AAR4466 - Architecture 6 Large Buildings


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Portfolio 100/100

Course content

The course will provide the knowledge to develop sustainable buildings in urban context, as well as develop an understanding of sustainability and ecology. Architectural design focusing on synthesis and methodical application of the following aspects. URBANISM: Situational analysis and situational awareness. Application of given context. ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN: Program, functionality, idea, concept and expression. Structure and elements of buildings. Ethics, environment and resource use. Materiality, standard and scale. Regulations and safety. Digital and manual-design tools. TECHNOLOGY: Construction principles, material knowledge. Technical infrastructure. FORM AND COLOR: Colors, materials and architecture. Project and graphic presentation.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: - Basic knowledge of sustainable buildings in urban context and organizational principles in buildings. - Basic knowledge of building typologies and relevant reference projects. - Basic understanding of how buildings, urban form and planning play together in a European and Nordic urban context. - Basic understanding of how the use and design of buildings and urbanity are in a dialectical relationship. - Basic understanding of architectural design. Skills: - Can create architecture at a fundamental level through artistic and scientific examination, idea development and architectural design with focus on buildings in urban context. - Mastery of methods, tools and forms of expression on a basic level and can use them in architectural design in a targeted, explorative and experimental way. - Can apply basic knowledge of the nature of the subject, societal, cultural and technological premises in architectural design. - Can apply basic aesthetic, physical and ethical experience in architectural design. - Can produce architectural drawings and projects in 3d CAD at a basic level. General competence: - Can present one's own architectural professional work in the form of drawings, descriptions and models at an approximate professional and academic level. - Takes independent responsibility for one's own learning and professional development and can apply knowledge in new fields. - Ability to reflect critically on one's own work to create new understandings and to break out of conventions. - Ability to experiment and challenge existing concepts and paradigms in architecture- Can reflect on and position one's own professional contributions in relation to ethical issues in the practice of the subject and other societal relationships. In this course, contemporary architecture and urban development is discussed in light of sustainability in both present and future challenges and opportunities.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, seminars and workshop exercises, parallel with the student's continual sketch and study work. Teaching will largely be in the form og group tutoring and group reviews. Teaching will take place in collaboration with AAR4467.

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 share of the expenses. For students who do not participate in optional excursions, an alternative will be offered.

Compulsory assignments

  • Compulsory exercises

Further on evaluation

The assessment in the subject is carried out as a portfolio assessment with corrective oral assessment. The portfolio should contain digital documentation with professionally executed architectural drawings, illustrations, descriptive text, documentation of the process and model possible model photographs that document the project work in the course. Detailed specifications regarding the content of the portfolio will be made available at semester start. All digital material should be delivered for censorship within the stated deadline. For the oral presentation exam, 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 early 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, AAR4415 Arkitektur 2, AAR4416 Arkitektur 3, AAR4436 Arkitektur 4 and AAR4366 Arkitektur 5, or equivalent. The subject must be taken in the same semester as AAR4467.

Course materials

Written and digital material, scientific texts.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
AAR4465 15.0 AUTUMN 2023
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Architecture
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Architecture and Planning


Examination arrangement: Portfolio

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Portfolio 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Portfolio 100/100 INSPERA
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.

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