AAR4465 - Architectural Design of Large Buildings


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Letters

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

Course content

Architectural design med focus on synthesis skills of following aspects.
Contextual analyses and master plan evaluation.
Application of given context
Architectural space and room typology. Sculptural building composition. Programming, functionality, idea and concept. Structural elements and building parts. Materiality, scale and modules.
Ethics, environment and resources
Building regulations, fire and security precaution. Project and design management. Digital and conventional design tools. Architectural presentation.
Building structures and construction, building materials. Technical infrastructure/air, water, lighting, heating and acoustical environment.
Colours and materials in architecture. Project presentation and visual communication.


Learning outcome

The course gives a basic introduction to all aspects of designing a big project, based on a complex program.
The student is trained in the task of integrating all elements of a larger building into an architectonic unity, inclosing programatic demands, technical solutions, laws and regulations, energy consumption, materiality and architectural form - all based on a conseptual idea.The candidate should be able to handle complex buildings by using digital tools, both in terms of organization, geometry and presentation. The candidate should have an understanding of the digital workflow in interdisciplinary processes .
The project lasts through the whole semester. The project assignment takes its program from projects in culture, health and social care, research and teaching, administration and business.
In Architecture 6 students are given an independent responsibility for the design project and fulfillment of learning objectives. A genuine motivation for the subject, an open attitude, an approach toprofessional ethics and curiosity are decisive factors in a self-generated process.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, seminars and workshops, parallell with the students own sketching on and developing their concept. The teaching are mainly groupwise and individual tutoring with public asessments at the different stages of the project

Compulsory assignments

  • Subtasks included as a part of the subject

Further on evaluation

Part-deliveries will be part of the assessment and evaluated passed/failed.
You can register for a re-scheduled examination in the next exam period. Part-deliveries will be part of the evaluated material in re-scheduled examination.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

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

Required previous knowledge

Required study competence: Architecture 1-5 or equivalent.

Course materials

Compendium and webpage


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.