Course syllabus

Spatiala experiment II, teori
Spatial Experiments II, Theory

ASEN15, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2016/17
Decided by: Education Board D
Date of Decision: 2016-04-08

General Information

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


This course aims to develop the students’ ability to engage with interdisciplinary knowledge, practice, and expertise, particularly from the areas of biology, engineering and the physical sciences, and their application in the field of architecture. This course will support the students’ ability to collaborate across disciplines and to identify experimental potential in the intersection of form and function as an aid to the course “Spatial Experiments II”.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

●      demonstrate the ability to describe, interpret and discuss theoretical foundations, objectives, resources and concepts in the field of experimental architectural design,

●      demonstrate the ability to conduct in-depth analysis of built structures with respect to their functional and design-related properties,

●      demonstrate the ability to communicate, using words and pictures, a theoretical content in a professional manner, with the clarity required for interdisciplinary contexts.

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

●      demonstrate analytical skills to critically evaluate scientific knowledge and theory related to forward-looking aspects of society and construction

●      demonstrate the ability to assess the relevance and value of concepts in architectural applications

●      demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate one's own performance, which has been conducted in a parallel design process.


The course presents theoretical tools to use knowledge and discoveries in other scientific fields to further the performance of buildings, and to further the adoption of cutting edge science in architecture. Learning takes place through studies of principles and examples, which are implemented in the design processes, both to test the concepts and to develop the design conceptually and functionally. Teaching as lectures, seminars, workshops, study tours and literature studies. Teaching can be in both group and individual form.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG
Assessment: Accepted assignments and 80% attendance at field trips and lectures. Mandatory attendance at seminars. At the grade the student has the right to re-examination after completion. 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 12.

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Professor Lars-Henrik Ståhl,
Further information: The course is obligatory linked with "Spatial Experiments II" ASEN05.