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Academic year
ARK395 - Architecture: Contemporary challenges
Syllabus adopted 2012-02-14 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPARC
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Department: 55 - ARCHITECTURE

Autumn 2012 together with ARK415 Building design lab
Teaching language: English
Block schedule: X

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0110 Written and oral assignments 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c    

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For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Course specific prerequisites

Qualification for the master programme.


The aim of the course is to give the possibility to catch problems and topics of immediate interest that are not covered in the programme. The aim is to widen the perspectives, train innovative and explorative methods and tools and implement them into a project.

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

Refer to current theories in architectural theories
Refer to current problems and trends in practice that call for a widened architectural competence
Ability to plan an explorative project
Ability to conduct an explorative project
Develop skills in research by design
Ability to reflect and draw conclusions of an explorative project


The contents will vary over the years. It could be a relevant student competition, a contribution to a public discussion about architecture, an exploration in innovative architecture etc.


The course is given if a sufficient number of students register. The initiative may come from students as well as teachers. The course will contain lectures, literature studies, exercises, a project and final reflections-conclusions.


Participation in the course and exercises. Deliveries of sufficient quality of exercises, project, reflections and conclusions.

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