This unique seminar examines architectural and design approaches where interior space acts as an outstanding experience of the phenomenon of Nature. It combines contemporary design practice with scientific perspectives. In line with the implementation of UN's 17 SDG's, the purpose of the course is two fold: to illuminate and enrich the understanding of architectural biophilic design and to stimulate an interdisciplinary dialogue/debate and interest in Nature-inclusive architectural design.
Besides the strong will to improve collaboration between the actors the main goal is not only to disseminate knowledge but to influence architects and designers to phase in nature-connected design and enhance the health and wellbeing of communities through interaction with Nature (Nature Based Solutions).
The program of the seminar is addressed to architects, designers, and BA and MA students who share an interest in the theme of the course as a starting point for critical reflection. The proposed seminar will help attendees to consciously and critically engage with an emergent and relevant theme. It is a timely moment not only due to the relevancy of the topic, its urgent need and its appealing character, but because 2023 Copenhagen will have a leading role in the international architecture and building forum.
The course will be held at The Royal Danish Academy Architecture Design Conservation, in Holmen on June 8th. It will start at 10.00 and will end by 19.30 at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. The course fee is 350DKK. Coffee and a group dinner will be provided as the seminar programme describes. Participants must cover their own transport and entrance ticket to Louisiana Museum. The course is structured as a dynamic set of activities. It includes a shared learning group workshop - tailored to the interests of the participants - discussions, a lecture and an architectural visit that also includes an immersion in nature.
For one day, the participants will be briefly introduced to relevant literature on the theme of the course and the principles of biophilic design, including different approaches to the understanding of 'nature' and presentation of exemplary nature-connected architectural cases. The participants will articulate their understanding of the texts selected, a lecture and a building visited and will reflect on the different questions that may arise.
- 10:00-10:30: Presentation of all the participants: motivation, background and expectations. Introduction by Postdoc Carmen García Sánchez to the theme and their motivation and expectations (сoffee will be provided)
- 10:30-12:00: Groups workshop in which participants will read and be introduced to text on the theme and the benefit of being in contact with nature for human beings
- 12:00: Lunch break at KADK
- 13:00: Group discussion
- 13:45: Lecture on connecting nature and interiors by Carmen García
- 14:45-15:15: Questions
- 15:30: Trip to visit an exemplary biophilic design building Louisiana Museum (transport and entrance ticket not included)
- 16:30: Experiencing Louisiana Museum (visit and short class)
- 18:00: Discussion by the sea
- 19:00: Group dinner (dinner included)
Please send an abstract, explaining motivation, background, and expectations, to the course convener, no later than 31 May:
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org, Subject: Nature by Design
Participants' approval is based on an individual assessment of how the seminar is relevant to the candidates´ expectations and background.
Payment 350DKK after participants approval.
Hosted at The Royal Academy Architecture Design Conservation, Institute of Architecture and Design
In collaboration with the The Royal Academy of Architecture