AD2835 Stockholm Urban Lab II 7.5 credits

Stockholm Urban Lab II

The aim of the course is to give the students the experience of working with strategic urban design and operative-critical analysis through a large scale urban planning exercise.

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 comprises a large scale complex urban planning project in Stockholm developed in intense studio work supported by assistant teachers. As further support lectures seminars and site visits will be conducted specifically chosen of relevance to the theme and site chosen for each year. A central teaching mode will be repeated crits with teachers and invited guests where the student will train their ability to present, explain and argue for their projects.

Intended learning outcomes *

To give the students the experience of working with strategic urban design and operative-critical analysis through a large scale urban planning exercise. The students will be trained in organizing, evaluating, criticising given programmatic information in relation to the existing physical, historical, social, ecological, etc. surroundings of the site. The students will also be trained in discussing their proposals in relation to current and historical trends and reference projects. The project-site is situated somewhere within the Stockholm area and chosen in relationship to actual on going developments.

After completing the course the student will

-be trained in organizing a large scale urban project and handling the many different kinds of information that makes up the starting point for each kind of design intervention

-be trained in describing, communicating, discussing and evaluating design proposals, both orally and graphically.

-have a basic knowledge in contemporary European design strategies 

Course Disposition

The students will work on their design proposals in groups of ca 4 students. The group work is guided by tutorials. A large emphasis will be put on the involvement of each student in the group work and each students participation in the studio based tutorials. A series of lectures and individual exercises will give in-put and provide information and knowledge needed to build up the design proposals.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

120 p from architecture, landscape architecture or planning programs on graduate level. 

Recommended prerequisites

20 p from architecture, landscape architecture or planning programs on graduate level.

Equipment

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Literature

Will be announced at Course Start 

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • PRO1 - Project, 5.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • SEM1 - Seminar, 2.5 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 *

Complete Design proposal (5 c) 

Critic, seminar (2,5 c)

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 AD2835

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.