AD206V World Architecture 6.0 credits

World Architecture

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The approach is thematic rather than chronological. Initially, the European or modern reception of non-western architecture is considered. Aspects of survivals and revivals of traditions are considered as well as tendencies towards regionalism, globalization and cross-cultural interpretations. Aspects of modernity and its links with traditions across the world are mainly considered in the final part of the course.

Intended learning outcomes *

To introduce international perspectives in history of architecture. While not entirely excluding European architecture, focus is on other parts of the world.

Course Disposition

Lectures are integrated in the fourth year of the Architectural programme. The organisation may vary depending on the number of students accepted. Language o instruction: English.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Completed upper secondary education incl documented proficiency in English.

Recommended prerequisites

Basic knowledge in history of architecture is recommended. Please contact responsible teacher for further information.


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Major reader: Ching, F., Jarzombek, M. & Prakash, V., A Global History of Architecture, 2006.

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 *

  • MOM1 - 75% Participation, - credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 6.0 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.

•Examination in seminars, 6 credits.•75% active participation in lectures and seminars.

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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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

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Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

Director of studies Lena Villner, phone 08 790 9167, and information will be presented at the School’s website,