AAR4565 - Timber Structures A


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2023/2024

Course content

Central themes are wooden architecture, site analysis, form, space, the properties of wooden materials, chemical and mechanical protection of wooden materials, one-to-one scale, static priciples of timber strucures and their relationship to architectural expression.

Learning outcome

The course gives the students knowledge in integral approach as a model for handling complex matters. Skills in handling complex design tasks, preparing students for the level of quality and complexity that are required for the master thesis are developed.Through the course, the students will acquire general competence in developing timber structures into wood architecture.

Learning methods and activities

The course consists mainly of design work focusing on large timber structures where the structural system is important to the architectural expression. Excursions are voluntary.

Further on evaluation

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. For postponed evaluations based on project assignments, a new or revised assignment in the course must be delivered within the deadline set by the course instructor.

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 connected with AAR4885 Timber Structure B and will be taken in combination with this. The evaluation is based on the architectural design work in the course.

More on the course



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



Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Architecture
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Architecture and Technology


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