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Courses for autumn 2020

Courses for autumn 2020

The courses for autumn 2020 are open to registration. The master´s students at AHO can choose between a number of courses. Some are open to all students in our master programs, other courses are for a spesific program. 

 

Schedule for course information meetings, Architecture and Landscape Architecture (pdf)

Schedule for course information meetings, Design (pdf)


STUDIO

INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURE:

TAP - The Architectural Project

This master course is open to both landscape architecture and architecture students and is in the field of Space & Technique.
TAP is a building design studio concerned with the measurable and immeasurable qualities of architecture. It is a studio where spatial, structural, material and tectonic considerations will be based on explicit architectural ambitions and design criteria defined by each student in close dialogue with the studio teachers. The students are to develop an individual architectural project from abstract concept to concrete solution.
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Beate Hølmebakk

Guest studio: Pearling Path

This master course is open to both landscape architecture and architecture students and is in the field of Space & Technique.
For the fall of 2020, the Space & Technique Guest Studio has been asked to work with the Bahrain Pearling Path, a Unesco World Heritage serial site in Muharraq, Bahrain. For centuries, the pearl economy was the driving force in the Arabian Gulf, and Muharraq was its epicenter. Until the development of artificially cultured pearls in the 1920’s, pearls were more valuable than even diamonds, and exceptional pearls were highly prized. In the city of Muharraq, almost everyone was involved in the trade, and its culture defined the city. In contrast to many other Arabian pearling cities, such as Dubai where buildings were mainly temporary structures built of palm wood, Muharraq was built largely of coral stone, which ensured the preservation of the historical city.
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Thomas McQuillan

ACDL: Architectural design, computation and time

This master course is open to both landscape architecture and architecture students and is in the field of Performance & Computation.
The studio aim is the development of experimental building structures that explore the concept of “Time-Based Architecture”. An architecture that is not finished when the design is materialized. This would be an architecture in which adaptability and transformation is just as important as form. This architecture would adopt the process of becoming as part of its meaning.
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Søren S. Sørensen​

Co-Existence III Re-Production

This master course is open to both landscape architecture and architecture students and is in the field of Architecture & Culture.
Studio Positions provides an arena for students to concentrate and develop their own position in relation to architecture, inspiring them to delve into the social and cultural challenges that mark our time, and reflect on how these challenges have influenced our relationship to architectural space and how we use it.
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Lisbeth Funck

Body & Space Morphologies: Catharsis - Acting and the Collective X

This master course is open to both landscape architecture and architecture students and is in the field of Architecture & Culture.
This course attempts to partake in the discourse on the Phenomenology of Architecture by working and studying Architectural Phenomenology outside of the Conventions of Architecture. In theory, this can mean a free-thinking, and to some degree also a “free-making” and/or “free-looking”, yet in the realm of our studios it means the making of a dedicated Artistic Research which is looking for the Creation of a Material Practice in which the student can gain a certain expertise in and through which the discourse on the Phenomenology of Architecture can be tried on – if it not already is embodied by the material itself.
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Rolf Gerstlauer

Body & Space Morphologies: LISTA - Field studio III

This master course is open to both landscape architecture and architecture students and is in the field of Architecture & Culture.
In collaboration with Farsund Commune, private business and landowners, the Body and Space Morphologies teaching and research unit established the LISTA Field-Studio as a separate course module for students who want to explore and study the affordance (or issues) residing in this particular cultural landscape. Through the works of the students, the LISTA Field-Studio collects and 
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Rolf Gerstlauer

Housing individuals

This master course is open to both landscape architecture and architecture students and is in the field of Materials, Structure & Ecology.
How can wooden building materials cater to different needs, allow for individual adjustments, and by way of their presence, surface treatment or detailing, communicate these options to the user?
This course is going to focus on different architectural approaches to aesthetic, spatial and functional flexibility in urban wooden housing projects with up to 8 floors.
If applied appropriately, timber is a renewable, energy- and emission saving building material. It offers logistical advantages for challenging inner-city construction sites, and additional benefits for human health and well-being. This makes wooden construction and surface materials especially relevant for urban residential projects.
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Ute Groba

Urban design – bærekraftig utvikling gjennom arkitekturprosjekter​

This master course is open to both landscape architecture and architecture students and is in the field of Materials, Structure & Ecology.
This course will operate within two converging, highly pressing concerns: the advent of sustainability as a major force within architectural discourse, and the planning of the Norwegian small town.
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Jørgen Tandberg

Housing the Service of Living

This is a cross-disciplinary course that’s brings together students from architecture, service and interaction design.
The course will be delivered in partnership with an external partner, Comte Bureau who is a leading actor in developing projects merging these different competences.
The challenges posed by contemporary global culture are far too complex, wide-ranging and interconnected to be solved by one design field alone. Instead they require cross-disciplinary problem solvers from allied disciplines to work together to craft a new way of thinking and working. The goal of this course, therefore, is to enable architecture and design students to work as a team.
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Ted Matthews & Joana Sá Lima

INSTITUTE OF URBANISM AND LANDSCAPE:

Roles of Parks and park systems in the cont. City

This course is the mandatory first semester course for the new students in International Master in Landscape Architecutre. It is possible for other students to apply as well.  
The aim of the studio is to explore how to design a park at on various scales. Understand this involves understanding the contemporary role of parks in connection to its groundthe surrounding space and to, to the existing urban landscapes and linking this to the actualcurrent social demand and urban development. The studio will explore notions such as Park park systems of the past, green and water infrastructure, and ground and soil fertility, as well as an initiation introduction to notions related to urban agriculture.
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Karin Helms

The Forest

This master course is open to both landscape architecture and architecture students.
This is one of a series of courses. After the mountain, the Island, and the ocean, we will look into the forest. The course will focus on the intersection of architecture and landscape architecture by looking at their shared geographic tropes.
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Luis Callejas

In Transit: Contigency City

This master course is open to both landscape architecture and architecture students and is in the field of Urbanism & Migration.
Contingency is a future event or circumstance which is possible but cannot be predicted with certainty. To ensure the safety of their citizens and to uphold critical functions and infrastructure in the event of an emergency, governments, local authorities, businesses, and other societal actors need to plan for the unknown by determining prioritized actions that can be rapidly implemented. 
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Håvard Breivik

Lively Worlds in Meahcci Landscapes

This studio is located at our campus at UiT - the Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø, where AHO offers a full two-year master programme in Landscape Arcitecture, and is open for both architecture and landscape architecture students. 
This master studio course focuses on traditional ecological knowledge in contemporary Arctic landscape practices. Within the territorial scope of North Fennoscandia, this includes the prospects of Sámi reindeer husbandry, coastal fishery, small scale agriculture, gathering and harvesting food resources and materials.               
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Kjerstin Uhre & Anita Veiseth

INSTITUTE OF FORM, THEORY AND HISTORY: 

Re-Store: Prefab

This master course is open to both landscape architecture and architecture students and is in the field of Building, Heritage & Transformation.
This studio is about prefabricated and mass-produced architecture: its history, cultural value, spread and popularity, technological properties and spatial potential. The assignment is to investigate existing prefabricated building structures, using the conceptual framework of experimental preservation to explore their reuse, transformation and preservation.
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Erik Langdalen

Moving Monuments: Rome

This master course is open to both landscape architecture and architecture students and is in the field of History & Theory.
OCCAS Moving Monuments: Rome offers a study of historical monuments. The course teaches you about buildings but also about the techniques and approaches that you need to know to become a scholar. Initially, you are asked to select a monument in Rome, which you will work with and investigate throughout the course. To aid that investigation, a seminar led by six OCCAS teachers presents a spectrum of approaches to architectural research, intended to guide both you and the monument through history – and history through its many mediations.
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Victor Plathe Tschudi

Open Structures: Lightweight Architecture

This master course is open to both landscape architecture and architecture students and is in the field of Materials, Structure & Ecology.
The studio will work with lightness as a framework to build and challenge more permanent and static building solutions. Another way of understanding the concept of lightweight in architecture is to think about ephemeral building —everything that minimizes construction material, doesn't weigh much and, therefore, has special properties.
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Andrea Pinochet

INSTITUTE OF DESIGN:

Industrial design 1: Technoform

Technoform is an advanced course in industrial design dealing with the interaction between new technology and advanced form generation. The course builds on the legacy of industrial design both in Norway and Scandinavia, aesthetic approaches are explored in a cultural context within a technological frame. This is approached through two extensive iterations. First an incremental viable solution that builds on and refine solutions already available. Then a more radical proposition within the same theme that requires an even more creative and inventive process. 
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Steinar Killi

Interaction design 1: Tangible Interactions

Interaction Design 1 - extends the students skills in the world of interaction design, focusing on core skills and materials used in designing physical and digital interactions. The course embraces and explores the creative opportunities made possible by recent developments in physical computing, sensor technologies and mobile devices, to consider physical everyday objects (embedded with switches, sensors and microcontrollers) as augmented interfaces for controlling digital experiences.
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Nick Stevens

Service design 1: Methods and Tools

This semester allows Masters level students to develop and practice the key competences of service design within projects together with professional partners and in real service design settings. It aims to reflect on the methodologies related to service design in a real context, where projects are intended to be desirable and viable.
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Kaja Misvær Kistorp

Systems Oriented Design: “Design for Very Complex Systems“

This course is open for both design, architecture, and landscape architecture students. 
Designers today are confronted with an increasing complexity. Constantly new fields and tasks are opened up for designers, and the importance of design increases. Designers address complex socio-technical problems, both in the development of solutions and processes. To be better prepared for this development, designers must learn to handle greater complexity, understand larger contexts, learn more about the consequences of our choices, both for businesses, customers, individual users as well as society and the environment.
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Birger Sevaldson

Design Studio

This course is open to third semester design students from all specializations, and requires a portfolio review for admission.
“Design Studio” is an advanced Master course where the students will develop projects across themes and partners curated by the Institute of Design. These can be connected to research projects, external partners or emerging problematics within the field of design. The ambition for this course is to develop stand-out projects where students go in depth into the issues they chose to work with, and create high level outcomes. The core values of the course are exploration and professionalism – meaning that the course encourages the development of reflection, criticality and new knowledge about emerging fields, but also has the ambition of developing high quality deliveries and communication.
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Rachel Troye

Digital Service Experiences

This course is open to third semester design students from interaction and service design, and requires a portfolio review for admission.
“Digital Service Experiences” is an advanced Master course in interaction and service design. The course addresses current developments in the design of digital services, with an emphasis on experiential, creative and innovative qualities. The field of digital services is growing, and the design possibilities and challenges in this field are rapidly evolving. As designers, we need to interpret and explore this changing landscape, and create our own methods and perspectives on how digital services can deliver valuable and meaningful experiences, empowering users and citizens, and through this expand the tools and mindsets for design as a discipline.
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Einar Sneve Martinussen

Housing the Service of Living

This is a cross-disciplinary course that’s brings together students from architecture, service and interaction design.
The course will be delivered in partnership with an external partner, Comte Bureau who is a leading actor in developing projects merging these different competences.
The challenges posed by contemporary global culture are far too complex, wide-ranging and interconnected to be solved by one design field alone. Instead they require cross-disciplinary problem solvers from allied disciplines to work together to craft a new way of thinking and working. The goal of this course, therefore, is to enable architecture and design students to work as a team.
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Ted Matthews & Joana Sá Lima

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ELECTIVES


INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURE:

Body & Space Morphologies: Architecture & FilmXVII - Any Boarde Stories V

This elective course is reserved for the students signing up to the 40 533 Body & Space Morphologies: LISTA – Field-Studio III. The course is in the field of Visual culture & Arts.
Dedicated to Phenomenology in Architecture, the program offers Trans-Disciplinary master studios and elective courses in explorative architectural and pre-architectural making, sensing and thinking.
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Rolf Gerstlauer

Literature: Make it new

The course is in the field of Visual culture & Arts and is open to all students. 
This elective course has both a theoretical part and a drawing part. The course is connected to Studio Position’s master course. In the elective-course the students will be studying the themes focused on in the Studio Position-course by reading academic texts as well as fictional texts related to these themes. 
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Alma Oftedal

Materials: The tree of souls

The course is in the field of Matierials, Structure and Ecology and is open to all students. 
The course aims to give students a thorough introduction to the design potential and limitations arising from wood’s inherent structural and physical properties. It will run alongside any studio course pursued by the students and provide an opportunity to implement and explore timber based design ideas and solutions within their existing studio projects.
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Moritz Groba

INSTITUTE OF URBANISM AND LANDSCAPE:

Themes and concepts in landscape architecture

This course is the mandatory first semester course for the new students in International Master in Landscape Architecutre. It is possible for other students to apply as well.
The course introduces the students to basic concepts and elements in landscape architecture. It provides a broad ranged introduction to the discipline and the way it is being taugth at AHO. The course reflects on the disciplines intimate connection with other disciplines, on garden history, spatial planning, urban design and urban space, sustainable infrastrcuture and the role of water territories in the contemporary landscape.
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Janike Kampevold Larsen

Coastal mapping 

The course is open to all students. The course deals with rural issues and studies the spatial consequences - settlement structure, place, community, buildings - of the Norwegian fishing industry. The study is being conducted in the central areas for winter fishing for cod (skrei); Senja, Lofoten and Vesterålen. The autumn course extends the study to the fishing villages on the Finnmark coast. The emphasis is on describing the situation today and discussing development opportunities. Available statistics and visual material are processed using GIS tools. If health restrictions allow, a field trip to the coast of Finnmark will be arranged.
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Espen Hauglin & Karl Otto Ellefsen

The Found and the Constructed: Image as Model and Model as Image

The course is in the field of Visual Culture & Arts  and is open to all students. 
In the Japanese perspective, the in-between, or Ma, is the interval between two objects or spaces. For this course, this means there is an opening, a gap in all images (or series of images) to appropriate a new type of reading (spectrum). We will use this term and its understanding in order to discuss the dialogue that occurs between multiple objects (or images), and use this as a catalyst for a critical investigation of the complex relationships between space and its representations in photography and (of) models.
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Mattias Fredrik Josefsson

Urban Theory: Explaining the city through Walking

This master course is open to both landscape architecture and architecture students and is in the field of History & Theroy.
In this course we will explore practices of walking as a way of knowing and engaging with the city. The overall aim will be to explore what kind of insights practices of walking can produce and how these might add to more established forms of knowing within architecture and urbanism. The theoretical component of the course will consist of readings on the history of walking, as well as introduction to tools and methods for recording and documenting explorative practices of urban walking. The more practical component of the course will consist of s set of explorative urban walking sessions combined with testing out ways of recording and documentation.
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Jonny Aspen

INSTITUTE OF FORM, THEORY AND HISTORY: 

Drawing Attention

The course is in the field of Visual Culture & Arts and is open to all students.
In this course, the student will be asked to develop an idea-based urban space project presented at an exhibition in the final phase of the examination period. This project can work on existing structures in this urban  space containing parks, squares, courtyars, buildings, nature, the Akerselva as well as commercial structures.
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Terje Nikolaisen

Collecting architecture - Warburg models

The course is in the field of History & Theory and is open to all students. 
The main focus is architectural model making. The course forms part of a project to produce an exhibition, to be displayed in London in autumn 2022, that explains the building history of one important cultural institution, the Warburg Institute, which is part of the University of London.
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Tim AnsteyMari Lending

Norwegian architecture - an introduction

This course is directed towards AHOs exchange students, and is in the field of Visual Culture & Arts.
This course will provide a structure for understanding Norwegian architecture. Students will be introduced to Norwegian architectural projects, past and present, in relation to the language and the concepts through which architecture is understood. This will be extended to provide a foundation for considering the history of Norwegian architecture and the history of the city of Oslo. 
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Erlend Skjeseth

Printed architecture: Treasures from the AHO library

The course is in the field of History & Theory and is open to all students.
This course offers an introduction to the history of the architectural publication. Based on the “uncharted” treasures in the AHO library, the course is structured around the research and presentation of a select number of items from the collection. Choosing one or two items each – a book, map, or journal – the students will investigate the content of the publication and also the origin and history of the specific copy in the library.
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Victor Plathe Tschudi & Mari Hvattum

Norske tektoniske tretradisjoner (in Norwegian)

The course is in the field of Visual Culture & Arts and is open to all students, however, the language of instruction of this course is Norwegian.
This course introduces students to both theories on construction types and various techniques used on wooden buildings, and models of construction principles. The literature in the course and discussions, form an important basis for the articles and the model studies. 
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Kolbjørn Nesje Nybø

INSTITUTE OF DESIGN:

Digital fabrication, technologies and processes  

Digital fabrication is in rapid development and increasingly involved in design and architectural processes, as a tool for prototyping and construction. The course is meant for design- and architectural students at master's level, that seek a deeper insight in the utilization of digital fabrication, in their studies and elsewhere.
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Steinar Killi

Design Management: Innovation and entrepreneurship 

The theme of the Design Management: innovation and entrepreneurship 2020 course is circular economy and business model innovation. There is a strong drive and change in regulations towards a circular economy.
In this course the students will be introduced to entrepreneurship, design thinking, as well as business and innovation theories related to business modelling and circular economy. The students will solve specific business challenges in teams and apply their design skills in business development.  
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Monika Hestad

Creative Technologies

This course is open to students from design, architecture and landscape architecture.                 
The course aims to expose students to emerging technologies, tools and methodologies, and the content of the course will therefore be updated each year. In the Autumn of 2019, this course will have a particular focus on mixed reality and its use in informing urban governance. Through these objectives, the course seeks to teach master students at AHO the various possibilities that lay in emerging technologies that are available for design-processes and which might guide their studio work.
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Kai Reaver

Objects of Research: Titanium Dioxide

This is an elective course open for PhD and master students from all disciplines interested in learning academic research skills. The students will research a unnoticeable and forgotten material (TiO2) by using methods and theories from their own disciplines.The elective will highlight how various research approaches can turn an abstract subject into a concrete object.
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Ingrid Halland

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