Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 6. Grading scale: UG. Cycle: G1 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. Compulsory for: IBYA1. Course coordinator: Kerstin Barup,, Architecture and Restoration. Prerequisites: No requirements. The course might be cancelled if the number of applicants is less than 10. Assessment: Successfully to complete the course, a student must attend not less than eighty per cent of the lectures and study visits. At the end of the course, the student must pass examination of a project work. The student also has to getsmaller exercises approved. He or she must also carry out the Afu (workplace studies) sucessfully. Further information: One lecture will take place at the school of architecture in Lund. Home page:

The course aims to give students a basic orientation about the teamwork in building and architecture where the work of the civil engineers is included. Different points of veiw on architecture and building technology are presented in a Swedish and international perspective. The course shall introduce the concepts of architecture, the interplay between human beings on the one hand and the environment and social and cultural values on the other. The workplace-studies aim to associate the course to the application of building-workers’ skills on a building site.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

- be able to design and submit a small building task

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

- be able to analyze the conditions for a small building task

- be able to present a small building task orally, in text and pictures

The course gives an orientation about what technology signifies for building and architecture, especially from an architectural point of view.

Lecturers from private and public sector in architecture describe the process of designing and building.

An exercise in drawing will give an insight in how to work with architecture.

Exemplified in Swedish and international contexts, the different parts of the planning process for building are considered in turn. How civil engineers and architects influence one another, as well as the qualitative results of the planning process, are studied particularly closely. Emphasis is given to how aesthetics and design influence building technology, and building industry energy demands. How human beings relate to the environment is studied in a long-term social perspective.

Ahlstrand, J-T. Arkitekturtermer Studentlitteratur 1976. Andra uppl. ISBN: 91-44-02852-0
Caldenby, C. & Nilsson, F. (red.) Om arkitektur - en antologi Arkus 2005. ISBN: 91-973626-3-8
Compendium from the department.