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40 565 TAP - 3 buildings

Full course name in Norwegian Bokmål: 
TAP - 3 buildings
Course code: 
40 565
Level of study: 
Teaching semester: 
2024 Autumn
Assessment semester: 
2024 Autumn
Language of instruction: 
Maximum number of students: 
Person in charge
Beate Hølmebakk
Required prerequisite knowledge

Admission to master in architecture at AHO and successful completion of three years bachelor level studies (180 ECTS).

Course content

he main goal of the studio is to give students systematic disciplinary training as well as design skills. The studio will be oriented towards the professional practice, focusing on architectural design of a given brief within a tight schedule.

During the course, the students will develop three individual projects. Each project will be reviewed in a final presentation at the end of each project period. Thus, the studio will demand intensive work throughout the entire semester.

The three projects will require different approaches and working methods and thus give the students varied experience with architectural conceptualization. Each of the three projects will have a specific brief formulated by the studio teachers. The briefs will be fully developed before the beginning of the semester.

Learning outcome


- Responsible building production

- Design methodology


- Architectural conceptualization

- Architectural argumentation

- Architectural representation

General competence:

- Definition of design criteria

- Curation of architectural process

- Communication of architectural proposal

Working and learning activities

There will be a set semester schedule and a detailed program every week: Mondays: Lecture and plenum discussions based on relevant texts.

Wednesdays: Individual desk crit according to schedule.

Fridays: Pin-up where students are encouraged to engage in each other’s work.

Each project will be reviewed collectively with an external critic. There will be different critics for each project, each chosen for their relevance to the project theme.

Students will be evaluated on the development and architectural quality of their building proposals, the final curation and presentation of their projects, and on their participation in lectures, reviews and discussions.

Form of assessmentGroupingGrading scaleComment
Project assignmentIndividualPass / fail
Form of assessment:Project assignment
Grading scale:Pass / fail