Course syllabus

Skandinavisk arkitektur och stadsbyggnad I
An Outline of Scandinavian Architecture and Urbanism I

ABFF01, 7,5 credits, G2 (First 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


The course aims to give the student an understanding of and a basic knowledge of the form, traditions and development of Scandinavian architecture.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

have a basic knowledge of the ideas, character and styles of European architecture and urbanistic history and present architectural and planning discussions.

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

develop his or her critical thinking.

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

have an ability to understand and discuss qualities Scandinavian architecture and urbanism,

to evaluate and analyze architecture qualities in existing architecture.


The course focuses on resent Scandinavian architecture and urbanism that is represented by its keyobjects and - architects. Its first part comprises lectures and seminars, together with excursions in Scandinavia; its second part the students’ own studies and the preparation of an exercise on analyzing a significant Scandinavian building.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG
Assessment: Successfully to complete the course, a student must attend not less than eighty per cent of the lectures and study visits. At the end of the course, each gives in words, drawings and images a final account of a project.


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: ABF111

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Professor Mats Edström,
Course coordinator: Professor Kerstin Barup,
Course homepage:
Further information: The course is held for international-exchange students and ordinariy 4/5 year LTH-students of architecture.