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A31KAX Degree Project in Architecture, First Cycle 15.0 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus A31KAX (Spring 2015–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Building on previous urban projects at various scales, this course focuses on the task of developing and presenting a thoroughly designed complex building project. The assignment includes interpreting the potential of the building program and developing its functional organization into an architecturally designed whole. The course aims towards a deeper understanding of the function of the specific building type studied, its organization, technologies, and space design. Students also deal with the local site conditions—the surrounding environment/terrain, ecology, etc. They must also learn the technical demands specific to their chosen building type, and develop them in their projects.

Intended learning outcomes

After completing this course, students should be able to:

· handle a complex program for a public building and develop it into a thoroughly designed architectural project that relates to the demands and conditions of the building and the surrounding environment;

· show the building’s three-dimensional composition and how it relates to the terrain and landscape or urban environment that surrounds it;

· demonstrate knowledge of the building’s technical systems, and work through various fairly complex architectural and technical aspects and synthesize them into a architectural whole; and

· discuss and make an argument for the choices they make in their project, describe their project in terms of the fundamental concepts learned in Years 1-3, and master and demonstrate essential digital/analogous tools and presentation techniques. 

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

The students must have passed all obligatory courses from years 1-3, Degree Progr. in Architecture (ARKIT) which are examined before A31KAX starts. The exception is the project immediately prior to the A31KAX which the student must have passed or be judged as being able to pass after additional work (komplettering).

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • XUPP - Examination Question, 15.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, 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


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.

Additional Work Requirements:

Students who do not fulfill or demonstrate fulfillment of the learning objectives will fail. Additional work in order to pass may be given if deemed advisable. This work is to be specified in writing and presented to the student within 15 work days of the end of the project. It is the student’s responsibility to complete the additional work independently within a given timeframe, decided by the examiner. The project must be passed and registered in Ladok no later than the 15 of August of the same year. Otherwise the student will fail.

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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Profile picture Bojan Boric

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 web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web A31KAX

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Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

Replaces 1A10KA. Please note that grades A-F are used in for A31KAX.