MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE AND EXTREME ENVIRONMENTS. SCIENTIFIC RESPONSIBLE

I am part of the Master of Architecture and Extreme Environment lead by David Garcia and Jakob Knudsen at The Royal Danish Academy, School of Architecture where I curate the scientific reserch. With a site-specific sustainable approach, the teaching aims to respond to present and future climatic and resource related challenges through research by design and direct on-site involvement in the form of active expeditions to remote world locations. The design is investigated with focus on environmental performance, aesthetic and cultural implications. (photos by David Garcia)

A contribution to the Master of Architecture and Extreme Environments // with David Garcia, Jakob Knudsen, Marianne Hansen, Thomas Bøjstrupby 

DAYLIGHTING LAB AT KADK. SIMULATION

On going collaboration at The Royal Danish Academy, School of Architecture. On the basis of sustainability, the objective of Architectural Lighting Design is to contribute to, and enhance the aesthetic quality of our surroundings, and promote well-being, health and ability to work. The Master’s degree programme in Architectural Lighting Design is an artistic education based on mankind, architecture and lighting technology in relation to the Nordic horizon of understanding. 

A contribution to the Maser of Architectural Lighting Design // with Susanna Eeg, Katja Bulow, Karina Mose, Karina Madsen.

ARCHITECTURE IN A CLIMATIC CHANGE CONTEXT

Taught in different Universities in Europe, the course provides guidance to the modelling of cites and buildings responsive to climatic changes. The analysis of macro and micro climates and their future projections are studied with focus on wind, water, snow, temperatures and light charts. The course investigated how the design of program, form, material and details can be conceptualized in order to answer to the everchanging scenario.

DESIGN WITH OPERATIONAL AND EMBODIED ENERGY FOCI

Taught at the School of Architecture of the Royal Danish Academy. Students develop design proposals aimed to the reduction of both operational and embodied energy and emission. The course, lead by design means, studies how the manipulation of programs, form and construction methods can impact resourses, the environement eco-ballance and men activities. The course is based on the use of simple modelling and simulation tools. 

with Daniel Nielsen - Danish Technical University

SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS CASE STUDIES ANALYSIS: DESIGN, PROCESS, PERFORMANCES

Taught in collaboration with UC Berkeley. The purpose of this course is to provide understanding of sustainability by exploring the factual and empirical base of management and leadership knowledge, skills, and values involved in the execution of sustainable projects. This is accomplished by a set of research activities in a case-based mode of instruction. The outcome will be a critical understanding of the common issues and tasks as well as the unique and special conditions resulting from exposure to a diverse set of case studies. Below are images from a version of the course named 50 “green” (or claimed to be Green) Danish projects.

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with Mike Martin - UC Berkeley

SKETCHING AND SUSTAINABLE DESIGN COURSE

This course is taught at Bachelor Level Students at the Royal Danish Academy, School of Architecture. Based on the use of sketches and simple diagrams, this course offers the opportunity to understand and rappresent sustainable technologies, processes and design solutions qualities. The course provides knowledge, theory, skills and experience with the use of both analog and analytical tools. 

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with Brian Edwards - University of Edimburg