AAR4812 - Housing theory


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2020/2021

Course content

The course will give an introduction to theoretical perspectives on housing architecture and housing cultures. Premises for modern housing production and the strategic role of housing in societal development will be discussed. The course will also give increased knowledge in writing an academic text.

Learning outcome

KNOWLEDGE The candidate has… – knowledge about key discussions related to the architectural development of housing environments and the societal conditions for housing development. SKILLS The candidate has… - the ability to navigate, use and critically discuss theories and research relevant for housing architecture, - the ability to write an academic text. GENERAL COMPETENCE The candidate… - has a general understanding of the role of housing in society, - can reflect critically on the role of architecture and the architectural profession in housing development.

Learning methods and activities

The course will consist of reading and discussions of texts, casestudies, lectures and seminars. In addition to small assignments, each student will write an academic essay.

Compulsory assignments

  • Assignments

Further on evaluation

The assignment(s) are mandatory and must be passed, while the essay forms the basis for the grading. At the end of the semester, students should present the contents of the text in a short lecture where the examiner will be present. Students can register for a re-scheduled examination in the next exam period. In that case the exam will be without an oral presentation.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

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.

Course materials

Literature will be announced when the course begins

More on the course



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


Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Architecture and Planning



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