Designing sustainable indoor environments

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It is estimated that we spend about 90% of our lifetime indoors in average. However, does our indoor environment sustainable enough? Can we design them better?

Indoor environments affecting every aspect of our life, including social ties, mental and physical health, learning abilities and much more. It is estimated that we spend about 90% of our lifetime indoors in average. However, does our indoor environment sustainable enough? Can we design them better?

Indoor environments affecting every aspect of our life, including social ties, mental and physical health, learning abilities and much more. The aim of this project is to explore the concept of sustainable indoor environment. What does it means? And how indoor environment should be design to help us be more sustainable.

Project activities

In this project, the students will re-design one of the existing halls within the University campus buildings in Sundsvall. The design should explore different scenarios of future education activities and services for campus students and University staff. The new design will have to consider all aspects of sustainability, including environmental, socio-psychological and economical perspectives.

At the end of the project, the student will need to develop an optimal design solution for the existing space. The project outcomes may include a model, a sketch or a drawing of the design solution, which will be presented to the University utilities. The new design is expected to take part in the ongoing renovation project of the campus.

Study areas

This interdisciplinary project calls for innovative thinking and creativity. Supervisors from different scientific fields will be available as support during the project. At the same time, each student is expected to contribute with his individual expertise to the project outcome. Group work and interaction between students from different fields are essential in order to achieve a successful project result. The students are expected to be motivated and initiative. A dream team for the project should include 6-8 students from the following study areas:

Environmental sciences,
Socio-psychological sciences
Business and finance
Architectural/design sciences

Apply to the project

Contact:
Itai  Danielski, Mid Sweden Univeristy
Email: itai.danielski@miun.se

Gideon Bazen, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
Email: g.h.bazen@hva.nl

Marianne Bossema, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
Email: m.bossema@hva.nl