AAR4620 - Architectural Design with Light and Colours


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Approved exercises 100/100

Course content

The course will have specific focus on the effects of light and colour in an architectural context. The first assignment consist of design and construction of an exhibition in full-scale in Room laboratory. The vertical light in architecture will be studied in the second assignment. The final assignment varies to reflect and respond to contemporary architectural challenges, i.e. infill project or building rehabilitation.

Learning outcome

The course aims at giving students:
Knowledge of architectural design of architectural rooms with focus at the coherence between shape, function, natural/artificial light and colours.
Skills in the design method of light distribution in room with the help of scale-models, photography of scale-models and preparation of colour outline.
Generell competance in architectural design.

Learning methods and activities

The course will have varied forms of teaching, including lectures and seminars as well as model studies in the light laboratory and full-scale experiments in room laboratory. Students are also supposed to design an individual architectural project.

Further on evaluation

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.

Required previous knowledge

Completed three years basic courses in architecture, bachelor in architecture or equivalent. Students are supposed to take the course AAR4850 Light and lighting. Registration deadline: 15. May.


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Work

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Approved exercises 100/100
Summer UTS Approved exercises 100/100
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
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