Syllabus academic year 2009/2010
(Created 2009-08-11.)
ARCHITECTURE AND SOCIETY: CITY SPACE - DWELLING SPACE 2AAKN10

Higher education credits: 18. Grading scale: UG. Level: A (Second level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand. AAKN10 overlap following cours/es: AAK167, AAK167 och AAK167. Optional for: A4. Course coordinator: Associate Professor Bernt Nilsson, Bernt.Nilsson@arkitektur.lth.se, 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. Further information: To this course is associated the deepening and compulsory course City Space - Dwelling Space 2, theoretical deepening, 6 hp.

Aim
One of the aims of the course is to build upon knowledge which is common for all architecture. This touches questions about spatial relationships, construction, light, material, measures, scale…

Secondly to develop specific intentions for architectural design. Intension which is based upon a broad reading of spatial demands in society and how this can be expressed in architecture.

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

Contents
The city is considered as a continuous, spatial organisation with qualities allowing for changes in use in a long time span. The project includes studies of spatial relationships from landscape scale to detailed buildings.

The interest is focused on the relationship between specific buildings and the global context. We explore in what way a specific insertion in a built fabric can effect and support the vital existing layers of significance. The town and surrounding landscape will be studied as a whole interdependent structure.

Continuous critic is given at table in groups and to support the design process there are lectures, seminars and study trips (see the compulsory theoretical deepening course).

Literature
On every lecture-seminar occasion literature will be distributed as a basis for the conclusive seminar
A lot of abstracts from books and reviews will be delivered before the seminars.