Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 9. Grading scale: UG. Cycle: G1 (First Cycle). Main field: Architecture. Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. AAHA55 overlaps following cours/es: AAH141. Compulsory for: A2. Course coordinator: Professor Christer Malmström,, Architecture. Assessment: Passing the course requires that the project and the practical tasks assigned should be completed satisfactorily. 80% attendance at class, lecturers and seminars is also required. The student is also to prepare and present a portfolio of the work carried out.

The aim of the course is to introduce experimental working processes related to spatial contexts in the field of architecture, interiors and furniture. Further, the course aims to train the creative ability of the students, in a process where each individual student finds her own way to creative design, at the same time as the realisation, in full scale, of a furniture prototype trains the ability of materially and technically carrying through a design concept.

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 tasks of the course takes its point of departure in the human being, in human form and in the human conditions. Through the means of experiments, dreams and fantasies, as well as analyses and creative transformations of human conditions, a spatial context is formulated. This spatial context acts as the starting point for an aesthetically driven, creative and experimental design process, resulting in a full scale furniture prototype. Working in small scale enables the students to carry through their ideas to the material realisation of an object.

Reference literature:
Futurisms / Katalog, utställning i Venedig. Palazzo Grass. Pompinai.
Bauhaus 1919-1933 by Magdalena Droste (Taschen, 1991)
Bauhaus by Jeannine Fiedler and Peter Feierabend (Könemann, 2000)
10x10 Crtitcs
GA Document: modern architecture 1920 – 1940
Architecture Now by Philip Jodido
Functional architecture: International style 1925-1940
Parallax by Steven Holl
Starck by Conway Lloyd Morgan
1000 Chairs (Taschen)
Deconstructivist Architecture by Philip Johnson and Mark Wigley (Little Brown & Co, 1988)
Violated Perfection by Aaron Betsky (Rizzoli, 1990)
New Spirit in Architecture by Peter Cook and Rosie Llewellyn Jones (Rizzoli, 1991)
And movies about:
Mies van der Rohe, I.M. Pei, Steven Holl, Bauhaus, Jean Nouvel, Guggenheim museum, Futurismen, Santiago Calatrava, Jörn Utzon, Alvar Aalto, Le Corbusier, Renzo Piano, Frank Gehry, Källemo, Bruno Mathsson, Funktionalsimen, Dekonstruktivismen, Frank Lloyd Wright