AAR4416 - Architecture 3 Housing


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Portfolio 100/100

Course content

Basic training in the architectural design of urban housing: - the basic aspects of use - the dimensioning of architectural elements and space - space, light, construction and form - housing typologies and organizational principles - urban fabric, outdoor spaces and facades - planning and environment - housing design based on society-defined issues.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The candidate ... - has basic knowledge of housing typologies, organisational principles and relevant precedent projects. - has a basic understanding of how individual dwellings, residential buildings and urban tissue are interrelated in a European and Nordic urban context. - has a basic understanding of the complex relationship between diverse residents, forms of living and different housing designs through time. - has a basic understanding of the concepts generality, flexibility, elasticity and transformation in the context of residential architecture.. Skills: The candidate ... - is able to give form to residential architecture at a basic level through artistic and scientific investigations, concept development, and architectural design in relevant scales and formats. - is trained in the use of architectural methods, tools and expressions at a basic level, including 2D CAD, and can apply these in architectural design in a targeted and experimental manner. - is able to apply basic knowledge of architecture as a field of knowledge in their own architectural work; its theory and history as well as its technical, scientific, social and cultural basis. - is able to apply basic aesthetic and practical understanding (tacit knowledge) in her own architectural work. General competence: The candidate ... - takes independent responsibility for her own learning and professional development, and is able to apply their knowledge in new fields. - is able to reflect critically and ethically on their own architectural work, create new frameworks for understanding, and depart from conventions after critical consideration. - is able to communicate their own architectural work, in the form of panels and maquettes, at a nearly professional level and in an academic context. - relates their professional competence and commitment to important societal issues and sustainability.

Learning methods and activities

The course is conducted as one or several design excercises related to new housing, or renewal and refurbishment of dwellings and housing areas. Students work individually or in pairs. Drawing and model making forms the main core of the studio. Teaching will be conducted as lectures, seminars, discussions and critics, as well as regular tutoring individually and in groups.

Compulsory assignments

  • 1-3 mandatory exercises must be submitted

Further on evaluation

Grades are based on assessment of a portfolio and oral presentation. The portfolio should contain digital posters with professionally executed architectural drawings, illustrations, descriptive text, and model photographs that document the final project work in the course. All digital material should be delivered for censorship within the stated deadline. For the oral presentation, the student must give an oral presentation of the project work for censorship. All compulsory exercises must be submitted and approved to be able to submit the final exam.

Postponed exams are offered in the following semester, so that students who have a documented a valid absence or failed the previous ordinary exam, can complete normal study progression.

Specific conditions

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

Required previous knowledge

AAR4300 Arkitektur 1 and AAR4415 Arkitektur 2, or equivalent.

Course materials

Academic texts in pdf format as well as recommended books.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
AAR4440 15.0 AUTUMN 2021
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Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Architecture
Contact information


Examination arrangement: Portfolio

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





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