Course syllabus

Spatiala experiment I
Spatial Experiments I

ASEN01, 15 credits, A (Second Cycle)

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

General Information

Main field: Architecture with specialization in Spatial Experiments.
Compulsory for: MARK1-spe
Elective Compulsory for: MARK2-aad
Elective for: A4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


This course will support the student's ability to experimentally explore architecture's capabilities through the design of built structures in a contextuallly extreme or unknown environment. Artistically-based exercises confronts the possibilities and limitations of both design tools and material technology. The course will give the student the ability to challenge the prevailing paradigm in the field of architecture by way of new future aspects.

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 course trains, in an extreme or untested context, the ability to develop a future-related architecture through the application of an experimental design process. Established hypotheses are tested in a cyclic process in relation to to the results obtained when only the objective is known. Continuous assessment will lead the design process on. Great collaboration with other disciplines is included. International expertise are involved in crucial moments. Teaching is in the form of projects where work is discussed from its practical and theoretical aspects. Architecture's relationship with the tools of architects and engineers, are highlighted as well as the material producer's potential capacity to achieve results. Supervision is provided regarding the practical application of knowledge in the architectural design. Instruction is through individual and group exercises, seminars, lectures, visits and briefings. Concomitantly literature studies are performed.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG
Assessment: Approved projects and assignments, and 80% attendance at seminars, field trips and lectures. Mandatory attendance at briefings. Of the proposal and presentation qualities evaluated and discussed by an evaluation team of examiners coordinator, teachers and external critics after which the examiner decides whether the project qualify for a pass. At the grade the student has the right to re-examination after completion or revision of the project. Examiner informs the student what is required to achieve a pass.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: 25
Selection: Interview and portfolio assessment for those who take the course as an elective.
The course might be cancelled: If the number of applicants is less than 10.

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Professor Christer Malmström,
Further information: The course Spatial Experiments I – Theory is obligatory associated to this course.