AAR4510 - Housing Design


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2024/2025

Course content

The course is an integrated part of a unit consisting of a design studio and a course with a more analytical input. Therefore, this course should be taken in combination with AAR4814 Housing Design Knowledge. Some elements may be taught in a cooperation with other relevant courses.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The candidate has ... - advanced knowledge of specific architectural and / or planning prerequisites for the project assignment(s). Skills: The candidate ... - is able to give form to residential architecture and / or urban plan (based on one or more project assignments) through artistic and scientific investigations, concept development and architectural design in relevant scales and formats. - is thoroughly trained in the use of architectural methods, tools and expressions and can apply these in architectural design and / or urban planning in a targeted, professional and experimental manner. - is able to apply architecture as a field of knowledge in her own architectural work; its theory and history, as well as its technical, scientific, social and cultural basis. - is able to apply advanced 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 her knowledge in new fields. - is able to reflect critically and ethically on her own architectural work, create new frameworks for understanding, and depart from conventions after critical consideration. - is able to communicate architectural work at a professional level and in an academic context. - relates her 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 groups. 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.

Further on evaluation

The final project forms the basis for the assessment. At the regular exam, students are offered the opportunity to present the final project orally to the sensor. The oral presentation itself is not included as part of the assessment. Students can register for a re-scheduled examination in the next exam period.

Specific conditions

Limited admission to classes. For more information:

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Architecture (MAAR)
Architecture (MAAR2)

Required previous knowledge

Completed three years basic courses in architecture, bachelor in architecture or equivalent. The course is the main element in combination with the course AAR4814 which must be taken in the same semester.

Course materials

Will be annouced when the course begins.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level



Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Architecture
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Architecture and Planning


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