Architecture and Extreme Environments

Salt cristal pollution cleaning shelter, Lanzhou, China
Water treatment center, Manaus, Brazil
Dealing with habitation and Malaria mosquitoes in the Amazon
Frozen textile structures in the Arctic, Svalbard
Subterranean research laboratories, Svalbard
Biological wall for temperature control, Manaus, Brazil
Bus terminal and biological symbiosis in Manaus, Brazil
Flood proof ferry terminal, Manaus - Brazil
Testing recycled plastic insulation system, Iceland
Technological critial pier, Manaus, Brazil
The project investigates the possibilities of making bio-materials with local loess – a type of Silt - that have the potential to achieve concrete-like properties. The investigation establishes the groundwork for an architectural project that explores the idea of living: living spaces and living materials that come to exist through symbiosis

About Architecture and Extreme Environments

Architectural design that makes a difference. Through a site-specific approach, this Master programme aims to respond to present and future global challenges through research by design, fine-tuned site specific strategies and active expeditions to remote world locations where 1:1 architectural prototypes are put to the test to inform and innovate building design at home and abroad.

We mediate our presence in our environment via design and technology, often disregarding the environmental impact. It is our intention to investigate the artistic potential of working with technology not only as a performance orientated design parameter, but also as a process charged with aesthetic potential and cultural implications with sustainable aims, from building scale all the way to detail.  

Changing the area of study yearly, the programme has engaged so far in the following contexts: 2014/15 The Arctic (Iceland, Svalbard and Greenland), 2015/16 The Amazon (Brazil), 2016/17 The Gobi (China), 2017/18 Tanzania, 2018/19 Alaska and 2019/20 Atacama (Chile)

Architecture and Extreme Environments engages actively with the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in the teaching goals.


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På vores YouTube-kanal kan du se videoer fra vores forskellige projektforløb i Amazonas, Gobi-ørkenen, Tanzania og Alaska. 

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Afgangsprojekter fra Architecture and Extreme Environments

The Arctic
The Amazon
Dagbog fra Tanzania

Dagbog fra Tanzania

Et hold studerende er taget til Tanzania for at udvikle, afprøve og forbedre løsninger på en række af regionens udfordringer inden for energi, sundhed, klima, miljø og ressourceforbrug. Følg deres feltarbejde i 'Dagbog fra Tanzania'.

Dagbog fra Gobi

Dagbog fra Gobi

Et hold studerende besøgte i 2015 Gobi-ørkenen i Kina. Følg deres feltarbejde og få et indblik i deres oplevelser i "Dagbog fra Gobi".