Bjørn Otto Braaten

Associate Professor Department of Architecture and Planning
+47 73595076
Alfred Getz vei 3, Sentralbygg I * 651

Background and activities

Bjørn Otto Braaten is associate professor at the Department of Architectural Design and Management at the Faculty of Architecture and Fine Arts, NTNU. From January 2014 he is leader of the program-committee for Master in Architecture.


He graduated as architect form the Faculty of Architecture at the Norwegian Technical University (NTH) in 1986 and worked at different architect studios in Tromsø, before establisheding 70°N architecture together with Gisle Løkken and Kjeld Nash in 1994. From 1991-2001 he was regularly teaching at Bergen School of Architecture.

In 2001 he started full time teaching at the Faculty of Architecture and Fine Arts, NTNU in Trondheim. The main field of his research concerns deep structures in architecture and transformative learning. A comprehensive empirical material of the individual work of first year students (from 2001-2006) is systemized and analyzed. What is discovered is expressions of liminality and basic patterns of space related to transformative learning processes. On basis of this work he is developing the workpackage “Complexity & Depth” as a part of the TRANSark project that deals with transformative learning.


Braaten is also involved in teaching and research connected to full scale building-courses dealing with wooden structures (Bird Watching Tower, Rindal 2011), managed by Professor Jan Siem.

 

 

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

  • Wellinger, Steffen; Hokstad, Leif Martin; Rødne, Gro; Braaten, Bjørn Otto; Finocchiaro, Luca. (2017) Transark - Emerging Pedagogies in Architecture Education. Community Design. vol. 079 (03).

Books

  • Siem, Jan Helge; Braaten, Bjørn Otto; Gilberg, Arnstein Olav. (2015) Stargazing structure in Rindal. 2015. ISBN 978-82-7551-112-4.
  • Braaten, Bjørn Otto; Finocchiaro, Luca; Hokstad, Leif Martin; Rødne, Gro; Wellinger, Steffen. (2014) TRANSark Publication - Book 0. 2014. ISBN 978-82-7551-106-3.
  • Siem, Jan Helge; Braaten, Bjørn Otto; Gilberg, Arnstein Olav. (2014) Stargazing Structure in Rindal. 2014. ISBN 978-82-7551-102-5.
  • Siem, Jan Helge; Braaten, Bjørn Otto; Aalto, Pasi Olav; Gilberg, Arnstein Olav; Manum, Bendik. (2012) Birdwatching Tower in Rindal. 2012. ISBN 978-82-7551-077-6.

Part of book/report

  • Hokstad, Leif Martin; Rødne, Gro; Braaten, Bjørn Otto; Wellinger, Steffen; Shetelig, Carl Fredrik Lutken. (2016) Transformative Learning in Architectural Education: Re-Thinking Architecture and the Education of Architecture. Threshold Concepts in Practice.
  • Riggio, Mariapaola; Siem, Jan Helge; Sheine, Judith; Schimleck, Laurence; Braaten, Bjørn Otto; Gilberg, Arnstein Olav. (2016) What can architecture students learn about wood and wood science & engineering students about architecture?. World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2016).
  • Siem, Jan Helge; Braaten, Bjørn Otto; Gilberg, Arnstein Olav. (2016) Full scale in four months - Objectives, methods and results. Structures and Architecture Beyond their Limits.
  • Siem, Jan Helge; Braaten, Bjørn Otto; Gilberg, Arnstein Olav. (2015) Introduction. Stargazing structure in Rindal.
  • Siem, Jan Helge; Braaten, Bjørn Otto; Gilberg, Arnstein Olav. (2014) Stargazing Structure in Rindal. Stargazing Structure in Rindal.
  • Braaten, Bjørn Otto. (2013) Det første forsøkets magi. Arkitektstudenters første egne arbeid. Kunstpedagogikk og kunnskapsutvikling.
  • Siem, Jan Helge; Braaten, Bjørn Otto; Manum, Bendik; Aalto, Pasi Olav; Gilberg, Arnstein Olav. (2013) The advantage of full-size construction as an educational tool in architecture education. Structures and Architecture – Concepts, Applications and Challenges.
  • Siem, Jan Helge; Braaten, Bjørn Otto; Aalto, Pasi Olav; Gilberg, Arnstein Olav; Manum, Bendik. (2012) Introduction. Birdwatching Tower in Rindal.
  • Siem, Jan Helge; Braaten, Bjørn Otto; Aalto, Pasi Olav; Manum, Bendik. (2012) Researc by design - A study of main differences in architectural expression, timber engineering and interaction between these when digital modelling is compared with physical modelling as design tool. World Conference on Timber Engineering WCTE2012, Final Papers, Strength and Serviceability - Extreme Events.
  • Siem, Jan Helge; Braaten, Bjørn Otto; Aalto, Pasi Olav; Manum, Bendik. (2012) Research by design - A study of main differences in architectural expression, timber engineering and interaction between these when digital modelling is compared with physical modelling as desing tool. World Conference on Timber Engineering WCTE2012, Book of Abstracts, Volume II.
  • Braaten, Bjørn Otto. (2006) Tre i grunnundervisningen i 1. klasse. Fakultet for arkitektur og billedkunst, NTNU. Årbok 2002 - 2005.
  • Braaten, Bjørn Otto. (2005) Structure; Space and Form. Monitoring Architectural Design Education in European Schools of Architecture Transactions on architectural education no 19.