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A11P3B Architecture Project 1:3 Living, Working, Climates 16.0 credits

About course offering

For course offering

Spring 2025 Start 14 Jan 2025 programme students

Target group

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Part of programme

Degree Programme in Architecture, åk 1, Mandatory

Periods

P3 (8.0 hp), P4 (8.0 hp)

Duration

14 Jan 2025
2 Jun 2025

Pace of study

50%

Form of study

Normal Daytime

Language of instruction

Swedish

Course location

KTH Campus

Number of places

Min: 5

Planned modular schedule

Application

For course offering

Spring 2025 Start 14 Jan 2025 programme students

Application code

60038

Contact

For course offering

Spring 2025 Start 14 Jan 2025 programme students

Contact

Weronica Ronnefalk (weronica.ronnefalk@arch.kth.se)

Examiner

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Course coordinator

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Teachers

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus A11P3B (Spring 2023–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

As part of the main first-year design studio project, students conduct a study of the relationships among housing, work, and climate by designing a building for an urban environment based on a complex building program. They study and organize aspects and issues of housing, work, and climate using the concepts activity, structure, and place. Climate is also illuminated by allowing sun, wind, and temperature conditions to inform the design with the goal of creating a good micro-climate and energy-efficient design. Gender and power perspectives are illuminated by problematizing the normative aspects of housing design, and these perspectives critically inform the design process. An important element in the working process is the gathering of references that complement and illuminate relevant typologies and can inform the design of the project.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course the student should be able to

  • Edit, design and present an architectural proposal for a dwelling, related to materials and measurements and complex spatial program, at a given site.
  • Study and understand the materials used in architecture, their measurements and consequences when using them. 
  • Problematize the concept of dwelling, in relation activities, climate, structure, site et cetera.
  • Draw plans, sections and elevations.
  • Use architectural (and other) references to investigate architectonic qualities. 
  • Develop a terminology to describe and discuss the architectonic qualities in a project.
  • Reflect and assess on the result and working process and compile the result into a portfolio, together with previous projects/courses from the academic year.
  • Understand and use the introduced architectonic concepts, as well as others, to describe and discuss architectonic qualities.
  • Compile the work in a presentation and reflect over the result, and the working process.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Approved project 1:1 (A11P1B). Projekt 1:2 (A11P2B) must be approved or assessed to be approved after completion.

Recommended prerequisites

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Equipment

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Literature

To be announced at course start.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F

Examination

  • APRO - Architecture project, 16.0 credits, grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

General:

Learning outcome objectives are tested in design projects throughout the entireundergraduateprogram through students’ presentation of their process and results in assignments specified at the start of each course. To pass a course, students must also complete all assignments and have at least an 80% attendance at lectures, seminars, teaching opportunities, and assignment reviews.

Whether each student has fulfilled the learning objectives is determined by the examiner in conference with other faculty. They evaluate the student’s performance based on the following three parameters:

1.  The student’s working process, project development, and questioning, and his or her documentation of these.

2.  The student’s ability and skill to satisfactorily use and handle relevant representational forms and techniques and other design tools based on lectures, assignments, and learning objectives.

3.  The student’s final presentation, the project’s qualities and possibilities, based on the student’s architectural and artistic exploration.

4. A reflection on the individual learning process must be handed in.

The project must be conducted within the given time frame of the course.

Special regulations for completion apply. The rules for completion can be found on the programme web.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

Architecture, Technology

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

Weronica Ronnefalk (weronica.ronnefalk@arch.kth.se)