Course syllabus


ACE490 Building on contexts and buildings lp2 HT23 (15 hp)

Course is offered by the department of Architecture and Civil Engineering

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Contact details

  • examiner: Daniel Norell,
  • lecturers: See course description
  • supervisors: Karin Hedlund,, Daniel Norell

Course purpose

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Course literature

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Course design

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Learning objectives and syllabus

Learning objectives:

Knowledge and understanding

  1. Discuss an architectural design process that departs from an extended investigation of an existing environment, building, or situation through representation.
  2. Discuss notions of architectural reuse in relation to current practice and theory.
  3. Formulate their own approach and research agenda in relation to the above.

Competence and skills

  1. Use common as well as inventively combine or develop new techniques of architectural representation to analyse and explore an existing building or situation.
  2. Design a medium scale architecture project that responds to and/or intervenes in an existing context or building.
  3. Use an iterative and speculative method to design a project.
  4. Demonstrate the capacity for teamwork and collaboration with various constellations.

Judgement and approach

  1. Integrate design, representation, and theory into a coherent argument for their design work.
  2. Reflect on the agencies of representation on how the use of representations influences the development and communication of the project.
  3. Show intention, commitment, and ability to identify needs for further knowledge and undertake on-going development of their skills, especially with regards to architectural representation.


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Study plan

Examination form

Description of how the examination – written examinations and other – is executed and assessed.


  • what components are included, the purpose of these, and how they contribute to the learning objectives
  • how compulsory and/or voluntary components contribute to the final grade
  • grading limits and any other requirements for all forms of examination in order to pass the course (compulsory components)
  • examination form, e.g. if the examination is conducted as a digital examination
  • time and place of examination, both written exams and other exams such as project presentations
  • aids permitted during examinations, as well as which markings, indexes and notes in aids are permitted

Do not forget to be extra clear with project assignments; what is the problem, what should be done, what is the expected result, and how should this result be reported. Details such as templates for project reports, what happens at missed deadlines etc. are extra important to include.

Course summary:

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