AD234V Quality Issues in Architecture 7.5 credits

Arkitekturens kvalitetsfrågor

This course has three overall objectives. Firstly, the student will learn about quality issues and be able to show how quality as a key-concept is used in architecture. Secondly, the student shall develop her/his capability to describe the use of quality criteria and the professional way of judging quality in architecture projects. Thirdly, the student will through an individual work (paper) get a deeper understanding of quality issues in architecture, that are of great importance for both the profession, client and the end-user.

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 course will be dealing with the following subjects:

  • Practical research methods in the field of architecture
  • Theories on architecture quality
  • Quality work, examples from practice
  • Architecture competitions – how to find a prize winner?
  • Architecture awards – how do the jury present and motivate their choices?
  • Quality in the national architectural polices in the Nordic countries

Intended learning outcomes *

This course has three overall objectives. Firstly, the student will learn about quality issues and be able to show how quality as a key-concept is used in architecture. Secondly, the student shall develop her/his capability to describe the use of quality criteria and the professional way of judging quality in architecture projects. Thirdly, the student will through an individual work (paper) get a deeper understanding of quality issues in architecture, that are of great importance for both the profession, client and the end-user.

Course Disposition

The course contains of lectures, study visit and exercises. The individual work means that the student shall produce a paper, participate in seminars and though critics improve the paper.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

  • 60 credits within a broad field of architecture and the build environment. This includes interior design, building design, construction, urban design, landscape architecture and physical planning

  • Documented proficiency in Swedish B and English A or equivalent

Recommended prerequisites

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Equipment

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Literature

Will be announced at course start.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

P, F

Examination *

  • MOM1 - 75% participation on lectures and exercises, 2.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • MOM2 - Essay and PA, 5.0 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 *

  • MOM1 - 75% participation on lectures and exercises, 2.5 credits, grade scale: P, F
  • MOM2 - Essay and PA, 5.0 credits, grade scale: P, F

To obtain the grade passed on the whole course, both moments have to be passed.

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

Per Fransson

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 AD234V

Offered by

ABE/Architecture

Main field of study *

Architecture

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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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.