Course syllabus

Modernismens arkitektur - förnyelse
Modernistic Architecture - Renewal

ABVN02, 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

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


The course aims to ensure that each student attains a competent knowledge of building and re-building modern buildings; to develop competence in preserving and renewing the cultural inheritance they represent through the whole project; and competently to plan work.

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

An architect’s restoration work requires careful preliminary study and great detail in planning; central to it are the qualities of sustainable constructions that can be renewed. Restoration work should also avoid superficial trends and tendencies.


Considering culturally and historically valuable modernistic buildings, the course gives knowledge of, training in and an understanding of design to be applied at a point where new and old architecture meet. It focuses especially on the function, design and material of buildings, and their maintenance and renewal. Training is given in adapting a building to contemporary demands regarding function, technical equipment, form and access by physically-handicapped persons. Relevant Swedish legislation is considered, together with formal demands for care and procedures in rebuilding work.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG - (U,G) - (Fail, Pass)
Assessment: During the course, constant reference is made to individuals’ levels of knowledge: each gives a preliminary account of his or her work-in-process on a project that is assessed. At the end of the course, each gives in words, drawings and images a final account of this project that the other students assess critically. Successfully to complete the course, a student must attend not less than eighty per cent of the lectures and study visits; actively take part in preliminary and final assessments; and gain approval for his or her 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: ABVN01

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Ingela Pålsson Skarin,
Course homepage:
Further information: To this course is associated the deepening and compulsory course "Modernistic Architecture, -renewal, theory" 6hp.