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Syllabus for

Academic year
AUT163 - Future visions for healthcare, housing and work 1: Residential healthcare - Housing for Seniors
 
Syllabus adopted 2015-02-10 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPARC
22,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Architecture
Department: 55 - ARCHITECTURE

The current course round has limited places. Please contact the student center if you are not able to add the course to your selection.
Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students
Maximum participants: 35

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0113 Project, part A 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c    
0213 Project, part B 15,0 c Grading: TH   15,0 c    

In programs

MPARC ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPARC ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)

Examiner:

Bitr professor  Inga Malmqvist


Replaces

AUT161   Space for healtcare, housing and work 1B. Elderly


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Eligibility:


In order to be eligible for a second cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme that owns the course. (If the second cycle course is owned by a first cycle programme, second cycle entry requirements apply.)
Exemption from the eligibility requirement: Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling these requirements.

Course specific prerequisites

To be admitted to the course you have to meet the entry requirements for the master's programme Architecture, MPDSD or MPDCF.

Aim

To practice the design, of housing for elderly, in the context of real problems and plans in society. This design project is an application that offers to combine aspects of space for healthcare, housing and work.

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

Knowledge and understanding
- Describe and refer to theories, methods and processes in architectural design.
- Describe and refer to relevant research findings in the sector of housing for seniors.

Ability and Skill
- Be able to fulfil qualified projects within architecture, interdependently and creative, with adequate architectural methods and synthesis.
- Be able to design, develop and preserve the built environment in a holistic perspective regarding existing values and demands from different user¿s perspectives.
- Be able to take place in a design team for housing for elderly and understand the prerequisites of housing for old persons.
- Be able to handle the specific constrains when physical space has more than one purpose.

Ability of Assessment and Attitude
- Be able to integrate the needs of all people as a fundament for proposals of long-term and high aesthetic quality.
- Be able to holistically weigh in relevant scientific, societal, aesthetic and ethnical aspects in their judgments and tradeoffs, taking into account needs of the society and all people¿s different needs and abilities, as well as to the collaboration between people and the physical habitat, including working space.
- Be able to in national as well as international context in the image and model, oral, written and otherwise, in dialogue with different groups, clearly present and discuss their conclusions and the knowledge and arguments that form the basis for the conclusions. This includes also being able to communicate on their design with relevant parts in real planning.
In this course the generic skills of communication and visualization, oral and in written will be trained.

Content

Students will do a design project on a real problem and site of a building where care will be combined with housing for old people. Either it will be Senior housing, which means forms in between the ordinary housing and the specific housing-units for elderly, including services and space for common activities, or it will be a building where healthcare is more in forcus. The dialogue with external persons is vital and also the presentation to different external experts.

Organisation

The course is based on team work in a design-exercise and supported by lectures, seminars of literature and study-visits.

Literature

An example of literature is Reginer, Victor, FAIA: Design for assisted living; guidelines for housing the physically and mentally frail, ISBN 0-471-3518-2

Examination

To obtain the grade passed, the following is required:
- To take active part in the team work, lectures and seminars
- To present the results, orally and in drawings in an external context
Grades
Failed, 3, 4 and 5.


Page manager Published: Mon 28 Nov 2016.