Architecture, Health and Well-being


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

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

Learning objectives


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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

Type of instruction:See general description in § 17.



Name of examArchitecture, Health and Well-being
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Permitted aids
Without aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleArkitektur, sundhed og velvære
Module codeAODAPM2SK7V1
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Architecture & Design
DepartmentDepartment of Architecture, Design and Media Technology
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design