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 might be given in English. ABVN02 overlaps following cours/es: ABVN01. Optional for: A4. Course coordinator: Professor Mats Edström, 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. 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: To this course is associated the deepening and compulsory course "Modernistic Architecture, -renewal, theory" 6hp. Home page:

The course aims to ensure that each student attains a competent knowledge of building and re-building modern buildings; to develop competence in preserving and renewing the cultural inheritance they represent through the whole project; and competently to plan work.

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

An architect’s restoration work requires careful preliminary study and great detail in planning; central to it are the qualities of sustainable constructions that can be renewed. Restoration work should also avoid superficial trends and tendencies.

Considering culturally and historically valuable modernistic buildings, the course gives knowledge of, training in and an understanding of design to be applied at a point where new and old architecture meet. It focuses especially on the function, design and material of buildings, and their maintenance and renewal. Training is given in adapting a building to contemporary demands regarding function, technical equipment, form and access by physically-handicapped persons. Relevant Swedish legislation is considered, together with formal demands for care and procedures in rebuilding work.

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English Heritage Modern Matters. ed Mac Donald S. Donhead Publishing Limited (November 1996). ISBN: 978-1873394236
Caldenby, C. Arkitektur i förändring, Svensk Byggtjänst 2000
Maxwell, R. Modern Movement Heritage, 1998
Ford, E. R. The Details of Modern Architecture: Vol 1:2 MIT PRESS 2003