Integrated Design of Sustainable and Tectonic Architecture


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The aim of the course is to enable the students to acquire knowledge of technical, functional and aesthetic aspects of and approaches to sustainable architecture, to acquire knowledge of integrated design concepts and to become skilled in analysing and comparing such approaches and concepts with regard to user needs.

Students who complete the module:

Learning objectives


  • Must have knowledge of different approaches to sustainable architecture
  • Must have knowledge of different low-energy and zero-energy concepts and the importance of user-related behavior
  • Must have knowledge of sustainable site planning and infrastructure
  • Must have knowledge about architecture in relation to site, climate and materials


  • Must be able to use the terminology in the field of sustainable architecture
  • Must be able to analyse and reflect upon the integration of climatic, technical, spatial, social, functional, aesthetic and logistic needs of a specific client and/or user group
  • Must be able to analyse and evaluate different strategies to design sustainable architecture and zero-energy buildings
  • Must be able to evaluate buildings by using assessment and certification methods for high performance buildings


  • Can evaluate different approaches to zero-energy concepts
  • Can analyse a building concept with regard to architectural qualities and the technical performance of the building and users needs
  • Can evaluate different concepts with regard to their qualities in relation to the people who live or work in the buildings
  • Can evaluate methodologies of building certification methods

Type of instruction

See general description of the types of instruction described in the introduction to Chapter 3.



Name of examIntegrated Design of Sustainable and Tectonic Architecture
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
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 titleIntegreret design af bæredygtig og tektonisk arkitektur
Module codeAODATM1TK172
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Technology (Architecture)
Study BoardStudy Board of Architecture and Design
DepartmentDepartment of Architecture, Design and Media Technology
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design