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 might be given in English. ABVN06 overlaps following cours/es: ABVN05. 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 the individuals level of knowledge: each gives a preliminary account of his or her work-in-process in a paper that is assessed. 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. Further information: This course is a theoretical deepening and compulsory to "Modernistic Architecture, -renewal, project" 18hp, but is also open to other qualified students. Home page:

The course aims to ensure that each student attains a competent knowledge of building and re-building modern buildings; be able to discuss and analyse their renovation qualities.

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. Relevant Swedish legislation is considered, together with formal demands for care and procedures in rebuilding work.

The continuation of the advanced course contains the following:

Melchert, D. Rekordårens bostadsmiljöer - Malmö 1955-75. 2001.
Siré, E. Varsam tillgänglighet; vid ändring av byggnader och byggd miljö. Svensk byggtjänst 2001. ISBN: 9173329762
Hall, T. (red). Rekordåren, en epok i svenskt bostadsbyggande, Karlskrona, Boverket, 1999
The Dessau Bauhaus building 1926-1999. Birkhäuser, Bauhaus Dessau foundation 1998, Margret Kentgens-Craig
Bodén, C. Modernismens arkitektur, ArchiLibris 1997, ISBN:91-971197-6-8
Caldenby, C. Arkitektur i förändring, Svensk Byggtjänst 2000