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. ABFN15 overlaps following cours/es: ABF115. Optional for: A4. Course coordinator: Professor Mats Edström, and Professor Kerstin Barup,, Architecture and Restoration. Prerequisites: Bachelor degree or three years of approved fulltime studies at university level in architecture, landscape architecture, design, urban planning, buildning antiquarian sciences or the equivalent. The course might be cancelled if the number of applicants is less than 10. Assessment: During the course, constant reference is made to individuals’ levels of knowledge: each gives a preliminary account of his or her work-in-process on a project that is assessed. At the end of the course, each gives in words, drawings and images a final account of this project that the other students assess critically. Successfully to complete the course, a student must attend not less than eighty per cent of the lectures and study visits; actively take part in preliminary and final assessments; and gain approval for his or her project. Further information: The course is held primarily for international-exchange students. Home page:

The course aims at giving students understanding and basic knowledge and ability to discuss qualities of Scandinavian urban 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

Emphasing 20 and 21th-century urbanism, the course comprises lectures and seminars, as well as excursions in Denmark and Sweden. It mediates knowledge, training and understanding of giving form to the encounter between new and old urban architecture and focuses in particular on the functions, construction, material, administration and renewal of buildings. Training is given in how buildings are adapted to contemporary demands on functions, technical equipment, form and access by the physically handicapped.

Gehl, J. Life between buildings Arkitetens Förlag 2006. ISBN 8-7740-7360-5
Nyström, L. Living in Sweden – between tradition and vision Boverket 1996. ISBN 9-1714-7268-1
20th Century Architecture Sweden Munich, Prestel Cop. 1998. ISBN: 3-7913-1936-1