The ‘European DesignBuild Knowledge Network (EDBKN)’ promotes the implementation, distribution, and sustainability of the DesignBuild methodology. The research project is funded by the European Union, 2013 – 2016 and is conducted by the Technische Universität Berlin in cooperation with the Vienna University of Technology, Associazione Archintorno, the German University Cairo and the Dalhousie University.
DesignBuild-Studios (DBS), a teaching and research model enabling students to take responsibility for developing balanced future living environments, are undertaking architectural projects from design to realisation. In recent years they became a new paradigm in architectural education in Europe and all around the world. However, despite the fact that DesignBuild-Studios show an exemplary way to combine the synergistic potentials of teaching, research, practice, and development cooperation, they remain a young and changing field that is far from being exhausted. The innovative EDBK Network will stimulate the sustainable, practise related, international and interdisciplinary knowledge-transfer, foster multinational, interdisciplinary cooperation and promote research related to DesignBuild activities.
The betaversion of the web-platform of the EDBKN is online! Please visit and share your comments, ideas and suggestions for further development with us:
Department of Architecture
Members of the consortium:
Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), Austria - Design Build Studio
Associazione Archintorno, Non-Profit Association, Italy - Archintorno
German University Cairo (GUC), Architecture and Urban Design Programme, Research Group Sustainable Urbanism, Egypt – Nile Island Initiative
Dalhousie University School of Architecture; Canada – Coastal Studio
HEAD OF THE ADVISORY BOARD:
Portland State University, USA – BaSiC Initiative
Zentrum für internationale und interkulturelle Kommunikation, Germany – ZIIK