ACE515 ACE515 Building tectonics 2 lp2 HT23 (15 hp)
Course is offered by the department of Architecture and Civil Engineering
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If needed, list administrative staff, along with their contact details.
Short description of the course purpose and content: can be copied from syllabus in Studieportalen. Additional information can be added.
List all mandatory literature, including descriptions of how to access the texts (e.g. Cremona, Chalmers Library, links).
Also list reference literature, further reading, and other non-mandatory texts.
Description of the course's learning activities; how they are implemented and how they are connected. This is the student's guide to navigating the course. Do not forget to give the student advice on how to learn as much as possible based on the pedagogy you have chosen. Often, you may need to emphasize concrete things like how often they should enter the learning space on the learning platform, how different issues are shared between supervisors, etc.
Provide a plan for
- laboratory work
Should contain a description of how the digital tools (Canvas and others) should be used and how they are organized, as well as how communication between teachers and students takes place (Canvas, e-mail, other).
Do not forget to describe any resources that students need to use, such as lab equipment, studios, workshops, physical or digital materials.
You should be clear how missed deadlines and revisions are handled.
Changes made since the last occasion
A summary of changes made since the last occasion.
Learning objectives and syllabus
Knowledge and understanding
- Demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding in the field of architecture understood as the design of spaces for human activity by material and construction.
- Demonstrate advanced knowledge of technical solutions and spatial principles which make the built environment durable and robust.
- Execute an advanced architectural project, from overall design to details, dealing with complex contexts and technical issues.
- Adopt an elaborate attitude, regarding material and construction and its relationship to architectural space, and making it influence the design.
- Fulfil the project, independently, creative, and critically with conventional architectural methods and syntheses drawings, models, perspectives of a high advanced level of precision.
- Demonstrate the capacity for teamwork, and ability to communication, present and discuss the project using a conventional repertoire of architectural media and methods drawings, models, perspectives as well as oral and written communication.
- Integrate human needs, aesthetic values, material and construction as well as building service technology in long term sustainable architecture.
- Evaluate and criticize other projects adopting the perspective above, and to show intention, commitment, and ability to identify needs for further knowledge and undertake on-going development of the students skills.
Link to the syllabus on Studieportalen.
If the course is a joint course (Chalmers and Göteborgs Universitet) you should link to both syllabus (Chalmers and Göteborgs Universitet).
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.