Tectonic Studies and Experimentations in Form, Structure, Materials and Details


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

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

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The aim of the course is to provide a broad critical understanding of tectonic theory and practice in tectonic design through the presentation and analysis of relevant engineering and architectural theories, methods and models in historical as well as contemporary engineering and architectural design combined with physical tectonic studies, experimentation, modeling, prototyping and crafting.                                            

Learning objectives


  • Must have knowledge of tectonic theory, methods and models that are applicable to a tectonic design
  • Must have knowledge of prototyping and crafting methods
  • Must have tectonic knowledge of interrelationship between form, structure, materials and detail


  • Must be able to analyse and critically reflect on the application and use of form, structure, materials and details in a tectonic design
  • Must be able to design and model tectonic constructions with an interrelationship between form, structure, materials and detail
  • Must be able to demonstrate understanding of tectonic constructions during experimentation, modeling, prototyping and crafting


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

Type of instruction

See general description of the types of instruction described in § 17.



Name of examTectonic Studies and Experimentations in Form, Structure, Materials and Details
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 titleTektoniske studier og eksperimenter med form, struktur, materialer og detaljer.
Module codeAODATM2TK172
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