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Det nye kollektivet

Full course name in Norwegian Bokmål: 
Det nye kollektivet
Course code: 
40 505
Level of study: 
Teaching semester: 
2015 Autumn
Language of instruction: 
Norwegian / English
Person in charge
Lisbeth Funck
Rolf Gerstlauer
Required prerequisite knowledge

Passed foundation level (bachelor in architecture).

Course content

Studio B3 continues with its search towards an architectural awareness that seeks to establish sustainable relationships between Nature and Culture and where the experience, discoveries and inventive thinking from the earlier "The New Collective" courses actively will be used and/or further developed.
The new relationship between nature and culture that studio B3 in the next courses investigates is utilized through the futher understanding, development and discovery of architectures elemtary properties and architectural space.
In order to approach this new correlation, the courses will at the start of the semester seek to dig deeper into the social/cultural changes and challenges that mark our time and discuss how these changes in different ways have influenced our relationship to the architectural space and how we use it.
Sets of living and the threshold between private and public, as well as the local and the global, will be debated in order to create a content in which the individual again compiles a consciousness towards architecture and hence attitude towards nature.

The New Collective: Garden (autumn 2015)
Each student shall define and argue for their own program intentions.
The Task is to make a desired relationship between; a social construct, a built construct, and an environment/milieu.
The challenge this semester is to release GARDEN as a unique spatial connector between nature and culture, a ROOM that inside its dualistic properties - mental and physical activity and rest - offers a “creative will”, The New Collective. The essential question that remains: where do we find GARDEN today?

Learning outcome

At the end of the course, students will have increased their knowledge and skills within:
advanced, experimental architectural design.
Process preparation/adaption.
Development of own working method.
Architectonic programming/development of a precise visual and written argumentation towards an architecture.

Working and learning activities

Introduction to the task - lectures and discussions.


Recommended reading:

Abraham, Anders (2009). A new nature: 9 architectural conditions between liquid and

solid. [Copenhagen]: Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture Publishers. Allen, Stan (1999), Points and Lines
Berger, John (1992). About Looking. [London]: Vintage.
Berger, John (1972).
Why Look at Animals? [London]: Penguin Books.

Berger, John; with Dibb, Mike; Blomberg, Sven; Fox, Chris and Hollis, Richard (1972). Ways of Seeing. [London]: Penguin Books.

Deleuze, G. (2003). Francis Bacon: the logic of sensation. London: Continuum.
Druot, Frédéric; Lacaton, Anne; Vassal, Jean-Philippe (2007).
Plus. [Barcelona]: Editorial

Gustavo Gili, SL.

Fehn, Sverre ( 1992), The poetry of the straight line_Den rette linjes poesi

Fjeld, Per Olaf (2009), Sverre Fehn. The pattern og thoughts

Frampton, K. (2002). Labour, work and architecture: collected essays on architecture and design. London: Phaidon.

Gissen, D. (2010). Territory: architecture beyond environment. London: Wiley. Hays, K. M. (1998). Architecture theory since 1968. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press.

Hejduk, John (1995). Architectures in Love. Sketchbook Notes. [New York]: Rizzoli International Publications, Inc.

Kwinter, S. (2001). Architectures of time: toward a theory of the event in modernist culture. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.

Leatherbarrow, D. (2000). Uncommon ground: architecture, technology, and topography. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.

Merleau-Ponty, M. (2012). Phenomenology of Perception. New York, NY: Routledge. Mumford, L. (1972). The transformations of man. New York: Harper & Row.
Rem Kolhaas & Hans Ulrich Obrist (2011),
Project Japan: Metabolism Talks

Richter, G., & Friedel, H. (2006). Gerhard Richter: ATLAS. London: Thames & Hudson. Rosalind Krauss & Yve Alain Bois (2000), Formless – A Users guide”
Serres, M. (2011). Malfeance: appropriation through pollution. Stanford University Press Skinner, B.F. (2005). Walden Two. Hacket Pub Co

Vesely, Dalibor (2004). Architecture in the Age of Divided Representation. The Question of Creativity in the Shadow of Production. The MIT Press. 


Mandatory courseworkCourseworks requiredPresence requiredComment
Presence required1Not requiredsemester work is developed in the studio (tegnesal)
ca 20 forelesningerstudio lectures
4 gjennomganger plus sluttkritikkenall reviews are mandatory
Obligatoriske arbeidskrav:
Mandatory coursework:Presence required
Courseworks required:1
Presence required:Not required
Comment:semester work is developed in the studio (tegnesal)
Mandatory coursework:
Courseworks required:ca 20 forelesninger
Presence required:
Comment:studio lectures
Mandatory coursework:
Courseworks required:4 gjennomganger plus sluttkritikken
Presence required:
Comment:all reviews are mandatory
Form of assessmentGroupingGrading scaleComment
Oral ExamIndividualPass / fail5 presentations (4 reviews plus final critt)
IndividualPass / fail
IndividualPass / fail
Form of assessment:Oral Exam
Grading scale:Pass / fail
Comment:5 presentations (4 reviews plus final critt)
Form of assessment:
Grading scale:Pass / fail
Form of assessment:
Grading scale:Pass / fail
Workload activityComment
Individual problem solvingsemesteroppgave
Forventet arbeidsinnsats:
Workload activity:Individual problem solving