Architecture in the Making: Architecture as a Making Discipline and Material Practice
Research Project , 2011 – 2017

The architectural profession is facing new challenges: Sustainable development promotes advanced building technology; the re-use of the existing building stock will be an increasingly important task; urban development have to integrate different fields of knowledge; advanced ICT tools influence design practice and modes of production. Current challenges represent opportunities for the architectural profession in creating sustainable built environment, and the potential of architectural thinking in managing complexity can contribute to research. For this we need to develop integrated theories and methods, clearly based in architecture as a discipline, in which design thinking stands at the centre. This strong research environment defines the built environment as a material culture, and the architectural profession as a "making discipline". From this perspective, connecting to sustainable development, four research themes are identified: "Material mechanisms", "History"¸ "Investigative modelling", and "Alteration". It assembles a unique set of leading Swedish researchers, international scholars and architectural practitioners, to create a dynamic research platform promoting the potential of architectural thinking in research on complex issues in built environments. Concentrated research projects will be combined with externally oriented activities which will make significant contributions to theories and methods in architectural research as well as practice.

Participants

Fredrik Nilsson (contact)

Head of Department at Architecture

Michael Asgaard Andersen

Docent at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Architectural theory and methods

Monica Billger

Full Professor at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Architectural theory and methods

Claes Caldenby

Full Professor at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Architectural theory and methods, Research - Architectural Theory and Method

Karel Deckers

at Unknown organization

Halina Dunin-Woyseth von Turow

Gästprofessor at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Architectural theory and methods

Catharina Dyrssen

Professor Emeritus at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Urban Design and Planning

Paula Femenias

Associate Professor at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Design

Julia Fredriksson

Researcher at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Urban Design and Planning

Michael U. Hensel

at Unknown organization

Nel Janssens

Gästforskare at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Architectural theory and methods, Research - Architectural Theory and Method

Daniel Koch

Researcher at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Design

Johan Liekens

at Unknown organization

Johan Linton

Senior Lecturer at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Architectural theory and methods, Education - Architectural Theory and Method

Frans Magnusson

Doktorand at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Architectural theory and methods

Lars Marcus

Full Professor at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Urban Design and Planning

Stig Anton Nielsen

Doktorand at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Architectural theory and methods

Daniel Norell

Lecturer at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Architectural theory and methods, Education - Architectural Theory and Method

Karl-Gunnar Olsson

Full Professor at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Architectural theory and methods, Research - Architectural Theory and Method

Anna Maria Orrù

Doktor at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Urban Design and Planning

Atli Magnus Seelow

Researcher at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Architectural theory and methods, Research - Architectural Theory and Method

Andrej Slavik

Doktor at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Architectural theory and methods

Beata Stahre Wästberg

Senior Researcher at Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Interaction Design (Chalmers)

Liane Thuvander

Associate Professor at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Architectural theory and methods, Research - Architectural Theory and Method

Malgorzata Zboinska

Researcher at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Architectural theory and methods, Research - Architectural Theory and Method

Collaborations

Lund University

Lund, Sweden

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Stockholm, Sweden

Umeå University

Umeå, Sweden

Funding

Formas

Funding Chalmers participation during 2011–2017

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Building Futures (2010-2018)

Areas of Advance

Innovation and entrepreneurship

Driving Forces

Publications

More information

Latest update

2019-06-03