AAR4440 - Housing


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Approved exercises 100/100

Course content

Basic training in housing design:
- the basic aspect of use
- the dimensioning of architectural elements and space
- space, light, construction and form
Housing and society (theory):
- case-studies
- writing based on theory studies
- environmental responsibilities
Basic training in the design of urban housing:
- housing typologies and organizational principles
- urban fabric, outdoor spaces and facades
- planning and environment
- housing design based on society-defined issues


Learning outcome

- Knowledge about the dimensioning architectural elements and functions in a dwelling, housing typologies and organisational principles.
- Knowledge about the current architectural discussion related to housing design.
- Knowledge about the role of housing in society.
- Basic housing design skills based on the knowledge acquired in the studio. Emphasis is on dwelling quality, quality of housing areas, as well as the ability to present architectural ideas in drawings and models.
- General competence in design methods, construction principles, building materials, and detailing.
- Basic skills in handling CAD tools.

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, with a focus on environmental considerations. Drawing and model making forms the main core of the studio. The course also includes a more theoretical part involving writing. Teaching will be conducted as lectures, seminars, discussions and critics, as well as regular tutoring individually and in groups. The course includes an excursion to study built residential projects.

Further on evaluation

You can register for a re-scheduled examination in the next exam period

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Architecture (MAAR)
Architecture (SAA1)

Required previous knowledge

Basic courses A1, A2 and A3, or equivalent.

Course materials

Articles in pdf format.


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Work

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Spring ORD Approved exercises 100/100
  • * 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.