Study year 3
Degree Progr. in Architecture (ARKIT), Study programme for batch Autumn 09
According to the study programme these courses are part of study year 3.
Please note that application codes and periods are based on academic year Autumn 11/Spring 12. Reading this year on a later occasion, other application codes and periods may apply.
Courses for All Specialisations
Year 3 (2011/2012)
Practices, Precedents, Profession
The focus in Year 3 is on introducing students to their future profession, how it relates to other associated professions, and understanding its context.
In the third year of study, students are introduced to and explore the discipline of urban planning, and learn to understand and insightfully use the field’s concepts and theories, but also develop the skills to analyze and design high-quality urban planning projects at both the comprehensive and more detailed levels. The students reflect generally and specifically on the city’s global, historical, and cultural role in society. Central to this process are insights into the way various cultures and societal forms give physical shape to their communities through urban development. Students are meant to become aware in particular of the central role the discipline of urban planning plays in promoting sustainable urban and social development.
Through a series of practical assignments, students develop fundamental knowledge about infrastructure, landscape planning, and the planning process and regulations. In lectures and seminars, they learn about urban planning theory and history, and make use of that knowledge in their own work. Students are required to resolve assignments at different scales, from regional to master and site planning, and to integrate their work with individual buildings. They must master digital tools, and receive particular training in the ability to judiciously employ various presentation techniques. Students must demonstrate the ability to work both individually and in a group.
Year 3 concludes with an advanced bachelor’s degree project. In this project, students must demonstrate well-developed knowledge of and skills in the architectural profession’s core expertise of architectural design and its technical, functional, and aesthetic dimensions, from urban planning to the details of an individual building. They must show that they can apply this knowledge in a concrete and compound architectural project and make a critical argument for and reflect on their work. This project marks the conclusion of the bachelor’s degree program and the urban planning year with a complex assignment that spans from a comprehensive urban perspective to individual building details, thus defining the architect’s primary field of activity.