Institute of

Architecture and Design

About the Institute of Architecture and Design

At the Institute of Architecture and Design we work at the intersection of architecture and design, educating both architects and designers in an interdisciplinary environment. Bringing together the two, closely related disciplines together creates a synergy between the whole and the detail. This applies, for example, to architecture, interiors, lighting, textiles and furniture. We work on quality and detailing in construction, focusing holistically on the relationship between a building’s function and its internal and external design. We also educate furniture, textile and lighting design specialists with a material-oriented approach to the design process: in the Institute’s specialist workshops and in close cooperation with selected businesses. We train architects and designers with great insight into the needs of society and the encounter with the user. The Institute focuses particularly on the challenges posed by the welfare society: in the health, education and hospital sectors etc.

Institute of Architecture and Design

Institute of Architecture and Design

In general terms, it is about bringing design and architecture together. Where an architect starts with the fitting out of a room, a furniture designer will consider man's needs first. The institute gathers the two in a common space and allows them to find each other.