Course syllabus

Arkitekturens kreativa verktyg I
The Creative Tools of Architecture I

AAHN15, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2014/15
Decided by: Education Board D
Date of Decision: 2014-04-03

General Information

Elective for: A4, MARK1-aad, MARK1-acd, MARK1-hsu, MARK1-spe
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The course aims to provide students with training and knowledge of various tools in the architectural profession. Analog and digital aids are side by side with elements focused on presentation and rhetoric. The course provides students the opportunity to work out practical and analytical tools to discuss.

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 focus may vary from semester to semester. The course provides the student the opportunity to in team and independently, read and try out various tools in practice. Each stage is followed up by a critical review of outcome versus tool. The course consists of lectures, seminars, theoretical and practical exercises and focused intense moments (workshops).

Examination details

Grading scale: UG
Assessment: Approved assignment tasks, approved examination project and at least 80% active attendance at seminars, visits and lectures. Compulsory attendance at reviews. In the case of non-pass the student has the right to a new examination opportunity after any necessary amendment or re-formulation of the project. The examiner informs the student as to what is required in order to achieve a pass.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No
Selection: Relevance of previously taken courses, number of credits as well as the composition of the student body (in that order).
The course might be cancelled: If the number of applicants is less than 10.

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: John Ross,
Further information: The course “The Creative Tools of Architecture I” differs from “The Creative Tools of Architecture II” through its chosen thematically content.