Course syllabus

Skandinavisk arkitektur och stadsbyggnad I
An Outline of Scandinavian Architecture and Urbanism I

ABFF01, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2021/22
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED A
Date of Decision: 2020-12-08

General Information

Elective for: A4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The course aims to give the student an understanding of and a basic knowledge of the form, traditions and development of Scandinavian architecture.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

have a basic knowledge of the ideas, character and styles of Scandiniavian architecture and urbanistic history and present architectural and planning discussions.

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

develop his or her critical thinking.

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


The course focuses on resent Scandinavian architecture and urbanism that is represented by its keyobjects and - architects. Its first part comprises lectures and seminars, together with excursions in Scandinavia; its second part the students’ own studies and the preparation of an exercise on analyzing a significant Scandinavian building.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG - (U,G) - (Fail, Pass)
Assessment: Successfully to complete the course, a student must attend not less than eighty per cent of the lectures and study visits. At the end of the course, each gives in words, drawings and images a final account of a project.

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.
The course overlaps following course/s: ABF111

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Mattias Kärrholm,
Course coordinator: Mats Hultman,
Course coordinator: Paulina Prieto de la Fuente,
Course coordinator: Anna Wahlöö,
Course homepage:
Further information: No compulsatory literature.