Course syllabus

Avancerad arkitektonisk gestaltning I
Advanced Architectural Design I

AAHN02, 15 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2021/22
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED A
Date of Decision: 2021-04-13

General Information

Compulsory for: MARK1-aad
Elective Compulsory for: MARK2-spe
Elective for: A4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


This course will support the student's ability to by an experimental way to explore architectural possibilities for the design of the building / buildings in a contextual framework tied to both the site and community. Artistically-based exercises confronts both designverktygens as building possibilities and limitations. The course will give the student the ability to challenge the prevailing paradigm in the field of architecture by 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 aims to provide students with the means to develop a future-related architecture in the context of the dense city through the application of an exploratory laboratory work. Established hypotheses tested in a cyclic process to the results obtained with only the target is known. Continuous assessment will lead the design process on. Greater interaction with others, or adjacent disciplines included. International expertise involved in crucial moments. Teaching is in the form of projects where work is discussed from their practical and theoretical aspects. Architecture's relationship with the architect and engineer, tool highlighted as potential building provider capacity to achieve results. Supervision is provided regarding the practical application of knowledge in the architectural design of the building. Instruction is through individual and group exercises, seminars, lectures, visits and briefings. Concomitantly performed literature studies.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG - (U,G) - (Fail, Pass)
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.

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.
The course overlaps following course/s: AAHN01

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Andreea Marcu,
Course coordinator: Maria Rasmussen,
Teacher: Erik Tonning Jensen,
Further information: The course "Advanced Architectural Design I, theory” is obligatory associated to this course.