Course syllabus

Modernismens arkitektur - förnyelse, teoridel
Modernistic Architecture - Renewal, Theory

ABVN06, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2013/14
Decided by: Education Board D
Date of Decision: 2013-04-19

General Information

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


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.

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

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:

Examination details

Grading scale: UG
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.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: ABVN05

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Mats Edström,
Course homepage:
Further information: This course is a theoretical deepening and compulsory to "Modernistic Architecture, -renewal, project" 18hp, but is also open to other qualified students.