Research and collaboration

The Master programme introduces the students to the process of Research-by-Design.

This methodology also allows for new areas of study to emerge, where interdisciplinary platforms are ground for new solutions, collaborations, and architectural and component design innovation. Gearing students towards a world of practice, these competences give a robust experience and a wide range of design tools and methods, where young architects learn not only to design, but also to innovate.

The programme collaborates internationally with a wide range of facilities and institutions. A global knowledge network becomes available to the programme, which in turn is appropriated by the architectural design process. In particular, with Danish Technical University in Lyngby and UCL in London, this programme draws from designers, educators and theoreticians to inform our students throughout the year.

Furthermore, thanks to the strong resources of the Institute of Architecture and Technology, from CINARK, CITA and the Performance Simulation Laboratory, experts in technological specific fields like digital performance assessment, digital manufacturing, tectonics and circular material and component life cycles become available to the programme.

The Performance Simulation Laboratory
Architecture and Extreme Environments has a close collaboration with the Performance Simulation Laboratory of the Institute of Architecture and Technology. The Laboratory focuses on sustainable design through the use of environment simulation and is co-directed by Associate professor Emanuele Naboni and Associate professor Daniel Sang-Hoon Lee. The Performance Simulation Laboratory offers students of the program continuous guidance in the use of methods to assess a broad spectrum of parameters from the urban to the material scale, ranging from structural capacity using mechanical engineering based software to environmental simulation that includes CFD, modelling of LCA, energy and thermal, simulation, human comfort, radiation and daylighting.