Architecture, Health and Well-being

2018/2019

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module adds to knowledge obtained in 1. semester of the Master’s program
in Architecture.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

To address some of the most important societal challenges such as aging society, lifestyle diseases and stress, the course focuses on social sustainability within building types that address these topics like elderly homes, schools, kindergartens and psychological institutions. The main goal is to gain knowledge, skills and competencies in the sustainable design of buildings for health and well-being.

Students who complete the module:

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Must have knowledge of social sustainability in built environments
  • Must have knowledge of state-of-the-art design principles for health and well-being
  • Must have knowledge of human behavior related to indoor environment, light and built structures
  • Must have knowledge of theories and methods to address human physical, social and psychological needs and demands for architecture

Skills

  • Must be able to apply evidence based research on indoor climate, light and structural principles to support health and well-being in the design of built environments
  • Must be able to understand human perceptions of the architectural environment and address this in the design of health and welfare buildings
  • Must be able to critically address user perspectives and integrate concerns for human behavior, needs and demands in the design of health and welfare buildings

Competences

  • Must be able to use research and evidence-based knowledge in discussion and reflection on building designs for health and well-being
  • Must be able to evaluate architectural strategies for health and well-being
  • Must be able to critically evaluate and discuss the impact of indoor environment, light and structural design on health and well-being

Type of instruction

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



Exam

Exams

Name of examArchitecture, Health and Well-being
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
ECTS5
Permitted aids
Without aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAre stated in the Joint Program Regulations.

Facts about the module

Danish titleArkitektur, sundhed og velvære.
Module codeAODATM2SK171
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS5
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Architecture & Design
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design
SchoolSchool of Architecture, Design and Planning