- Basic knowledge about urban planning, urban design and architecture theory and history
- Understanding for the urban environment as both physical, semantic and aesthetic reality
- Understanding for spatial qualities
- Basic understanding of relevant urban design theories and their application, as well as relevant literature
- Insight into basic user needs
Students should be able to
- Use Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesgin
- Execute simple spatial analysis
- Describe and interpret urban situations through thematic analyses
Students should obtain general knowledge about
- Graphic and oral representation and analysis of existing urban environments
- Expressing ideas graphically (sketches, photomontages, diagrams, drawings, etc.)
- Understand and discuss relevant literature
- Professional discourse about theoretic and conceptual basics of own projects
Subjects discussed are form and form language, place and place making, building and street patterns, urban spaces and places. Further, relevant theory relating to the design of cities and the urban environment are introduced. The student is meant to achieve a level of knowledge that allows to execute professional analysis and evaluations of the existing urban environment, as well as proposed projects.
Required prerequisite knowledge
|Written exam||2/5||3 hours||A - F||None permitted|
|Project||3/5||A - F|
Project work: If a student fails or want to improve the grade, she/he have to take the project again the following year.
- Course coordinator
- Daniela Müller-Eie
- Course teacher
- Jon Bjelland
- Coordinator laboratory exercises
- Einar Holven
- Head of Department
- Tore Markeset
Method of work
Tutorials are given during formal teaching hours and participation is mandatory. Everybody needs to attend group work and document their own contributions. Exercises and literature seminars must be approved in order to be admitted to formal assessment.
An Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign course is included in the course.
|Architectural interpretation (BIB360_1)||5|
|Architecture and Place (BIB430_1)||5|
|Architecture and Place (BIB110_1)||5|
Kjærsdam, F. (2010). Byplanlægningens Historie. Aalborg: Aalborg Universitetsforlag.
Roberts, M., & Greed, C. (Eds.). (2001). Approaching Urban Design: The Design Process (Vol. Volume V). Harlow: Pearson Education: Longman.
Other literature and material will be published on Canvas.
Sist oppdatert: 09.12.2019