Course code TBA100

TBA100 The Heritage of Buildings

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Course responsible: Martin Ebert
Teachers: Leif Daniel Houck
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2004V
Course contents:
The course is designed with a focus on western construction tradition through time. This refers to both residence buildings, churches, urban history and other buildings in general, with emphasis on architecture, cultural history, iconography and engineering. The variety of building traditions will be discussed in relation to natural conditions and general historical development and evolution of styles. It is also relevant to see buildings in relation to industrial history, e.g. history of agriculture. A group of issues connected to preservation and mending of old houses shall also be discussed. Participation is compulsory for the exercises and excursions. At the end of the course a paper has to be provided with a theme related to the subject of the course.
Learning outcome:
The students should get an overview of the main trends in construction tradition, architectural history and building preservation organisation and instruments. They should be able to describe and place typical buildings in place and time, and give simple advice regarding building preservation. The students should get a positive relation to building preservation, both as good resource use and valuable cultural items.
Learning activities:
Lectures and excursion.

Ebert, Martin: Bygningshistorie. Arbeidsbok til forelesningen. ISBN 978 3 933713 59 9

Brekke, Nils Georg; Nordhagen, Per Jonas og Lexau, Siri Skjold: Norsk arkitekturhistorie, Oslo 2008.

Bryson, Bill: At home - A Short History of Private Life, New York 2010.

Våge, Jan: Hus og tun, Ås 2000.

Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Participation to all lectures and excursion
Candidates will be evaluated passed/not passed for participation in the lectures and paper delivered.
Nominal workload:
For a course of 5 credits, 150 hours of work in total is normally to be expected.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
Common excursion with TBA 110 (Freehand-drawing) and LAA 211(history of landscape architecture)
Type of course:
Lectures/exercises/short surveys: 52 hours. Excursions: 8 hours.
Examination details: Continuous exam: Passed / Failed