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BYG110_1

Urban Space

This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.


The course is studio-based and intends to develop knowledge and skills in working with spatial analysis and cityscape design; it contains the study of urban areas, urban space and urban development programs.

Learning outcome

After completing the course the student should have
  • Knowledge about and sills withing shaping urban spaces, parks and green spaces
  • Understanding about external conditions that affect the design of urban space
  • Understanding of improving urban space with landscape elements
  • Insight into basic user needs

After completing the course the student should be able to
  • Carry out spatial analyses of urban space, streets and places
  • Express different atmospheres through spatial compositions and form studies
  • Produce ideas and drafts - drawings and model studies of urban spaces
  • Specify drafts in terms of dimensions and materials

After completing the course the student should have general knowledge about
  • Presentation of ideas, drafts, analyses, concept proposals and model studies
  • Presentations of projects - orally and graphically with drawings, models and photo montages

Contents

The course is studio-based and intends to develop knowledge and skills in working with spatial analysis and cityscape design; it contains the study of urban areas, urban space and urban development programs. Exercises and project work is done individually and in groups.
The mandatory exercises regard different aspects of urban planning, urban design, urban landscape and urban space. A series of exercises aims at a continuous increase of skills and knowledge. The exercises and the project intend to trigger creativity and increase an understanding for urban planning and design.

Required prerequisite knowledge

ING110 Engineering Course introduction - Construction

Exam

Weight Duration Marks Aid
Folder evaluation1/1 A - F
The assessment of the subject consists on two project assignments in groups, three individual exercises and a series of individual hand drawings. The course has folder evaluation, and course teacher will sett the grade. The grade is The final grade will be on this basis, the three individual task count 30% and the two group projects count 70%. In addition, the hand drawings have to be handed inn and approved. No grade will be given until all elements are handed inn.

Course teacher(s)

Course teacher
Rasmus Davidsen, Einar Holven
Course coordinator
Fabio Alberto Hernandez Palacio
Head of Department
Tore Markeset

Method of work

6 hours of project-based teaching, studio work and mandatory exercises and project work per week. Participation is mandatory. This includes tutorials, presentations and reviews.
The course consists of a series of exercises and projects that relate and build upon each other. Supervision will be given in the studio time, and it is therefore a premise for approval of the course that all groups are present during this session, and that contribution to the group work can be documented. The result form the supervision should be documented, and shown during next supervision. The course contain both individual and group work.
The exercises include presentation techniques, drawing, photo editing, relevant software and model building.

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
Architecture and Place (BIB430_1) 5
Urban environment (BIB590_1) 5

Open to

Civil Engineering - Bachelor's Degree Programme
Admission to Single Courses at the Faculty of Science and Technology
City and Regional Planning - Master's Degree Programme
Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Materials Science- Master's Degree Programme - 5 years

Course assessment

Through survey or dialogue according to regulations.

Literature

Recommended literature:
KMD (2017). Byrommet - En Idehåndbok. Kommunal- og Moderniseringsdepartementet. Olso. https://www.regjeringen.no/contentassets/c6fc38d76d374e77ae5b1d8dcdbbd92a/byrom_idehandbok.pdf
Gehl, J. (2010) Byer for mennesker. København: Bogværket
Fajardo, J. (2008). Small squares: mini plazas. Barcelona: Instituto Monsa de Ediciones
Other relevant literature will be given at the start of the semester.


This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.

Sist oppdatert: 13.11.2019

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