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Department of Architecture, Design, and Media Technology

New Professors at Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology

The Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology have appointed two new professors; Marwa Dabaieh and Runa T. Hellwig

Last modified: 02.05.2019

Marwa Dabaieh is the head of the SARC research group (Sustainable Architecture) and professor in Environmental and Sustainable Architecture. She is Architect and BioGeometry® practitioner. Marwa teach environmental sustainable architecture and research in zero emission and passive earthen buildings. She follow transdisciplinary and human centered participatory research methods and published over 50 publications.

On the 2nd of May Marwa held a inaugural lecture with the headline ““Feather Light Architecture”

Abstract:
The lecture will shed lights on designing and constructing eco-cycle. post conflict housing. Showing a transdisciplinary and participatory case project designed and built in a collaborative manner with refugees. The main idea is to use architecture as a tool for integration and healing from forced migration and displacement, while also raising awareness of cost-efficient and climate responsive way of building back better shelter.

Runa T. Hellwig is Professor of Building Climatology. Runa’s research focusses on the interrelation between human perception and performance, indoor environmental conditions, building service operation modes, building envelope and building energy performance

On the 2nd of May Runa held a inaugural lecture with the headline “From Energy Efficiency towards Sufficiency Strategies for Indoor Environmental Design”

Abstract:
In her inaugural lecture, Runa T. Hellwig will highlight how far we  have come through the implementation of energy efficiency measures lowering the energy use for comfortable indoor spaces. As there is a performance gap between the expected and realized savings the lecture will discuss the question how other sustainability strategies than energy efficiency can be used to unlock further saving potential. Sufficiency as a sustainability strategy addressing the relation between humans and their environment will be discussed as a key strategy leading, firstly, to a broader understanding of this relationship and, secondly, to developing more sufficient ways of how to design and operate indoor spaces.