Course code LAA350

LAA350 Architecture, Urban Form and Development

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Course responsible: Elin Børrud
Teachers: Bruse Rognlien, Anne Charlotte Helleland, Gjest Guest
ECTS credits: 20
Faculty: Faculty of Landscape and Society
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2009-2010
Preferential right:
Course contents:

In the fall-2017, LAA 350 will be working with reprogramming and transformation of an institution area (eg. Ullevål Hospital area in Oslo) Efforts shall be made with quality targets related to physical density. and focus on the city's form and content of the micro and meso level. The quality of the undeveloped areas will have a major place in the course.The course consists of lectures, workshops, site visits, etc. It will be both group and individual task submissions in relation to the seminars.

The emphasis in the course is project work (group) that goes through the entire semester. Each group will explore opportunities for higher exploitation in a given bounded property. The groups will program their task within a common framework. It should be done feasibility studies that 1) shall assess the financial performance of the unit 2) will be discussed in a contextual connection and transformation object 3) as a contribution to socio-cultural and economic values of the property 4) as a contribution to regional development 5) sustainable development. The course provides theoretical knowledge about:

- Development and change of architecture and urban design. - Ambient effect on people's use and experience - building conservation, energy use and new development possibilities.

The course emphasizes a high degree of independence. Students must through programming phase be able to understand and weigh the issues of the case and select methods to investigate these.Tools and presentations will range from a written material to presentation by means like film or web pages. It may be appropriate to carry out field work during the semester. This will not be mandatory.

Learning outcome:
Students will gain knowledge and skills for property development within the existing urban environment. Students will be able to describe and analyze urban space, get insight of urban transformation processes and be able to examine a development opportunities in the various area contexts. Students will work on different properties/plots with potential development scenarios. Through feasibility studies students gain knowledge and skills to consider consequences and effects of a development, and how this project development may be part of the overall objectives of achieving both higher density and increased urban quality and livability. The quality of the unbuilt spaces will have a major place in the course.
Learning activities:
.Programming task, concept development, analysis, teamwork, exploring the relevant methods, fieldwork, visual presentation and communication.
Teaching support:
Supervision will be provided

Recommended literature:

Prosjektbasert byutvikling (2016) Elin Børrud, August E. Røsnes, Fagbokforlaget 

Urban Design in the Real Estate Development Process (2011) Steve Tiesdell, David Adams ISBN: 978-1-4051-9219-4

Public Places - Urban Spaces (2012), Heath, Tim Oc, Taner Tiesdell, Steve, Hoboken : Taylor & Francis, ISBN: 9780080515427

Requires MA level.
Recommended prerequisites:
At least BA-level.
Mandatory activity:

Startup Seminar,

conclusion Seminar

submission of assignments.

Group assignment and individual submissions. Group assignment graded by external examiners in collaboration with the course teacher group. Individual papers graded by internal teachers and used to adjust the grading.
Nominal workload:
Aprox. 500 hours
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Approx. 100 hours spent on seminars
The course will have interdisciplinary groups which requires that students learn from each other and working constructively with utilizing an interdisciplinary approach to the task.
Sensor will be present and discuss with the students during the presentation of the project work.
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått