Subject Area and structure
In recent years Architectural technology -broadly understood as the production- and project engineering conditions of the applied building technology and building physics- has in the recent years undergone some radical changes.
Globalisation, technological advancement, broader knowledge within building physics, new production and collaboration and the environmental consequences of the building industries' consumption, sets a new agenda for the institute's work. In the next period the institute will, therefore, focus especially on the industrialisation of building, digitalisation of building and the energy- and resource consumption of building.
At the same time, the institute will sustain and develop the subject areas that are fundamental for the architects insight, comprehension and mastery of climate, building physics and applied building technology.
The aim of the education is that students on a bachelor- and master level develop knowledge, skills and competence to manage the technological and perceptual disciplines of architecture.
The Institute of Architectural Technology teaches and researches architectural construction's technical subject areas, including structural and perceptual subjects. The institute develops, describes and communicates the subject area both as a source of inspiration and as a necessary tool within the architectural profession. The institute's subjects are combined and cross the range between the technical-scientific and the artistic-architectural subjects. Its activities are partly aimed at communicating scientific results and conclusions from the technical subjects, and partly at researching technological subjects for use in both education and the daily work of architects.
The research builds on established paradigms in the technical-scientific research tradition. But the basis for describing and researching the technological subject area is formed by the viewpoint, perspectives and methods of architecture. In this sense the research conducted at the Institute of Architectural Technology is different from that of other technological education and research institutions.
The Institute of Technology produces and analyses technical and sensory results both artistically and scientifically within the institute's subject areas. The results are communicated to the educational bodies, the architectural profession and the building sector. The following aspects are common to the methodologies of all the institute's projects: human, biological and cultural needs, technical possibilities and architectural unity.
The institute's main subject areas
Climate and Comfort
Tectoncis and Construction
Production and Process
Climate and Comfort transform and develop the subjects Acoustics, Lighting and Climate techniques, who traditionally had their research basis in natural science, to be applied and communicated further on in the architectural education and the architectural profession.
Tectonics and Construction develop knowledge about the architectural potentials in traditional and technological innovations within the subject areas Applied Building techniques, Load-Bearing Constructions and Materiality.
Production and Process focus on the development and knowledge of building realisation and realisation conditions.
The Centre for Industrial Archictecture - CINARK - overall objective is to strengthen the position of the school, architectural education and the architectural profession when it comes to the use and understanding of the architectural potential in industrialised building. This includes the organisation, processes of manufacturing as well as design based building components in industrialised building.
Publication: Research - peer-review › Journal article
Publication: Research › Literature review
Publication: Research - peer-review › Book chapter
Publication: Research › Ph.d. thesis
Publication: Research › Anthology