Testing and Evaluating Sustainable Design Practices
This paper presents in-progress design research conducted by teachers and students of Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden) and the University of Houston (USA). The paper identifies and investigates experiments in sustainable design education through the use of a Habitation Laboratory (HabLab) design studio within the larger Sustainable Living Lab research and building environment project. The goal of the educational initiative is implementing practice and construction experience into the learning process by combining hands-on approaches with theoretical development in trans-disciplinary real-life contexts.
keywords: trans-disciplinary research, sustainability, design, practice