Institute of

Architecture and Design

About the Institute of Architecture and Design

The cross-disciplinary Institute of Architecture and Design is constantly exploring how architecture meets design and how design meets architecture. Based on a Danish tradition of working with design in a spatial and architectural context, our ambition is to set a new agenda in the development of business areas and competencies for architects and designers.

Students who graduate from the institute possess strong competencies and methods of working with architectural and design solutions – always with the human experience at heart. At IBD, we are all about workshop skills (1:1), tactility, knowledge of materials and technology, anthropological methods, entrepreneurship and experimentation. Sustainability and social awareness are key, as well as collaborations with a number of external partners.

Nick Rasmussen - student / Institute of Architecture and Design
Nick Rasmussen - student / Institute of Architecture and Design

"You experience a dynamic environment and a steep learning curve while sharing knowledge with students of diverse educational backgrounds. You realise that your success as a designer or architect depends on your ability to cooperate and understand the people you are working with".

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.


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