In Fall 2019, the Government allocated 1.5 billion DKK to green research from the research unit, and Aarhus School of Architecture has been granted two million DKK for pilot projects that can contribute to the green transition. At Aarhus School of Architecture five research projects have been selected to receive this funding. This research project is one of those five.
The DAB2020 project is a spinoff of a broader research project Nordic Sustainable Architecture lead by Sofie Pelsmakers (Tampere University), Liz Donovan and Ula Kozminska (Aarhus School of Architecture) - a collective of international academics located in the Nordic region with expertise in sustainable architecture. We research sustainability approaches in contemporary architecture in the Nordic region. We are interested in non-traditional design processes and methods, starting from the built cases, looking back to understand the approaches, design and building processes, while also looking ahead to the building in-use and how it may be adaptable over time.
Research Lab 'Radical Sustainable Architecture’ is passionate about investigating and imagining architectural approaches to the societal, climatic and environmental challenges in a rapidly changing world. The lab explores the making of space and our role within this process through emerging methods and tools both at different scales and in local and global contexts. Designing for the needs and well-being of people which is the foundation for a resilient and healthy environment. Our emphasis is on examining how trans-disciplinary approaches involving anthropology, sociology and psychology can qualify architectural design and how contextual influences can foster new qualities and imagination. These contextual influences enrich and inspire rather than inhibit architectural design.
Aarhus School of Architecture offers an academic education centred around three approaches to architecture – An artistic, a scientific, and a practice-based.”