Course syllabus

Stadsrum - husrum I
City Space - Dwelling Space I

AAKN02, 15 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2012/13
Decided by: Education Board 3
Date of Decision: 2012-04-20

General Information

Elective for: A4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand


One of the aims of the course is to build upon knowledge which is common for all architecture. This touches questions about spatial relationships, construction, material, light, measures, and scale. Secondly to develop specific intentions for architectural design. Intensions which is based upon a broad reading of spatial demands and how this can be expressed in architecture.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


The project is a detailed design in an urban or suburban context. The interest is focused on the relation between specific buildings and the global context. We explore in what way a specific insertion in a built fabric can affect and support the vital existing layers of significance. Issues at all levels of scale will be dealt with.

Overall building structures, climate and topography will be treated with the same attention as the building’s expression, form and detailing.

Continuous critic is given at table in groups and to support the design process there are lectures, seminars and study trips (see the compulsory theoretical deepening course).

Examination details

Grading scale: UG
Assessment: Active participation at all course sections such as studiowork, reviews, lectures and seminars.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No
The course might be cancelled: If the number of applicants is less than 10.
The course overlaps following course/s: AAK165, AAKN01

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: universitetslektor Bernt Nilsson,
Further information: To this course is associated the deepening and compulsory course City Space - Dwelling Space I, theoretical deepening, 7,5 hp.