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Course syllabus for

Academic year
ARK226 - Exploring material and space
Material- och rumslaborationer
Course syllabus adopted 2021-02-26 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TKATK
3,0 Credits
Grading: UG - Pass, Fail
Education cycle: First-cycle
Main field of study: Architecture and Engineering

Teaching language: Swedish
Application code: 46131
Open for exchange students: No
Maximum participants: 50
Only students with the course round in the programme overview
Status, available places (updated regularly): Yes

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0117 Laboratory 3,0 c Grading: UG   3,0 c    

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General entry requirements for bachelor's level (first cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

The same as for the programme that owns the course.
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Course specific prerequisites

ARK491 Artistic exploration or corresponding.


The aim of the course is to:
- develop knowledge about matter and space, species and distinctions
- develop an ability in a design process to be inspired of the interplay between matter and space
- deepen an artistic attitude where projects are guided through experiments in combination with analysis, association, searching and opposite approaches

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

- Identify and characterize/describe architectural qualities like the space and shape, movement and direction, dimensions of a surface, and experienced qualities related to the light (color), heat and sound, force and balance, air and water, etc.
- By use of examples show how a project can be developed through analytical sketching, construction of concept models, and an artistic approach.
- Demonstrate skill and precision in execution and presentation of a task.
- Describe and explain an artistic process


Examples of themes: Space and structure. Form and balance. Form and force pattern. Space and material. Space and light. Space and heat. Space and sound. Space and air. Space and water. Space and movement.


The course is structured around a series of workshops in which various aspects of the design of architectural space and structure are examined. Central to these training workshops is to develop a project through analytical sketching, construction of concept models and an artistic approach. The course supports and develops the architectural design projects of the education.


Will be announced at the beginnig of the course.

Examination including compulsory elements

For pass requires, close to 100% presence, active participation in excersises/laborations, approved tasks, and approved Portfolio presentation.

The course examiner may assess individual students in other ways than what is stated above if there are special reasons for doing so, for example if a student has a decision from Chalmers on educational support due to disability.

Page manager Published: Thu 04 Feb 2021.