The section of Architecture and Urban Design has the built environment as the field of attention. The section conducts research and teaching in the broad span from the large-scale development plan to the detail of the building with a diversity in the disciplinary backgrounds, coming from architecture, urban design, engineering, social science etc. The research and teaching conducted in the section focuses on creating a strong combination of design-based, technological, and social science competencies with new innovative approaches to research and teaching characterized by an innovative approach linking research and practice within the built environment. Further, a holistic and integrated design approach is reflected in many research projects with the aim to produce new research-based knowledge to provide architectural quality for the users.
The main focus of the research in the section is within: sustainable architecture, zero energy buildings, architectural quality, housing, health and well-being, tectonics architecture, urban design, mobilities research, mobilities design, urban- and landscape design, performative urban environments, urban space design.
The Staff is composed of internationally experienced scholars and practitioners, and research and teaching is done in a network-based environment along with researchers and practitioners in Danish and international research environments, companies, and public authorities.