Aarhus School of Architecture

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    8000 Aarhus


Organization profile

Organisation profile

Rector: Torben Nielsen
Prorector: Kristine Leth Juul


The Aarhus School of Architecture was established in 1965 and has about 650 students. The Aarhus School of Architecture provides a three-year Bachelor programme, a two-year Master programme, a three-year PhD programme and professional master studies.

In 1988, Aarhus School of Architecture became a research institution and the PhD program was introduced. Since then, Aarhus School of Architecture has awarded over 80 PhD degrees and out of approx. 130 employees about 55 are researchers.

In our efforts to strengthen architectural research, the Aarhus School of Architecture does not adhere to one single approach or method, but try to maintain a breadth of scope. We quite deliberately work with a broad concept of research that ranges from scientifically founded research over research by design to artistic development work. For us, quality and relevance are crucial, whether using well-established research methods from other academic fields, or achieving research results through creative project developmental reflection.

With our special focus on research by design, Aarhus School of Architecture places emphasis on developing research in close dialogue with design methods, tools and processes of the discipline. In this way, we also wish to support the connection to the practice of the profession and of the building industry within research.

In order to strengthen research collaborations and networks, the school's researchers are organized in three larger research laboratories, each having a professional field of interest and contributing to research within the school's focus areas Habitation, Transformation and Sustainability. Research Laboratory 1 Territories, Architecture and Transformation. Research Laboratory 2 Technology, Building Cultures and Habitation. Research Laboratory 3 Emerging Architecture and Sustainability.

Publication collaborations within the past 5 years. Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output 1962 2019

Circular design: reused materials and the future reuse of building elements in architecture. Process, challenges and case studies

Koźmińska, U., Feb 2019, SBE19 Brussels - BAMB-CIRCPATH "Buildings as Material Banks - A Pathway For A Circular Future": 5–7 February 2019, Brussels, Belgium. IOP Publishing, 8 p. 012033. (IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science , Vol. 225).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingArticle in proceedingsResearchpeer-review

Open Access

From Urban Idea to Museum Piece

Olesen, K., 2019, Tangible – Intangible Heritage(s): Design, social and cultural critiques on the past, the present and the future. Segantin, M. A. (ed.). London: University of East London, p. 97-102 6 p. (AMPS Proceedings Series; No. 2, Vol. 15).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingArticle in proceedingsResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Hans Christian Hansen and The Poetics of Classicism

Español Vilanova, A. & Thorborg, C., 2019, In : Kårk. 35, p. 18–19 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleCommunication

Open Access

Projects 1974 2026

Systems Reef 2

Reinhardt, D.


Project: Consultancy

Borte - det, der henfalder - det, der bortfalder

Carbone, C., Jørgensen, R. & Bøttcher, S.


Project: Research

Asger Jorn's Havana murals

Foote, J. & Baumeister, R.

15/12/2018 → …

Project: Research

Activities 1976 2019

The Bartlett School of Architecture (Event)

Chris Thurlbourne (Member)
1 Jun 20191 Jun 2023

Activity: Membership typesMembership in review committee

Infranatur - Natur i byen

Martin Odgaard (Participant)
30 May 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Fredning – byvandring med Jannie Rosenberg Bendsen

Jannie Rosenberg Bendsen (Lecturer)
9 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture and oral contribution

Press / Media

Biblioteca Analoga

Angela Gigliotti


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Culture File: Bauhaus Now

Ruth Baumeister


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media