Course syllabus

Boendets rum, teori
Dwelling and Space, Theory

AAHN45, 7,5 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

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


The course will provide the theoretical and methodological framework for the design tasks in the design course Dwelling and Space. Through texts, lectures and studies of described and visited reference projects, the course supports the student's exploratory and reflective work in relation to design assignments.
The course will also provide a prerequisite for subject knowledge development as support for assignments in terms of sustainability aspects, historical development of dwelling and housing types, housing policy, social aspects and theory about housing qualities. As the course is based on future-related issues, it also contains seminars to stimulate a reflective discussion.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

demonstrate knowledge and insight into current theories and accepted methods for analysis of housing in a context
show insight into the impact of housing design on people's well-being and a responsible approach to the professional role

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

demonstrate the ability to describe, interpret and discuss theoretical points of departure, goals, means and concepts in the field of architectural design,
demonstrate the ability to carry out analyzes of residential architecture with regard to structural and socio-economic aspects, dimensions, use, experiential values and other contexts.
demonstrate the ability to formulate strategies for sustainable housing architecture based on in-depth analysis.
demonstrate the ability to carry out in-depth analyzes of buildings with regard to their structural and design-related properties in relation to humans and society,
demonstrate the ability to communicate theoretical content in words and pictures.

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

show a critical, independent and creative approach to residential architecture
demonstrate the ability to evaluate concepts and results from a human perspective
demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate one's own design work


The course contains literature study, lectures, seminars, presentations and a study trip (see below in general) Teaching takes place preferably in groups, but individual exercises may occur.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG - (U,G) - (Fail, Pass)
Assessment: Approved exercises and 80% attendance at study visits and lectures. Mandatory attendance at seminars. If the grade fails, the student is entitled to a re-examination after completion. The examiner informs the student what is required to obtain the grade passed.

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
The course might be cancelled: If the number of applicants is less than 12.

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Tomas T├Ągil,
Further information: The course is compulsory linked till "Dwelling and Space, 15 hp". The course includes field studies of relevant reference projects.