Course syllabus

Spatiala experiment I, teori
Spatial Experiments I, Theory

ASEN10, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2020/21
Decided by: PLED A
Date of Decision: 2020-03-26

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 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 I”. The course also aims to develop the student’s ability to communicate and discuss theoretical concepts, both orally an in written form.

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 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, writing assignments, workshops, study tours and literature studies. Teaching can be in both group and individual form.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG - (U,G) - (Fail, Pass)
Assessment: Accepted assignments, including written works, and 80% attendance at seminars, mandatory field trips and lectures. The quality of the theoretical work and its integration in the design project is assessed and discussed by an evaluation team consisting of the course examiner, teachers, and external critics, after which the examiner determines whether the project qualifies for a pass. If the outcome is a fail, 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.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No
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: David Andréen,
Further information: The course is obligatory linked with "Spatial Experiments I".