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Norske tektoniske trebyggingstradisjoner

Full course name in Norwegian Bokmål: 
Norske tektoniske trebyggingstradisjoner
Course code: 
80 302
Level of study: 
Teaching semester: 
2014 Autumn
Language of instruction: 
Required prerequisite knowledge

Passed foundation level courses (Bachelor in Architecture)

Course content

The first part of the course consists of lectures and discussions on various wooden building techniques and construction types.
Parallel with this, the students build models of construction principles, and write a scientific essay about a relevant topic.
Course literature and discussions form an important basis for both the essay and the model studies.
The assignments must be submitted before the last week of the course, and they shall be presented and discussed in plenary.
The last week is very intensive and important on this course. Then we build a timber framed building in full scale

Learning outcome

The course aims to enhance the students' understanding of Norwegian wooden buildings and building techniques, and enable them to:
- Identifying buildings in relation to a relevant cultural and technical context.
- Explain the building's construction and crafts.
- Apply their knowledge by participating in the construction of a timber framed building in full scale.
- Write a short essay with scientific references on a relevant technical topic.

Working and learning activities

Lectures and discussions
Building of a construction model.
Writing of a scientific essay.
Construction of a timber framed building in full scale.



Schjeldrup, Helge og Nils Georg Brekke. Hus på vestkysten gjennom 4000 år. Bergen/Stavanger 1997 
ISBN 82-90052-53-7

Storsletten, Ola. En arv i tre : de norske stavkirkene. hovedfotograf Yasuo Sakuma. Oslo : Aschehoug, c1993. 

Mandatory courseworkCourseworks requiredPresence requiredComment
Presence required15Not requiredLectures, discussions and 5 days workshop
1Scientific essay
1Full scale building of timber frame
1Model studies
Obligatoriske arbeidskrav:
Mandatory coursework:Presence required
Courseworks required:15
Presence required:Not required
Comment:Lectures, discussions and 5 days workshop
Mandatory coursework:
Courseworks required:1
Presence required:
Comment:Scientific essay
Mandatory coursework:
Courseworks required:1
Presence required:
Comment:Full scale building of timber frame
Mandatory coursework:
Courseworks required:1
Presence required:
Comment:Model studies
Form of assessmentGroupingGrading scaleComment
Project assignmentIndividualPass / failparticipation on lectures and discussions
GroupPass / failWorkshop - building in full scale
IndividualPass / failScientific essay and model studies
Form of assessment:Project assignment
Grading scale:Pass / fail
Comment:participation on lectures and discussions
Form of assessment:
Grading scale:Pass / fail
Comment:Workshop - building in full scale
Form of assessment:
Grading scale:Pass / fail
Comment:Scientific essay and model studies
Workload activityComment
LecturesVitenskapelig essay
Written assignmentsBygging av trehus i full scala.
Group workModellstudier
Forventet arbeidsinnsats:
Workload activity:Lectures
Comment:Vitenskapelig essay
Workload activity:Written assignments
Comment:Bygging av trehus i full scala.
Workload activity:Group work