AAR4609 - 3Houses Theory Part


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

Through studying works and / or writings of carefully chosen late or contemporary architects and practices, the students try to identify DESIGN PHILOSOPHIES, lines of thought ........that has produced this outstanding work.

Learning outcome

Through these studies increase conciousness, understand and knowledge of the DESIGN PROCESS (of buildings) in the broadest sense: furniture, houses, landscapes.

Main goal is that the students might reach a new level of conciousness in working with the (architectural-) design process, through actively be able to identify their architectural intentions concerning form, space, space -character, light, sequence, movement as well as contextual presence. KNOWLEDGE The candidate … K-1 has in-depth knowledge of architecture as a field of knowledge – its theory and history, as well as its technical, scientific, social and cultural basis – and can apply this knowledge in their own architectural work. K-2 has considerable aesthetic and practical understanding (tacit knowledge) and can apply this knowledge in their own architectural work. K-3 has highly developed experiential knowledge of the relationship between architectural representations at different levels of abstraction, and built architecture SKILLS The candidate … F-1 is in command of architectural methods, tools and forms of expression, and can apply these in architectural design in a targeted, professional and experimental manner. F-2 is able to navigate within and contribute to research and development in the field of architecture and can apply such knowledge in architectural and urban design as well as in academic texts. GENERAL COMPETENCE The candidate … G-1 takes independent responsibility for their own learning and professional development and is able to apply their knowledge and skills in new fields. G-2 is able to reflect critically and ethically on their own architectural work, create new frameworks for understanding, and depart from conventions after critical consideration. G-3 is able to communicate their own and others’ architectural work – to specialists as well as to the general public – at a professional level and in an academic context.

Learning methods and activities

Search, read, build models, write an essay.

The teacher will inform students at the start of the semester if there will be a voluntary excursion. Students who participate in voluntary excursions will be expected to pay an individual sum. Students who choose not to participate in the voluntary excursion will be offered an alternative teaching plan.

Further on evaluation

Grades are based on assessment of an oral presentation of the project. The nature and scope of it will be announced in the beginning of the semester. An oral presentation will be made to the sensors.

Re-sit examinations will usually held in the next regular exam period.

Specific conditions

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 must be taken together with AAR4619 3Houses.

Course materials

Material for making a beautiful booklet or making large scale architectural model(s).

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Architecture and Technology


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
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