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GK1 Introduksjon til arkitektur

Full course name in Norwegian Bokmål: 
GK1 Introduksjon til arkitektur
Course code: 
80 110
Level of study: 
Teaching semester: 
2014 Autumn
Language of instruction: 
Required prerequisite knowledge

Det kreves ingen forkunnskaper utover opptakskrav i studieprogrammet.

Course content

Course starts August 13th and ends December 20th.
GK1 is an introductory course to the professional studies of architecture at AHO. The course is organized around design projects and constitutes the larger part of the first semester.
The students are divided in two studios, however the teaching is the same for both studios. Students will work individually and in groups. There are three half time teachers in each studio as well as teachers responsible for teaching free hand drawing and computer aided design.
In addition to the design work there will be courses in:
The use of AHO's work shops
Analytical free hand drawing
Digital design and representation

Learning outcome

The course establishes a platform for further studies at AHO.
After the end of the course the student should have :
An understanding of working methods and different approaches towards thinking and communicating within the discipline.
Knowledge of two- and three dimensional visualization in connection to concept development and project presentation.
Experience in written and oral communication of subjects related to the discipline.
Knowledge of the school workshops.
Experience with analytical free hand drawing.
Basic knowledge of the use of computer aided design.

Working and learning activities

Teaching will be mainly in the form of weekly tutoring, pin-ups, lectures, seminars and work shops. The contact between teachers and students happens one on one, in groups or in the presence of the whole studio. Common reviews where the student must present his or her work to the studio for open discussion constitutes an important part of the training.
There will be an excursion abroad common to all students at the beginning of the semester.The course uses Moodle as it's digital learning platform for communication concerning schedule and program.



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Presence required
Not required
Obligatoriske arbeidskrav:
Presence required:Not required
Form of assessmentGroupingGrading scaleComment
Portfolio assessment (Vurderingsmappe)-Pass / failTilstedeværelse og studieaktivitet vil være del av vurderingsgrunnlaget
Other assessment method, define in comment field-Pass / failPortfolio for hele året vurderes i vårsemesteret
-Pass / fail
-Pass / fail
Form of assessment:Portfolio assessment (Vurderingsmappe)
Grading scale:Pass / fail
Comment:Tilstedeværelse og studieaktivitet vil være del av vurderingsgrunnlaget
Form of assessment:Other assessment method, define in comment field
Grading scale:Pass / fail
Comment:Portfolio for hele året vurderes i vårsemesteret
Form of assessment:
Grading scale:Pass / fail
Form of assessment:
Grading scale:Pass / fail