Two new Commercial PhDs for KADK

Cooperation and business

With a grant from the Innovation Foundation and in cooperation with Henning Larsen Architects and the design company, Rune Fjord A/S, two new Commercial PhD courses will start at KADK in the New Year.

The research topics are sustainable building façades and the design of creative learning environments.

The Innovation Foundation has allocated funding for two new Commercial PhD courses in the fields of architectural façade design and development of creative learning environments. The two new PhD students will be employed by Henning Larsen Architects A/S and Rund Fjord A/S and will be enrolled in KADK’s graduate school in the New Year. That means that KADK now has four Commercial PhDs in cooperation with architecture and design companies.

A new facade paradigm

The architect, Pelle Munch-Petersen will embark on the project, ‘The New Façade Paradigm: Recycling – Upcycling – Disassembly in Façade Design.’

The project will set out to embrace the essence of the façade by challenging not only the future complexity in terms of typology and materiality, but also the potential for changeability over time under the mantra, “RECYCLING – UPCYCLING – DISASSEMBLY.” The project aims to explore how the lifetime of a façade can, and should affect the architectural expression so that future demands for a broader and more complete sustainability profile are met.

Pelle Munch-Petersen will be employed by Henning Larsen A/S with Martin Vraa Nielsen as the corporate supervisor in charge. He will attached to the Centre for Industrial Architecture (CINARK) with Professor Anne Beim as supervisor.

En lagdelt facade med potentiale for disassembly, re-cycling og up-cycling

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Space for creative learning

In the project, ‘Creative Learning Environments - A Study of how Space and Design can Stimulate Creative Skills in Educational Environments’, Bodil Hovaldt Bøjer, MA will investigate how various spatial typologies and interior designs affect creative learning processes.

The project will investigate the interaction between the likes of  scale, colours and materials, and the way, in which pupils/students interact with their surroundings in a creative learning situation. The objective is to develop knowledge that can help decision-makers, creators and users of learning environments to develop and apply architectural frameworks and interior designs to stimulate creativity.

Bodil Hovaldt Bøjer will be employed by Rune Fjord ApS, with the owner, Rune Fjord as corporate supervisor.

She will be attached to the Institute of Architecture and Design with Associate Professor Ida Engholm as supervisor. The project will also be associated with the new diploma in Design Management as a module in Design Didactics.