AAR4415 - Architecture 2 - Tectonics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Portfolio 100/100

Course content

Design 50% Technological aspect 20% History 15% Subject-integrated form and color theory 15%

Learning outcome

KNOWLEDGE - Theoretical basis: During the semester, students will be introduced to the five most important basic building materials: wood, concrete, stone, brick and metal. Students will: -gain a basic understanding of architecture's most important design principles. -experience how the architecture we create affects a place and how a place influences the architecture we develop. -gain a basic understanding of today's building practice from a historical perspective. -be given an introduction to how architectural development is influenced by different production methods, both now and throughout history. SKILLS - Practical basis: Students will be trained in architect-specific tools such as technical drawing, projection drawing, model building in connection with the development of space and form. Here, aesthetic principles such as proportions, composition and overall design are important. GENERAL COMPETENCE - Professional culture: Professional competence: Students will be trained to understand the basic conventions, processes, subject languages of the professional general culture. Architecture development: Students will be trained in developing architecture through creative work processes. Students will be trained to identify the connection between the use aspect and the other parts of architecture. Here, terms like space, place, tectonics and experience become important. The course is designed so that students can work on issues related to urbanity. Methods and tools: Students gain experience with the subject's various specific working methods and tools, and that there should be a separate meta-focus on understanding how methods and tools influence the projects architects develop. Professional ethics: Students will be exposed to some of the basic issues related to professional ethics and corporate social responsibility, and work on projects that are linked to a wider context. The tasks in this course should be related to contemporary issues related to culture, society, sustainability and the role of the architect in this interaction.

Learning methods and activities

The course is based on project-related studies focusing on project development, subject-specific tools and working methods. The teaching is mainly student-driven with independent project development with follow-up from the supervisor. In addition, learning is offered through lectures, intensive courses, workshops and experiences. The students work both individually and in groups. Work is assessed by supervisors and fellow students throughout the semester. The course emphasizes independence, collaboration exercises and understanding of architects' working methods. Sustainability is a backdrop for all activities .

The teacher will inform students at the start of the semester if there will be a voluntary excursion. Students who participate in voluntary excursions will be expected to pay an individual sum. Students who choose not to participate in the voluntary excursion will be offered an alternative teaching plan.

Further on evaluation

Postponed examinations are usually scheduled for the next regular exam period.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Architecture (MAAR)
Architecture (MAAR2)

Required previous knowledge

AAR4300 Arkitektur 1, or equivalent.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
AAR4410 15.0 AUTUMN 2019
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Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Architecture


Examination arrangement: Portfolio

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Portfolio 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Portfolio 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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