Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 18. Grading scale: UG. Cycle: G2 (First Cycle). Main field: Architecture. Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. Alternative for: A3. Course coordinator: Senior lecturer Peter Siöström,, Architecture. Prerequisites: Passed courses within the program of architecture comprising at least 100 credits or equivalent. The course might be cancelled if the number of applicants is less than 10. Assessment: Approved assignment tasks, approved examination project and at least 80% attendance at seminars, lectures and group presentations.

The aim of the course is to support the students’ learning about the theory and practice of architectural design, and to develop their ability to design buildings within the context of the landscape. A further aim is to offer students deepened knowledge about the importance of architecture and building for a sustainable development.

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 main part of the course is a design task where the student make a detailed building design in which the tectonic and spatial qualities are strongly related to a smaller or larger green space. The teaching deals with fundamental aspects of architectural design, such as the relation between interior and exterior spaces, the design of built edges and the design of spaces of different scale and character.

A study tour is arranged in order to expand the students’ frames of reference and develop their ability to discuss and analyze the interplay between buildings and green spaces at different scales, from the small cottage in its garden to built structures on the verge of a larger landscape.

The design project is studio-based with individual tutorials as the main educational setting. The student will acquire knowledge and ability to discuss architecture, landscape and gardens in a structured and insightful way, which is supplemented by lectures, literature studies and seminars.

Course compendium and supplementary literature, the contents of which vary from year to year.