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“Byutvikling / Urban Development” is an advanced course held at the
Faculty of Architecture and Design at NTNU, Trondheim, Norway.
Course code: AAR4540 “Byutvikling / Urban Development” (15p)
Attached course: AAR4851 “Urban Triggers” (7,5p)

 

 

AAR4540: Byutvikling / Urban Development

Course content
The course will focus on the design, development, production and management of our built environment, and on how the architect can be a leading agent in this from the early concept phase on. This covers organization and management issues, the building process, cost calculation and analysis, life cycle considerations, and the management of information through the entire process. Special emphasis will be given to research, analysis, strategy, programming and concept development and design.The main focus of the course will be on understanding our built environment as a (intelligent) dynamic in which the physical objects are means rather than ends. Therefore this course will emphasise communication, management, teamwork, and the use of ICT as tools for design as well as for analysis and communication.The subject gives knowledge in use of different ICT- tools in both design and management. Digital modelling and visualization will be central topics in combination with live presentation and communication.

Learning outcome
The course will give a thorough introduction and knowledge about the architect’s role and responsibilities in a larger development project with emphasis on the early stages of the project development.

KNOWLEDGE:
The student will have basic knowledge of the basic parameters related to real estate development and have knowledge about various methods and tools related to analysis, feasibility studies and project development with emphasis on the development of conceptual solutions up to early project phases.

SKILLS:
The course will further provide knowledge and experience with the use of various ICT tools for modeling, visualization and presentation. The student will be able to consider alternative solutions and develop projects based on understanding of location, context and market.

GENERAL COMPETENCE:
The student will be able to communicate and present a project in a clear manner. The course will provide an understanding of the various actors in the role of a development, with special emphasis on the architect’s role. The student will have an insight into the architect’s contribution in terms of value, both for the user, the project owner and a society perspectiveThe course will provide an understanding of the various actors in the role of a development, with special emphasis on the architect’s role. The student will have an insight into the architect’s contribution in terms of value, both for the user, the project owner and a society perspective.

Learning methods and activities
Lectures and workshops. Exercises are accomplished individually or in groups.

Compulsory assignments
Subtasks included as a part of the subject

Further on evaluation
For postponed evaluations based on project assignments a new or revised assignment in the course must be delivered within the deadline set by the course instructor.Specific conditions
Limited admission to classes.Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.Admission to a programme of study is required:
Architecture (MAAR)
Architecture (MAAR2)

Required previous knowledge
Completed three years basic courses in architecture, bachelor in architecture or equivalent. The subject is to be taken in connection with AAR4851 Urban Triggers.
Course materials
Course blog and selected textbooks.

Examination arrangement
Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Letters

Evaluation formWeightingDurationExamination aids
Approved exercises100/100

 

 

AAR4851: Urban Triggers

Course content
The course will provide a general introduction to project-driven urban development: what is an Urban Trigger and how can we as architects identify, create and work on an Urban Trigger.
The course is to give knowledge about the roles and the management responsibilities of the architect in an urban development project, with emphasis on the early stages of the project development.
The course will introduce the current discourse on circular economy, ecology and resource systems as well as discussing the notion of intelligent systems.

Learning outcome
The students shall have an overview on relevant methods related to the architechts task in project development, and get knowledge and training with the use of ICT tools for analysis, modeling / visualization, presentation and sale of projects.

Learning methods and activities
Lectures, exercises and workshops. Project work are accomplished individually or in groups.

Further on evaluation
You can register for a re-scheduled examination in the next exam period

Specific conditions
Admission to a programme of study is required:
Architecture (MAAR)
Architecture (MAAR2)

Required previous knowledge
Completed three years basic courses in architecture, bachelor in architecture or equivalent. The subject is to be taken in connection with AAR4540 Metamorphosis and is only open for those having that subject.

Course materials
Different course material, selected textbooks and articles.

Examination arrangement
Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Letters

Evaluation formWeightingDurationExamination aids
Work100/100A

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