Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 6. Grading scale: UG. Level: G2 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. Optional for: A4. Course coordinator: Professor Mats Edström,, Inst för arkitektur och byggd miljö. The course might be cancelled if the numer of applicants is less than 10. Assessment: Successfully to complete the course, a student must attend not less than eighty per cent of the lectures and study visits. At the end of the course, each gives in words, drawings and images a final account of a project. Further information: The course is held primarily for international-exchange students of architecture. Home page:

The course aims to give the student an understanding of and a basic knowledge of the form, traditions and development of Scandinavian architecture.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

The course focuses on 20th-century Scandinavian architecture that is represented by its ‘highlights’. Its first part comprises lectures and seminars, together with numerous excursions in Denmark and Sweden; its second part the students’ own studies and the preparation of a paper by each student.

Blundell Jones, Peter: Gunnar Asplund. Phaidon 2006. ISBN: 0-7148-3976-0
Clark, Roger H & Pause, Michael: Precedents in Architecture. Second ed. John Wiley, cop. 1996. ISBN: 0-471-28703-2
Rasmussen, Sten Eiler: Experiencing Architecture. Cambridge, MIT Press, 1967.
20th Century Architecture Sweden. Munich, Prestel Cop. 1998. ISBN: 3-7913-1936-1