The aim of the project is to provide the students with the opportunity to explore and experiment with the development of a sustainable-tectonic architectural element/building design. This by using an advanced integrated design approach synthesizing perspectives of sustainable and tectonic design thinking. Further with the aim to achieve an authenticity of innovative design of the structural and architectural-aesthetic expression. Also, by ensuring a continuity and integrity between the intended aesthetic experience and socio-cultural purpose with form, structure, construction, material use and energy performance. Finally, the project module PBL-pedagogically focuses on an advanced problem-based learning environment training students to independently choosing and applying different techniques of experimentation and prototyping/fabrication into the creative-iterative design process and their project work. As well as, to critically assess their own professional development and further specialisation.
Must master knowledge of advanced integrated design, tectonic thinking and sustainable assessment in an international level.
Must have knowledge of sustainable- and tectonic scientific literature/theory and design methods.
Must master relevant digital tools for analysis/simulation of technical parameters in quick feed-back loops during the design process.
Must be able to synthesize complex technical, functional, environmental and aesthetic demands, in a coherent sustainable-tectonic solution of substantial architectural quality.
Must master critical reasoning to the innovative engineering and architectural design issues that arise through project development and to demonstrate independent thinking and informed judgment.
See the general types of instruction in §17; Structure and Contents of the Programme.
|Name of exam||Explorations and Experiments in Sustainable-Tectonic Architectural Design|
|Type of exam|
Oral exam based on a project
|Assessment||7-point grading scale|
|Type of grading||External examination|
|Criteria of assessment||The criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures|
|Danish title||Designrelateret undersøgelser og eksperimenter i bæredygtig-tektonisk arkitektur|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Location of the lecture||Campus Aalborg|
|Responsible for the module|
|Study Board||Study Board of Architecture & Design|
|Department||Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology|
|Faculty||Technical Faculty of IT and Design|