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Building Design

The building design or the tectonic building design research area focuses on the science and art of construction and construing in relation to both function and use of the building and the spatial experience a building design solution creates for building occupants. Building design at Aarhus University therefore explores the meaningful application of (day)lighting, materials, structures and construction techniques and their complex formal representations in the context of architecture and urban design. It moves beyond the mere physical application of engineering principles to include the poetic and meta-physical aspects of constructing or transforming of the built environment for achieving building occupant health, comfort and productivity, as well as sustainable and energy-efficient buildings.