• Rendsburggade 14

    9000 Aalborg


Organization profile

Organisation profile

The research group ‘Tectonics in Architecture’ is motivated by the increasing need to tectonically transform the complex multidisciplinary processes, technologies and economies that condition contemporary architectural practice into spatial gestures.

We believe in the beauty of architecture and its spatial potential as an environmental and human gesture capable of actively aiding a viable urban development. Releasing this potential represents a tectonic challenge that, to us, necessarily transcends the principles of architectural research, teaching, and practice.

By referring simultaneously to the human experience of the built work and the task of actually constructing it, the notion of tectonics juxtaposes the goals and means of architecture. Read in this way, the question of tectonics manifests a critical and optimistic potential to continuously evaluate and develop the quality of our work as researchers, educators, students, and practitioners. As a group, we investigate this potential on various interlinked levels by joining a series of academic fields in a multi-scalar crossing of architecture and engineering; architectural history and theory, development of design analysis and -methods, research-by design experiments and developments related to specific materials, craft-based, industrial- and digital technologies, and industrial and practice- related innovation projects. The group comprises individual researchers that together represent a plurality of innovative perspectives on the topic of tectonics in architecture that we seek to nurture and cross feet mutually with the common aim:

To increase the experienced spatial quality and viability of the built environment through the development of a tectonic mindset, including theory, methods, and models applicable in conceiving technical principles as spatial gestures in architectural research, education, and practice.

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Brick Engineering & Materials Science
tectonics Earth & Environmental Sciences
Robotics Engineering & Materials Science
Fabrication Engineering & Materials Science
Mineral wool Engineering & Materials Science
environmental research Social Sciences
ecology Social Sciences
Education Engineering & Materials Science

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Projects 2010 2021

Thermal Adaptive Architecture

Worre Foged, I. & Moeslund, T. B.


Project: Research

Thermal Responsive Membranes

Worre Foged, I., Pasold, A. & Chebotareva, P.


Project: Research

Research Output 2010 2019

Acoustic Tectonics - Collaborative Architectural Robotics Demonstrator

Foged, I. W. & Jensen, M. B., 2019

Research output: Non-textual form2D/3D (psysical products)Education

Acoustic Wall: A Collaborative Robot Based Acoustic Wall Assembly

Foged, I. W., Pasold, A. & Jensen, M. B., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Innochain Conference Proceedings . UCL Press

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

A Hybrid Adaptive Composite Based Auxiliary Envelope: Integrating Human and Building Adaptive Systems

Foged, I. W. & Pasold, A., 2019, (Accepted/In press) ICSA Conference.

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingArticle in proceedingResearchpeer-review

Activities 2010 2019

  • 4 Organisation or participation in workshops, courses, or seminars
  • 3 Conference organisation or participation
  • 2 Membership of committees, commissions, boards, councils, associations, organisations, or similar
  • 1 Journal editor

2nd International Conference on Structures and Architecture

Marie Frier Hvejsel (Participant)
24 Jul 201326 Jul 2013

Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

Continua of Interior (External organisation)

Marie Frier Hvejsel (Member)
1 Dec 20131 Feb 2014

Activity: MembershipsMembership of review committee

Everyday Tectonics (Journal)

Marie Frier Hvejsel (Editor)
1 Jan 201431 Dec 2014

Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewJournal editorResearch

Press / Media

Færre flytter til Aalborg: Tæt og højt nybyggeri skræmmer beboere væk

Claus Kristensen


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media


Isak Worre Foged


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Æstetik er vigtig i hverdagen

Elias Melvin Christiansen


3 items of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media