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Reflections on PhD education and research in architecture: Experiences from KTH and SLU
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture. (arc•plan)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9715-9656
Department of Urban and Rural Development, Unit of Landscape Architecture, SLU.
2011 (English)Conference paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This conference paper is based on the experiences of PhD training and researchprojects conducted at the KTH and SLU. We discuss our research experience inarchitecture and landscape architecture in the three research fields: design theory,architecture criticism and innovation. From this framework, we highlight issues ofknowledge, quality and assessment of proposals by using architectural competitionsas illustrative example. The aim is to present a challenge for research that is centralto the professional practice and to the development of design solutions as a futuremulti-disciplinary challenge in society.We argue that environmental design disciplines, such as architecture and landscapearchitecture, have a common core of knowledge and needs. In the paper we suggestthat design theory, architectural criticism and innovation constitute a coherentunderstanding of common interest for education, practice and research. We alsodiscuss how these three fields are connected to each other. Finally, we point outcommon challenges, research issues that need to be studied as a foundation forbridging the gap between evidence-based design and a rich repertoire of cases as areference base in practice.

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Design theory, architectural criticism, innovation, knowledge, quality, assessment
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-61488OAI: diva2:479235
North Atlantic Forum, NAF 2011. Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. October 13-15 2011
QC 20120123Available from: 2012-01-17 Created: 2012-01-17 Last updated: 2012-01-23Bibliographically approved

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