Syllabus academic year 2008/2009
(Created 2008-07-17.)

Higher education credits: 18. Grading scale: UG. Level: G2 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. AAKF05 overlap following cours/es: AAK161. Alternative for: A3. Course coordinator: Associate Professor Bernt Nilsson,, Inst för arkitektur och byggd miljö. The course might be cancelled if the numer of applicants is less than 10. Assessment: Active participation at all course sections such as lectures, seminars and reviews. Satisfactorily completed project and exhibition.

Through design in complex environments give the student knowledge of common architectonic phenomenon and develop ability to act in specific physical and social context.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

be able to handle complex architectural issues in a physical and social context.

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

The project consists of a design assignment in an existing urban context. The student will be stimulated to reference studies of architectural objects, theory and environment of special significance for the project at hand.

The assignment will be directed by a policy statement containing the questions, problems and themes that are relevant for both the local context as well as for architectural design in general. Issues at all levels of scale will be dealt with. Building structure, climate and topography will be treated with the same attention as the building´s expression, form and details.

Continuous critic is given at table in groups and to support the design process there are lectures, seminars and a study trip.

A lot of abstracts from books and reviews will be delivered before the seminars.