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The Aarhus School of Architecture was founded in 1965 in Århus, Denmark. Along with the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in Copenhagen, it is responsible for the education of architects in Denmark. The school has approximately 750 students.Teaching at the school is studio-based emphasising group work and project work. The school places an emphasis on practice-based teaching while maintaining an artistic approach to architecture. Teaching, which is organised around a number of academic platforms , is based on on-going and close dialogue with teachers. Workshop facilities allow students to explore their ideas in 3D and in 1:1. Other resources include a specialised library and a materials shop. Besides Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD programmes the school offers supplementary education for architects and similar professional groups at various levels.Research at the school is also to a high degree practice-based, i.e. based on cooperation with architectural practices located internationally and locally. The high concentration of architectural practices in Aarhus provides a sound basis for this cooperation.Specialties:Architecture, Design, Urbanism, Habitation, Transformation, Tectonic/Digital Design, SustainabilityThe Aarhus School of Architecture is an educational institution under the Danish Ministry for Science, Innovation and Higher Education. Wikipedia.

Nielsen T.,Aarhus School of Architecture
Geografisk Tidsskrift - Danish Journal of Geography | Year: 2015

The discussion of the network city has in recent years been supplemented by an increasing interest in reconsidering the notion of territory. Looking into both geographical and urban design theories, we find examples of a focus on how the networks of the city not only connect them irreversibly with sites and systems without any direct physical relation, but also of how this does not necessarily result in complete fragmentation and dissociation between the parts and the surrounding landscapes, as described in network city theory. By relating examples from this literature to a description of the main development characteristics of a low-profile example of a developing European urban region, Eastern Jutland in Denmark, the article contributes with a discussion of how concrete urban development perspectives in such a context can help inform the more general conceptualisation efforts developed in theory. The concept of The Polymorphic, Multilayered and Networked Urbanised Territory is introduced to grasp the reality experienced in European regions outside the largest and most potent versions of contemporary cities. © 2015 The Royal Danish Geographical Society.

Carbone C.,Aarhus School of Architecture
Architectural Research Quarterly | Year: 2015

The experience of the exhibition On the Surface - a retrospective of the work of Metis, the Edinburgh-based atelier of Mark Dorrian and Adrian Hawker, presented in the exhibition space of The Aarhus School of Architecture - is choreographed as a walk over superimposed fragments of architectural representations. This action of walking, of following the drawing on the ground, enables the erasure of the specific time/place chronotopes of the seven exhibited projects, allowing new itineraries to be drawn through the crossing of this complex context. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2015.

Rasmussen M.K.,Aarhus School of Architecture | Pedersen E.W.,Copenhagen University | Petersen M.G.,University of Aarhus | Hornbaek K.,Copenhagen University
Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings | Year: 2012

Shape change is increasingly used in physical user interfaces, both as input and output. Yet, the progress made and the key research questions for shape-changing interfaces are rarely analyzed systematically. We review a sample of existing work on shape-changing interfaces to address these shortcomings. We identify eight types of shape that are transformed in various ways to serve both functional and hedonic design purposes. Interaction with shape-changing interfaces is simple and rarely merges input and output. Three questions are discussed based on the review: (a) which design purposes may shape-changing interfaces be used for, (b) which parts of the design space are not well understood, and (c) why studying user experience with shape-changing interfaces is important. Copyright 2012 ACM.

Vestergaard I.,Aarhus School of Architecture
Vernacular Architecture: Towards a Sustainable Future - Proceedings of the International Conference on Vernacular Heritage, Sustainability and Earthen Architecture | Year: 2015

How can preindustrial architecture inspire sustainable thinking in postindustrial architectural design? How can we learn from experience and how can social, economic and environmental conditions give perspectives and guide a knowledge based evolution of basic experience towards modern industrialized building processes? Identification of sustainable parameters related to change in society, to building technique and to comfort are illustrated through two Danish building types, which are different in time, but similar in function. One representing evolution and experience based countryside fisherman's house built around year 1700; and second a frontrunner suburban family house built year 2008. The analysis involves architectural, technical and comfort matters and will state the levels of design, social conditions, sustainable and energy efficient parameters. Results will show lessons learned in perspective of future building stock and to which level buildings are expected to operate to actual demands of zero energy performance and better indoor comfort. © 2015 Taylor & Francis Group.

Eybye B.T.,Aarhus School of Architecture
Vernacular Architecture: Towards a Sustainable Future - Proceedings of the International Conference on Vernacular Heritage, Sustainability and Earthen Architecture | Year: 2015

The aisle-truss houses of Northern Jutland were built under hard conditions, such as harsh climate and scarce resources. Hence, the aisle-truss houses display a number of resource-saving and sustainable building principles, including the arcade construction and the use of passive energy strategies, which make them relevant to research. This paper investigates resource-saving and sustainable principles in the aisle-truss houses of Thy, Northern Jutland. General features as well as three cases of the one-wing dwelling aisle-truss houses are studied. The aim is to improve the understanding of aisle-truss houses. Another aim is to suggest strategies for modern sustainable building on the basis of the identified principles in aisle-truss houses. © 2015 Taylor & Francis Group.

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