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Organisation profile

Organisation profile

Create Integrated Architecture conducts interdisciplinary research with a human-centered approach to architecture with the aim to design and operate sustainable built environments for human health and well-being. We regard integrated design thinking as paramount in research, education and practice.

Create Integrated Architecture is an interdisciplinary group of researchers which uses mixed methods in their research designs. Create Integrated Architecture addresses health, resilience and well-being of people in built environments, sustainable architecture and digital architectural design in the face of climate change.

Health, resilience and well-being
The group applies a human-centered approach to architecture with the aim of enhancing health, resilience and quality of life of humans in built environments. The group researches human behavior and psycho-physiological impacts of buildings on humans,  what buildings afford to people and how people perceive and interact with architectural environments,.

Sustainability, sufficiency and adaptation to a changing climate
The group researches climate mitigation and adaptation of built environments, architecture that is ambitious regarding life cycle impact and in healthy indoor environments not only in today's climate but also in a changing climate and less resources. Architecture with sufficient means for healthy and comfortable indoor environments, sustainable human activity, fossil free building operation and circular materiality.

Digital architecture
Digital technologies and experiments enhance the group's research and inform design, production and operation of architecture leading to new aesthetics with reused or recycled materials and atmospheres for new, retrofitted and transformed buildings. 

Research group coordinator: Runa T. Hellwig



  • Architecture and Spatial Planning
  • Sustainability
  • Human Building Interaction
  • Parametric Design
  • Robotics
  • Integrated Design
  • human-centred approach
  • Neuroscience
  • Wellbeing
  • Indoor Environment
  • Atmosphere

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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Collaborations from the last five years

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  • 2022 Building and Environment Best Paper Award

    Chinazzo, Giorgia (Recipient), Andersen, Rune Korsholm (Recipient), Azar, Elie (Recipient), Barthelmes, Verena M. (Recipient), Becchio, Cristina (Recipient), Belussi, Lorenzo (Recipient), Berger, Christiane (Recipient), Carlucci, Salvatore (Recipient), Corgnati, Stefano (Recipient), Crosby, Sarah (Recipient), Danza, Ludovico (Recipient), de Castro, Luiza (Recipient), Favero, Matteo (Recipient), Gauthier, Stephanie (Recipient), Hellwig, Runa T. (Recipient), Jin, Quan (Recipient), Kim, Joyce (Recipient), Khanie, Mandana Sarey (Recipient), Khovalyg, Dolaana (Recipient), Lingua, Carola (Recipient), Luna-Navarro, Alessandra (Recipient), Mahdavi, Ardeshir (Recipient), Miller, Clayton (Recipient), Mino-Rodriguez, Isabel (Recipient), Pigliautile, Ilaria (Recipient), Pisello, Anna Laura (Recipient), Rupp, Ricardo Forgiarini (Recipient), Sadick, Abdul-Manan (Recipient), Salamone, Francesco (Recipient), Schweiker, Marcel (Recipient), Syndicus, Marc (Recipient), Spigliantini, Giorgia (Recipient), Giraldo Vasquez, Natalia (Recipient), Vakalis, Donna (Recipient), Vellei, Marika (Recipient) & Wei, Shen (Recipient), 30 Jan 2023

    Prize: Research, education and innovation prizes

  • IBPSA Outstanding Young Contributor Award

    Berger, Christiane (Recipient), Sept 2021

    Prize: Research, education and innovation prizes

  • Spar Nord Fondens Forskningspris 2021

    Djebbara, Zakaria (Recipient), Jul 2021

    Prize: Research, education and innovation prizes