AAR4909 - Aesthetics and Practice in Architecture


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2023/2024

Course content

Architectural theory and its implementation in architecture or in ideas about architecture and speculative projects as seen in conjunction with subject AAR4611 Making is Thinking. In particular the course discusses the overlap of artistic and architectural rationalities through the examination of examples from architecture and art

Learning outcome

Knowledge of: how architectural theory has influenced practice, contextualisation of critical thinking in an expanded field of architectural thinking Skills: To reflect critically on theory of architecture, how and where and to what extent these theorys have been implemented, to be able to argue coherently and critically for and about advanced architectural concepts. The ability to gather, analyse, contextualise, and compare arguments.

General competence

The candidate:- takes independent responsibility for her own learning and professional development and is able to apply her knowledge in new fields.- is able to reflect critically and ethically on her own architectural work, create new frameworks for understanding- relates her professional competence and commitment to important societal issues.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, seminars, reading lists, essays, written reflection on projects

Further on evaluation

Postponed examinations are usually scheduled for the next regular exam period.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Architecture (MAAR)
Architecture (MAAR2)

Required previous knowledge

Completed at least 3 years basic courses in architecture, Bachelor in Architecture or equivalent.The course is mandatory for students in course AAR4611 Making is Thinking, but is open to other students as well.

Course materials

Examples from art and architecture, articles and book lists

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
AAR4692 7.5 AUTUMN 2022
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level



Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Architecture- and Design History
  • Architectural Theory
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Architecture and Technology


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