The following courses are part of study year one.

The course application codes and study periods are valid for the academic year 2020/2021. For other academic years, different application codes and study periods may apply.

General courses

Year 1
Experiments

The overall objective for Year 1 is to give students basic knowledge in the discipline of architecture. Their work throughout the year equips them with a set of tools and concepts that allow a critical understanding of the discipline and its working methods, and the ability to develop them. In the first year, students are introduced to various analogous and digital techniques for model making and drafting as tools for organizing and generating architecture, including building construction, urban environments and basic historic contexts. By the end of the year, students shall have learned the fundamentals of these tools and be able to generate, develop, document, reflect over, and evaluate their own (and others’) work; study references and gather information; and incorporate the knowledge they learn, develop and deepen that knowledge, and articulate it in architectural schemes.

An important aspect of Year 1 are design-based studies that open up and allow the discovery of the influence of various parameters on one another. Throughout the year, exercises introduce the complexity of architectural design by focusing on problems that are limited in scope but can illuminate complex issues. Each exercise builds on the previous one, focusing on fundamental concepts in architecture such as composition, scale, geometry, spatial connections, landscape, structure, movement, activity, massing, location, site, and climate. The students’ understanding of these concepts deepens with historical and theoretical contextualizing that gives them the opportunity to see each concept in relation to issues of power, systems of aesthetic values, culture, and gender.

Mandatory courses

Course code and name Appl.code Scope P1 P2 P3 P4
A11P1B Architecture Project 1:1 Assemblies, Geometries, Scales 8.0 hp 8.0
A11IAA Introduction to the Discipline of Architecture 3.0 hp 2.5 0.5
A11P2B Architecture Project 1:2 Landscapes, Structures, Movements 9.0 hp 1.0 8.0
A11REA Representation 1: Drawing and Descriptive Geometry 3.0 hp 1.0 2.0
A11KOB Artistic Methods and Techniques 1 3.0 hp 1.5 1.5
A11TEB Architectural Technology 1 7.5 hp 1.0 2.0 2.0 2.5
A11HIB History and Theory of Architecture 1: Introduction to European Architecture 7.5 hp 2.5 1.0 4.0
A11IYA Introduction to Architectural Practices 60806 3.0 hp 2.5 0.5
A11P3B Architecture Project 1:3 Living, Working, Climates 60599 16.0 hp 8.0 8.0

Optional courses

Course code and name Appl.code Scope P1 P2 P3 P4
A11INA Introductory Course not compulsory 2.0 hp