Urban Space (BYG115)

The course intends to develop knowledge and skills in working with spatial analysis and cityscape design. It contains the study of urban spaces and its identity, functionality, connections to urban structures, including of nature and programming.


Course description for study year 2023-2024

Facts

Course code

BYG115

Version

1

Credits (ECTS)

5

Semester tution start

Spring

Number of semesters

1

Exam semester

Spring

Language of instruction

English, Norwegian

Content

The course intends to develop knowledge and skills in working with spatial analysis and cityscape design. It contains the study of urban spaces and its identity, functionality, connections to urban structures, including of nature and programming.

The mandatory exercises regard different aspects of  urban design, urban landscape, urban space and urban connectivity. A series of exercises aims at a continuous increase of skills and knowledge. The exercises and the project intend to trigger creativity and increase an understanding for urban planning and design.

Learning outcome

After completing the course the student should have

  • Knowledge about and sills withing shaping urban spaces, parks and green spaces
  • Understanding about external conditions that affect the design of urban space
  • Understanding of improving urban space with landscape elements
  • Insight into basic user needs

After completing the course the student should be able to

  • Carry out spatial analyses of urban space, streets and places
  • Express different atmospheres through spatial compositions and form studies
  • Produce ideas and drafts - drawings and model studies of urban spaces
  • Specify drafts in terms of dimensions and materials

After completing the course the student should have general knowledge about

  • Presentation of ideas, drafts, analyses, concept proposals and model studies
  • Presentations of projects - orally and graphically with drawings, models and photo montages

Required prerequisite knowledge

None

Exam

Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Folder evaluation 1/1 Letter grades

The assessment of the subject consists on one project assignments in groups, three individual exercises and a series of individual hand drawings in a sketchbook. The course has folder and sketchbook evaluation, and course teacher will sett the grade. No grade will be given until all elements are handed inn. The individual exercises account for 40%, project assignment in groups 50% and sketchbook 10%.

Course teacher(s)

Course teacher:

Ana Llopis Alvarez

Course teacher:

Kirsten Welschemeyer

Course coordinator:

Kirsten Welschemeyer

Coordinator laboratory exercises:

Andreas Skaare

Head of Department:

Tore Markeset

Method of work

6 mandatory hours of project-based teaching, supervisions, site visits, exercises and individual and group project work every second week. Participation is mandatory. This includes tutorials, supervisions, site visits, presentations and reviews.

The course consists of a series of exercises and projects that relate and build upon each other. Supervision will be given in the studio time, and it is therefore a premise for approval of the course that all groups are present during this session, and that contribution to the individual exercises and group work can be documented. The result form the supervision should be documented, and shown during next supervision. The course contain both individual and group work.

The exercises include developing av concepts and presentation techniques, drawing, photo editing, relevant software and model building.

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
Urban Space (BYG110_1) 5

Open for

Civil Engineering - Bachelor in Engineering Urban Planning and Societal Safety - Bachelor`s Degree Programme City and Regional Planning - Master of Science Degree Programme, Five Years

Course assessment

There must be an early dialogue between the course supervisor, the student union representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital subject evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.

Literature

The syllabus can be found in Leganto