AD2EA1 Experiencing Architecture 6.0 credits

Upplevelsen av arkitektur

The objective of the course is to give the students insight in human experience of architecture and its importance for the design of architecture. The course introduces the students to different theories on the human perception of architecture and spatial behaviour based on neuroscience and architectural psychology. The overall aim is to introduce the students to new approaches to architectural design.

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 is interdisciplinary and combines the field of architecture, architectural psychology and neuroscience. The course links the student's own experience of architecture to different theories of perception and neuroscience research through literature seminars and an individual assignment.

Intended learning outcomes *

The objective of the course is to give the students insight in human experience of architecture and its importance for the design of architecture. The course introduces the students to different theories on the human perception of architecture and spatial behaviour based on neuroscience and architectural psychology. The overall aim is to introduce the students to new approaches to architectural design. After completing the course, the students shall be able to:

  • describe different theories about the human process of perception
  • link neuroscientific processes in the brain to the human perception of architecture
  • apply the new perspectives to the own pofessional work

Course Disposition

The course consists of two moments. The first one (MOM1) is a series of literature seminars, which deal with the obligatory course literature. The other one (MOM2) contains examination seminars, where students present their individual assignment to the other students. Presentation is oral and has to be visualized by a Powerpoint presentation.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

90 hp university studies within the fields of architecture and urban planning.

Recommended prerequisites

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Equipment

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Literature

Bachelard, Gaston: The Poetics of Space (1994)

Eberhard, John Paul: Brain landscape (2009)

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

P, F

Examination *

  • MOM1 - Seminars, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • MOM2 - Assignment, 3.0 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 *

The course contains two moments:

MOM1 (Literature seminars 3hp, grade PF) and

MOM2 (Individual assignment 3hp, grade PF).

To obtain the grade passed on the whole course, passed moments and 80% attendance on all tuition are 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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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 AD2EA1

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.