AAR4467 - Architecture and Architectural Design Knowledge 2


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

The topic should provide knowledge of strategies and methods to successfully develop sustainable architecture in urban context. In the course, contemporary architecture and urban development is discussed in light of sustainability, and both present and future societal development. Knowledge of learning processes and reflections on students' own learning process is central.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The candidate has... -basic knowledge of architectural theory, idea base and history. -knowledge of the concepts of urban space, morphology, typologies and function. -basic knowledge of source search, reference use and copyright in academic texts and architectural documentation. -basic knowledge of floor plans and documents, urban and co-design models. Skills: The candidate... -has an understanding of and can assess the quality of architectural works in a conscious and critical way. -can contribute to architectural criticism in essay form at a basic level. -has an understanding of their own learning process and can reflect on it. -has digital workflow skills. General competence: The candidate... -can convey architectural professional work and reflection on a professional and academic level in terms of text and graphical presentation. -takes independent responsibility for their own learning and professional development. -has the ability to expand their own understanding of architecture, urbanism and urban design. -can contribute actively, constructively and productively in joint work where each individual assumes different roles and assignments, while all together take responsibility for quality in a total final product. -has the ability to discuss social-related ethical issues and understand the mutual realities and dependencies between community development, urban development and architectural design.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, seminars and workshop exercises, parallel to the student's self-study. Teaching will largely take place through group guidance and student active learning. Teaching will take place in collaboration with AAR4466.

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.

Further on evaluation

The final hand in exercise forms the basis for the assessment. All other submissions are mandatory and as well valid in case of re-scheduled examination . Students can register for a re-scheduled examination in the following semester.

Specific conditions

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

Required previous knowledge

1. -5. Semester of MAAR in architecture at NTNU or equivalent must be completed. The subject must be taken in the same semester as AAR4466.

Course materials

Written and digital material, scientific texts.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
AAR4465 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 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: Assignment

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





Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Assignment 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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