Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: UG. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Architecture. Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. Optional for: A4. Course coordinator: Professor Christer Malmström,,, and professor Lars-Henrik Ståhl,, Architecture. Prerequisites: At least three years approved full time education at university level (or a Bachelor degree) in architecture or equivalent. The course might be cancelled if the number of applicants is less than 10. The number of participants is limited to 30 Assessment: Approved assignment tasks, approved examination project and at least 80% active attendance at seminars, visits and lectures. Compulsory attendance at reviews. In the case of non-pass the student has the right to a new examination opportunity after any necessary amendment or re-formulation of the project. The examiner informs the student as to what is required in order to achieve a pass. Further information: The course “The Creative Tools of Architecture I” differs from “The Creative Tools of Architecture II” through its chosen thematically content.

The course aims to provide students with training and knowledge of various tools in the architectural profession. Analog and digital aids are side by side with elements focused on presentation and rhetoric. The course provides students the opportunity to work out practical and analytical tools to discuss.

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 focus may vary from semester to semester. The course provides the student the opportunity to in team and independently, read and try out various tools in practice. Each stage is followed up by a critical review of outcome versus tool. The course consists of lectures, seminars, theoretical and practical exercises and focused intense moments (workshops).

Course compendium and supplementary literature, the contents of which vary according to the chosen theme of the year.