AAR4863 - Design in Context - Workshop


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
work 100/100

Course content

The course goal is to introduce the students to a dynamic design & build process where collaboration, decisions and architectural development are essential in an intensive and contextually complex environment. The students can develop their understanding of how context will frame the architectural development and how different external and internal factors will affect the results.

Learning outcome

The Candidate has...
- Knowledge of theory on collaboration in teams.
- Experienced knowledge on collaboration in a design & build process
- Technical knowledge on the design of small scale wood architecture
The Candidate can....
- Analyze, evaluate and discuss different elements of the architectural development process of a small scale structure or building.
- Develop a small scale wood-based project as part of a team
The Candidate can...
- Communicate their work professionally and in an academic context
- Take responsibility for their own learning and professional development, and to use their insights in new and novel ways.
- Reflect critically on their own work, create new frames of understanding and break down conventions.
- Reflect and place their own work in an ethical framework within the field of architectural practice.

Learning methods and activities

The course will only accept 15 students. The course is organised as one or severat intensive workshops. The workshop is estimated be from 7-14 days and result in a full-skale construction in wood, most often for an external client. In addition will the student work on a preperatory part of the work, documentation of the results and a reflection of the work. For the most part, the work will occur in a group.

Further on evaluation

You can register for a re-scheduled examination in the next 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 in combination with AAR4528 Design in Context.

Course materials

Course materials will be handed out where necessary.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Architecture and Technology



Examination arrangement: Work

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD work 100/100

Release 2020-11-24

Submission 2020-12-01

Release 12:00

Submission 12:00

Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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