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BYVE3615 Architecture and Design Course description

Course name in Norwegian
Byggeskikk, arkitektur og design
Study programme
Bachelorstudium i ingeniørfag - bygg
Weight
10 ECTS
Year of study
2022/2023
Curriculum
FALL 2022
Schedule
Course history

Introduction

The course will provide a basis for developing an understanding of and the ability to assess the aesthetics, styles and architecture of our built-up environment and historical development to date. The course will develop students insight into the concept of building tradition and the adaptation of new buildings and building projects to their surroundings. It will also give students knowledge of the constructional history of architecture.

Elective courses are set up under precondition that there are enough students in the course.

Required preliminary courses

No requirements.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, the student is expected to have achieved the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and competence:

Knowledge

The student:

  • has knowledge of the historical development of building architecture in Norway and Europe, and has learnt to identify the most important architectural styles
  • has knowledge of constructional architectural history
  • has knowledge of the main characteristics of and differences between local building traditions in Norway
  • has knowledge of the historical development of urban planning and the design of street networks and outdoor spaces in built-up environments
  • has knowledge of how environmental considerations and the desire for sustainable development can be linked to the concept of building traditions in order to develop good residential environments

 

Skills

The student:

  • is capable of seeing a building project from the architect's perspective when designing and dimensioning a building
  • is capable of making the right choices in connection with planning and building applications by using his/her knowledge of architecture, building traditions and aesthetics, and of ensuring good adaptation to the existing built-up environment, the scenery and the surroundings
  • is capable of meeting the Planning and Building Act-s requirements for building traditions and aesthetics
  • understands how building traditions and aesthetics can be addressed in building projects, and particularly in connection with urban renewal/regeneration (balconies, retrofitting of insulation, noise barriers), densification, annexes/extensions etc.
  • has knowledge of how environmental considerations and the desire for sustainable development can be linked to the concept of building traditions

 

General competence

  • The student:is capable of making sensible choices in connection with planning and building applications based on an overall assessment of the many requirements for aesthetics and compliance with building tradition
  • benefits from his/her knowledge of constructional architectural history when designing buildings
  • is capable of proposing more sustainable urban development  

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, assignments, city walks, excursions and inspections of building environments and building projects in Oslo. Visual architectural documentation from films, slides etc. Lectures by students. 

Course requirements

The following coursework is compulsory and must be approved before the student can take the exam:

  • 4 assignments. Individually or groups. 10-20 pages.

Assessment

Individual digital home exam, three hours.

The result of the exam can be appealed.

A resit or rescheduled exam may take the form of an oral exam. If oral exams are used for resits and rescheduled exams, the exam results cannot be appealed.

Permitted exam materials and equipment

All aids, not communication with others.

Grading scale

Grade scale A-F.

Examiners

One internal examiner. External examiners are used regularly.

Course contact person

Christian Nordahl Rolfsen