AD235V Architectonic Reconstructions 7.5 credits

Arkitektoniska rekonstruktioner

The objective of the course is to give an overview of reconstruction as a working method within architecture. The course consists of lectures and seminars. An individual assignment is included in the course.

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 consists of lectures, seminars and literature that deal with the theory and history of architectonic reconstrucions from several thematic aspects: museal reconstructions; reconstructions after war and disaster; recreated national or regional monuments; ritual reconstructions; qualitative differences between original and copy.

The course contains obligatory literature, which is examined at the seminars.

The course includes an individual assignment, which consists of a short written essay and an oral presentation at a final seminar.

Intended learning outcomes *

The objective of the course is to give an overview of the reconstruction as a working method within architecture.

After the course, students shall

- have a comprehensive knowledge of the role of reconstruction in old and modern architecture

- be able to analyze reconstructions from a theoretical perspective

- be able to problematize reconstructions from a cultural heritage perspective

- be able to discuss qualitative differences between original and copy

Course Disposition

The course consists of about six whole days at KTH.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

University studies of 60 credits (hp) and Swedish B/Swedish 3 and English A/English 6 or equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

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Meddelas i samband med kursstart.

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 - Lectures and Seminars, 5.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • MOM2 - Individual Assignment, 2.5 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 *

To obtain the grade passed on the whole course, both moments must be passed. 80% attendance on all tuition is required.

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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Per Fransson

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

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Course web AD235V

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Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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