Course syllabus

Stadsrum - husrum II
City Space - Dwelling Space II

AAKN11, 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, light, material, measures, scale…

Secondly to develop specific intentions for architectural design. Intension which is based upon a broad reading of spatial demands in society 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 city is considered as a continuous, spatial organisation with qualities allowing for changes in use in a long time span. The project includes studies of spatial relationships from landscape scale to detailed buildings.

The interest is focused on the relationship between specific buildings and the global context. We explore in what way a specific insertion in a built fabric can effect and support the vital existing layers of significance. The town and surrounding landscape will be studied as a whole interdependent structure.

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 lectures, seminars and reviews. Satisfactorily completed project and exhibition.


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: AAK167, AAKN10

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 II, theoretical deepening, 7,5 hp.