Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Level: G2 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. Optional for: V3. Course coordinator: Assistant Professor Elisabeth Dalholm Hornyánszky,, Ergonomi och aerosolteknologi. Recommended prerequisits: Completion of two years of civil engineering studies. Assessment: For a passing grade the student must attend at least 80% of all lectures, seminars and study visits. Participate actively in lectures and seminars. Complete the exercises in an acceptable manner and present them to the group. Home page:

The aim of the course is for engineers and architects to gain insight into one another’s field in order to better cooperate and communicate in the building process. It will provide knowledge and understanding of the architect’s working methods and range of activities, as well as a short history of architecture in housing construction from the beginning of the 1900 to the present. Several of the classes begin with a lecture and conclude with a seminar discussion on the literature assignments.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Presentation of the intentions and points of departure architects have in project planning and construction. The lectures, seminars and exercises describe and analyse the qualities that architects want to achieve in buildings. Students will be given a brief introduction to some of the architect’s “tools” – blueprints, models and programs. In a guided tour of Lund, the students will visit public buildings constructed in the last decade. The course includes two exercises: construction of a model of a building of architectural-historical interest (e.g. famous architects’ homes) and the planning of a “dream home” in a fictitious location.

Björkholm,Y & Lindqvist, M (1996): Ekologi som inspirerar. 12 miljöanpassade hus.
Boverket (2003): Bra bostadsutformning. Regler, kvalitet, kostnader och exempel för flerbostadshus.
Boverkets byggregler
Dranger Isfält, L (1987): Praktiskt och vackert i lägenheten.
Dunster, D (1985; 1990): Key Buildings of the 20th Century 1 and 2.
Lindvall, J & Myrman, A-K (2001): Vardagens arkitektur.
Nylander, O (2001): Bostaden som arkitektur.
Tran, H & Dalholm, E (2003): The good housing and the role of the housing exhibitions.
Tägil, T (1996): Arkitekten Hans Westman. Funktionalismen och den regionala särarten.
Svensk standard SS 91 42 21
Svensk standard SS 91 42 22