester.

Skills

  • Must be able to make engineering and architectural innovative design of buildings that emphasize the interplay between form, structure, materials and detail in relation to the integrity of an architectural idea
  • Must be able to do performance aided design using parametric design tools for structural and acoustical analysis
  • Must be able to synthesize complex room programmes, functional and aesthetic demands, and be able to integrate constructional and tectonic design in a coherent architectonic project solution of substantial quality
  • Must be able to apply critical reasoning to the innovative engineering and architectural design issues that arise through project development and to demonstrate independent thinking and informed judgment
  • Must be able to structure project management activities based on a wellformulated problem formulation (*)

(*)To obtain the knowledge, skills and competence marked with (*) it is presupposed that students follow the course in Problem Based Learning and Project Management that the school offers all foreign students in the beginning of 1st semester.

Competences

  • Can demonstrate making performance aided engineering and architectural design of a building of high complexity and substantial scale
  • Can prepare a design proposal for a tectonic building of substantial aesthetic, architectural, constructive, structural and functional qualities
  • Can present the project in a professionally competent way by means of relevant media and techniques
  • Must be able to reflect on, plan and manage a study project in a PBL learning environment (*)

(*)To obtain the knowledge, skills and competence marked with (*) it is presupposed that students follow the course in Problem Based Learning and Project Management that the school offers all foreign students in the beginning of 1st semester.

Type of instruction

See general description of the types of instruction described in the introduction to Chapter 3.

Exam

Exams

Name of examTectonic Design: Structure and Construction
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
ECTS20
Permitted aids
Without aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations.

Facts about the module

Danish titleTektonisk design: Struktur og konstruktion
Module codeAODATM1P163
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS20
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Architecture & Design
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design