BYGG2363 - Architectural aesthetics and quality of place


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2020/2021

Course content

The focus of this subject is the quality of the built environment, regarding architectural and environmental aesthetics. Themes: Concepts/ aesthetics/ architecture/ place Aesthetic evaluation Landscape, regions, green structures Place analysis Place structures Streets, open areas, spatial quality Houses Buildings, structures Sustainability Building regulation and planning Building application and processing

Learning outcome

Architectural aesthetics and place quality, professional concepts and terminology, academic research and development Skills: Perceive and describe aesthetic methods and perform aesthetic evaluation Perceive and describe characteristic traits of a place Understand the importance and use of place analysis Perceive spatial traits and aesthetic methods creating harmony in the built environment Decribe character and specific qualities of a place Describe spatial structures, building structures, green structures and infrastructure in specific places Understand the influence of building application and processing Identify and apply academic research and development Understand aesthetic analysis and place analysis Apply building code and regulation in regard to qualities of the built environment
General competence: Understand the importance of aesthetics in regard to analysis and planning of architecture and physical environment Apply professional concepts and terminology to express professional judgment and convey essential considerations Understand the different roles and priorities in planning and building Present and apply professional knowledge Conduct professional and administrative processes

Learning methods and activities

This is an online course. Initial seminar in Gjøvik, one day. Video lectures, online lectures, compendiums, written exercises.

Further on evaluation

Portfolio consists of 10 individual assignments. If fail an improved portfolio may be submitted according to agreement with course responsible.

Specific conditions

Limited admission to classes.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Civil Engineering (BIBYG-F)
Civil Engineering (BIBYGG)

Course materials

Announced at the start of the course.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Highway Engineering
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering



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