Advanced Integrated Design I: Sustainable-tectonic Design with Integrating of Structure, Site and Climate Conditions


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The aim of the course is to introduce the students to advanced integrated design and train a combined sustainable-tectonic thinking. As part hereof, to train and enable students to critically discuss and evaluate climatic/environmental, material, structural, functional, and aesthetic aspects of- and approaches to architectural design. As well as to acquire knowledge of advanced integrated design methods, and to become skilled in analyzing and comparing different concepts for climate mitigation and adaption with regard to different user needs.

Students who complete the module:

Learning objectives


  • Must have knowledge of key scientific literature related to the design of sustainable and tectonic architecture on an international level.

  • Must have knowledge of different concepts of climate mitigation and adaption.

  • Must have knowledge of sustainable-tectonic design and the relation to site, user, present and future climate conditions, material strategies and construction methods.

  • Must have knowledge about different analogue/digital approaches to develop sustainable and tectonic architectural design.


  • Must be able to use the correct terminology in the field of sustainable-tectonic architecture and include relevant scientific literature.

  • Must be able to analyse and integrate climatic, structural, material, spatial, social, functional, and aesthetic needs of a specific client and/or user group in the design process.

  • Must be able to choose and apply different strategies and analogue/digital tools to design sustainable-tectonic architecture.


  • Can manage and evaluate different concepts for climate mitigation and adaption.
  • Can manage to develop, evaluate and reflect on a building design concept with regard to its sustainable and tectonic architectural qualities.
  • Can critically evaluate and reflect on different design concepts with regard to their technical performance and users’ needs.
  • Can critically evaluate the advantages and limitations in using  different analogue/digital design tools.

Type of instruction

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



Name of examAdvanced Integrated Design I: Sustainable-tectonic Design with Integrating of Structure, Site and Climate Conditions
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
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 I: Bæredygtig-tektonisk design med integration af konstruktion, sted og klimatekniske forhold
Module codeAODAM1K201
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Architecture and Design
DepartmentDepartment of Architecture, Design and Media Technology
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design