Course - Architecture as a Technological Practice - AAR4250
AAR4250 - Architecture as a Technological Practice
Examination arrangement: School exam
|Evaluation||Weighting||Duration||Grade deviation||Examination aids|
|School exam||100/100||4 hours||E|
By lectures,the course offers knowledge of structures, materials and technical installations importance to architecture. It is particularly relevant to students that see the design of buildings in cooperation with architects as their future working area, as well as those students who take a particular interest in the design aspects of engineering. Also; the course is highly relevant for students of architecture who wish to learn more about the role of technology in architecture.The main aim of the course is to stimulate an interest in, and to develop an understanding of architecture as a technological practice, as well as to enable students to see structures and other engineering devices as expressions also of cultural phenomena.
GENERAL COMPETENCE: The course aims at offering a competence in architecture and engineering as cultural phenomena, and the ability to see the relationship that exists between technological possibilities and architectural design decisions. The course will, in addition to a perspective on architecture as a technological practice,also give the students a basic competence in architecture seen as both a functional and a stylistic enterprise. KNOWLEDGE: After having finished the course students are expected to know important reference works within the history of architecture up to the present, and to understand the role played by engineering in these. Furthermore are the students expected to describe important aspects of the architectural development and the reasons behind this. SKILLS: The course is intended to prepare the students to read and understand the part played by structures and other engineering interventions in specific works of architecture, and thereby offering a basis for discussing structural form, the choice of materials and detailing, as well as technical installations, with professionals from other disciplines. The course also aims at offering the necessary skills to discuss and to evaluate design solutions within the engineering or architects professions as such.
Learning methods and activities
The core activity of the course is a lecture series on architectures that aims at communicating knowledge as well as stimulating an interest in the building culture which is common to architects and engineers, with a focus on presenting and discussing specific buildings. The teaching activities also consist of tutoring related to a written assignment. The assignment is to be developed throughout the semester and is submitted about 3-4 weeks before exams.
Excursions can be arranged as part of the teaching of the course. The course leader will inform the students if the excursion is obligatory or optional at the start of the semester. Obligatory excursions will be free of cost for all students. Students who participate in optional excursions must expect to pay a small share of the expenses. For students who do not participate in optional excursions, an alternative will be offered.
- Semester test
Further on evaluation
The student will not be allowed to sit for the exam unless the essay is approved. The right to complain applies only after the final grade has been given. Postponed examinations are usually scheduled for the next regular exam period.
Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.
Recommended previous knowledge
An interest in the role of engineering in the field of architecture, and in engineering design, or more generally, an interest in the influence that technology has in architecture. It will be helpful to have knowledge about building design in the preceding study curriculum, but it is not a requirement.
Credits: 7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level
Term no.: 1
Teaching semester: AUTUMN 2021
Language of instruction: Norwegian
- Building Technology
- Architecture- and Design History
- Structural Engineering
Examination arrangement: School exam
- Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
- Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 E 2021-12-09 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates SL274 Sluppenvegen 14 2 DI42 Idrettssenteret (Dragvoll) 2 Storhall del 2 Idrettssenteret (Dragvoll) 58
- Spring UTS School exam 100/100 E 2022-05-24 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
- * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"