The MArch programme, which is a two-year international programme, will be research-based: Each school year is divided into two semesters, with the fall semester dedicated to communal research around a yearly theme, where students, through different research methods and design processes, gather information and knowledge, question, and experiment together. The spring semester is then dedicated to individual design projects.
Although the master's programme is primarily a scholarly boot-camp for a professional career in the field of architecture, it is simultaneously an ongoing research hub for the field of architecture. As such, each yearly theme contributes to an expanding basis of knowledge and expertise.
We will start with, both relevant and appropriate, at the roots, in the inherent building knowledge of the turf, which has been used locally for over a thousand years. Nevertheless, this will be considered in a larger context. On one hand, it is crucial to ask what tradition can convey and teach us about building and inhabiting the extreme, how we can sustainably apply materials and knowledge, and what can be learned from the culture of inhabiting these circumstances. On the other hand, it is also important to redefine and put materiality into question, expanding from the turf and question what is turf in today's context
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*Event photo by Þorlákur Jón Ingólfsson