Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 15. Grading scale: UG. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Architecture. Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand. AAKN02 overlaps following cours/es: AAK165 and AAKN01. Optional for: A4. Course coordinator: Senior Lecturer Bernt Nilsson,, 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. Assessment: Active participation at all course sections such as studiowork, reviews, lectures and seminars. Further information: To this course is associated the deepening and compulsory course City Space - Dwelling Space I, theoretical deepening, 7,5 hp.

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, material, light, measures, and scale. Secondly to develop specific intentions for architectural design. Intensions which is based upon a broad reading of spatial demands 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

The project is a detailed design in an urban or suburban context. The interest is focused on the relation between specific buildings and the global context. We explore in what way a specific insertion in a built fabric can affect and support the vital existing layers of significance. Issues at all levels of scale will be dealt with.

Overall building structures, climate and topography will be treated with the same attention as the building’s expression, form and detailing.

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).

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