Course syllabus

Avancerad arkitektonisk gestaltning II
Advanced Architectural Design II

AAHN06, 15 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2015/16
Decided by: Education Board D
Date of Decision: 2015-04-16

General Information

Compulsory for: MARK1-aad
Elective for: A4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English

Aim

The aim of the course is to support the students’ ability to, through iterations, explore the potential of architecture through the design of a building / buildings in a context related to site and society. Exercises of artistic character confronts both the tools of design as well as the potentials and limitations of building techniques. The course shall provide ability to students´ to challenge existing paradigms within architecture out from future related 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

Contents

The aim of the course is to provide students´ the tools to develop a future related architecture through an experimental and laboratory way of working. Hypothesis is tried out and examined in respect to the results in a cyclic procedure where only the final aim is known. A continuous evaluation leads the design process further on. Close interaction with other and adjacent disciplines are included. Internationally recognized competence participates in crucial moments. Teaching is given in the form of projects were the outcomes are discussed in its theoretical and practical aspects. The relation between architecture and architects, engineers and entrepreneurs potential to realize the result is examined. Instructions are given concerning the practical application of knowledge in the architectural design. Teaching is based on exercises executed individually and in groups, through seminars, lectures, visits and tutorial reviews. In parallel literature studies is carried out.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG
Assessment: Approved assignment tasks, approved examination project and and at least 80% active attendance at seminars, visits and lectures. Compulsory attendance at reviews. The qualities of the project assignment and presentation are evaluated and dicussed by an examination team comprised of the course examiner, lecturers and external critics after which the examiner decides if the project is considered to fulfil the requirements for a pass. 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

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 12.
The course overlaps following course/s: AAHN05

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Professor Christer Malmström, christer.malmstrom@arkitektur.lth.se
Further information: The optional course “Integrated Design: Architectural Design – Structural Design” is tied to this course and is mandatory as complement.