AD2850 Compositions in Urban Design 7.5 credits

Urban strukturgestaltning

The aim is to give the students the experience of working with strategic urban design and operative-critical analysis through an urban planning exercise. The students will be trained in organizing an urban project and handling the many different kinds of information that make up the starting point of each kind of design intervention. The students will engage in (re)writing, organizing, evaluating and criticising programmatic information in relation to the existing physical, historical, social, ecological, etc. surroun-dings of the chosen site. Parallell to the analysis the students will formulate their design objectives, concepts and ideas.

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 complex urban planning project in the Stockholm area. The students will work in groups of ca 4 students to develop their design proposals.The proposals will be 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.

The teaching mode will be repeated crits with teachers and invited guests when the students will train their ability to present, explain and argue for their projects.

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 and critics. A series of lectures and individual exercises will give in-put and provide information and knowledge needed to build up the design proposals.

Intended learning outcomes *

The aim is to give the students the experience of working with strategic urban design and operative-critical analysis through an urban planning exercise. The students will be trained in organizing an urban project and handling the many different kinds of information that make up the starting point of each kind of design intervention. The students will engage in (re)writing, organizing, evaluating and criticising programmatic information in relation to the existing physical, historical, social, ecological, etc. surroun-dings of the chosen site. Parallell to the analysis the students will formulate their design objectives, concepts and ideas.

The emphasis will be put on how the students interpret the outcome of their analysis and their design objectives into representations of constructed environment.

The students will be trained in describing, communicating, discussing and evaluating design proposals, both verbally and graphically.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

For students within the TUPDM program:

For external students:

  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture, landscape architecture or urban planning. The previous study should include at least 30 ECTS in the field of urban design.
  • Documented proficiency in English B 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 *

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

Examination *

  • PRO1 - Project, 7.5 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 *

PRO1; 7,5 cr, grade A–F. To obtain final grade, PRO1 have to be passed, plus 80% attendance at all teaching sessions.

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 AD2850

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.