Virtual Campus on Post Master Studies in Architecture
Sustainable Strategies in Industrialised Architecture
Number of ECTS:
Anne Beim, Professor/PhD, Architect MAA
Ulrik Stylsvig Madsen, Assistant professor/PhD, Architect MAA
Description of content of the Course:
This course will introduce central theories, concepts and models related to the
scientific field of Industrialised Architecture based on sustainable strategies. These are
based on a series of research projects executed in CINARK (Centre of Industrialised
Architecture), that deal with the architectural and sustainable implications of
advanced material technology, new computerised design and manufacturing tools,
industrialised construction processes including pre-fab solutions and mass
The course offers discussions and additional course material in the form of exercises,
self evaluation feedback forms and lists of relevant literature. The students are
presented to the following issues:
1. The theoretical framework of industrialised architecture, including historical
references, scientific concepts and tectonic strategies.
2. General research methodologies and models for analysis – the latter extracted
from practise based research.
The course will run from the first week in May 2009 to the first week in June 2009.
The course is structured as an introduction and discussion of some of the main
strategies within the field of both sustainable and industrialised architecture through
interplay between individual writing exercises and discussions.
1 st week (4 th of May – 8 th of May)
Discussion of the theme: Sustainable Strategies within the field of Architecture
2 nd week (11 th of May – 15 th of May)
Discussion of the theme: Architectural Strategies in an Industrialised Context
3 rd week (18 th of May – 22 nd of May)
Discussion of the theme: Research Methods within the field of Architecture
4 th week (25 th of May – 29 th of May)
Discussion of the theme: Doing Research with the field of Sustainable Industrialised
5 th week (1 st of June – 5 th of June)
Final Discussion and Evaluation