Syllabus academic year 2009/2010
(Created 2009-08-11.)

Higher education credits: 6. Grading scale: UG. Level: A (Second level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand. Optional for: A4. 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 5. Assessment: Approved exercises, approved final presentation and 80% presence at seminars and lectures.

To give an understanding of tectonic meanings in architecture and understanding for the construction as a means of expressing space and aesthetic.

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

The course is built up from the study of some buildings with legible and interesting tectonic characteristics. The buildings are discussed in lectures, seminars and in the practical work. The buildings are from different historical periods to describe common phenomenon in architecture.

Frampton, K. Studies in Tectonic Cultures. The MIT Press 2001. ISBN: 0-262-06173-2 (hc).
Rasmussen, S.E. Experiencing Architecture. The MIT Press 1987. ISBN: 0-262-68002-5.
Zevi, B. Architecture as Space. Horison Press 1974. ISBN 0-8180-0024-4.