Advanced Integrated Design III-D: Critical-experimental Studies in Social Sustainability, Health and Wellbeing 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 students with an in depth and critical understanding of social sustainability, health and wellbeing in sustainable-tectonic architectural design. This with the aim to train students to address how some of the most important societal challenges such as aging society, chronic lifestyle diseases and issues of stress/anxiety relate to architectural design practices and the human perception and experience of different architectural atmospheres. This through the presentation and analysis of relevant design-engineering and architectural scientific literature/research/theory on topics of social sustainability and design for health and wellbeing. As well as an introduction to human-centred research methods and design-ethnographic tools supporting the early design phases.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Must have knowledge of scientific literature/research/theory in design for health and wellbeing and social sustainability in built environments.

  • Must have knowledge of state-of-the-art design principles/strategies for social sustainability, health and well-being.

  • Must have knowledge of principles in human perception and atmosphere related to the design of built environments.

  • Must have knowledge of research-based and design-oriented methods to address human needs and demands in the early design phases

Skills

  • Must be able to identify, select and apply relevant scientific literature/research/theory to support the integration of perspectives of social sustainability, health and well-being in the early design phases.

  • Must be able to understand and integrate principles of human perception and architectural atmosphere in the early design phases.

  • Must be able to critically address user perspectives and integrate concerns for human needs and demands in the early design phases.

Competences

  • Can independently handle, evaluate and critically reflect on the selection of relevant scientific literature/research/theory.

  • Can independently evaluate and critically reflect on state-of-the-art design principles/strategies for social sustainability, health and well-being.

  • Can independently discuss and critically evaluate theories and methods related to human-centered research and design-ethnographic tools

Type of instruction

Types of instruction are listed in § 17; Structure and contents of the programme

Exam

Exams

Name of examAdvanced Integrated Design III-D: Critical-experimental Studies in Social Sustainability, Health and Wellbeing to Support Sustainable-tectonic Design Thinking
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
ECTS5
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 titleUdvidet integreret design III-D: Kritisk-eksperimentelle studier i social bæredygtighed, sundhed og trivsel til støtte af en bæredygtig-tektonisk design tilgang
Module codeAODAM2K204
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