Advanced Integrated Design III-B: Critical-experimental Studies in Acoustics and Materiality to Support Sustainable-tectonic Design Thinking

2022/2023

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The course module adds to integrated design knowledge obtained in 1st semester of the Master’s program in Architectural Design-engineering. Therefore, the student is recommended to have knowledge, skills and competencies within the architectural design and engineering field corresponding to the completion of the MSc01 level at the Architectural Design-engineering education.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The aim of the course is to provide the student with a broad critical understanding of tectonic theory and practice in tectonic design in a high international level. This through the presentation and analysis of relevant design-engineering and architectural theories, methods and models in a historical as well as contemporary context. Finally, this knowledge is combined with advanced acoustic analysis and physical tectonic studies exploring different techniques of analogue/digital experimentation, modelling, prototyping, and crafting.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Must have knowledge of scientific literature/theory, methods and models that are applicable to a tectonic design.

  • Must have knowledge of advanced room acoustics.

  • Must have knowledge of material experimentation, modelling, prototyping and relevant crafting methods.

  • Must have tectonic knowledge of interrelationship between aesthetic experience, form, structure, acoustics, materials and detail

Skills

  • Must be able to analyse and critically reflect on the application and use of aesthetic experience, form, structure, acoustics, materials, and details in a tectonic design.

  • Must be able to use digital tools for advanced acoustic analysis.

  • Must be able to design and model tectonic constructions with an interrelationship between aesthetic experience, form, structure, acoustics, materials, and detail.

  • Must master an understanding of tectonic construction during experimentation, modelling, prototyping, and crafting.

Competences

  • Can create a synthesis of architectural, structural/material and acoustic requirements

  • Can independently design a small-scale tectonic project on the basis of design-engineering and architectural analyses, sketches, physical models and a critical account of the process evaluating its tectonic quality.

Type of instruction

Types of instruction are listed in § 17; Structure and Contents of the Programme

Exam

Exams

Name of examAdvanced Integrated Design III-B: Critical-experimental Studies in Acoustics and Materiality to Support Sustainable-tectonic Design Thinking
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
ECTS5
Permitted aids
Without aids
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleUdvidet integreret design III-B: Kritisk-eksperimentelle studier i akustik og materialitet til støtte af en bæredygtig-tektonisk design tilgang
Module codeAODAM2K202
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

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