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40 525 Studio Posisjoner

Full course name in English: 
Studio Positions
40 525
Syklus 2
2018 Høst
2018 Høst
Maksimum antall studenter: 
Lisbeth Funck

Passed level bachelor in architecture

Om emnet


Studio Positions has a research-based teaching, with focus on in-depth individual research into a given topic. The student is encouraged to develop an individual formal language, and through different medias investigate fundamental architectural issues/questions.  

The studio enables in depth studies of the four fundamental architectural categories that make up architecture; substructure, structure, space and material and how these categories together relate to an architectural program. The studio draws on established knowledge but also challenge our understanding of historical and contemporary buildings. We are preoccupied with not only how architecture is made but also the presence of architecture and the affect (aesthetic experience) it produces.

Title of course: Studio Positions #6 _Parallax

The semester task will be to develop a spatial structure, which can accommodate a public activity, based on the concept of parallax in architecture.

Parallax, from Greek parallaxis, “change”, is defined as the displacement of the apparent position of a body, due to a change of position of the observer. In the middle of the eighteenth century, an interest in parallax occurs becoming one of the prime sources for the establishment of modern architectural space.

The studio will discuss the concept of parallax in architecture, that is to say, the awareness of how the relation between humans and humans and humans and built structure changes through movement where different positions creates multiple spatial, structural and social relations. The concept of parallax will work as an inspiration and generating force in the development of an architectural structure.

Parallel to the development of the project the students are asked to produce reflecting texts and a final project text.


With a practice-based research and a sensual approach to technical challenges, we aim at a deeper understanding of the fundamentals of architecture and thus position oneself in the continuous architectural discourse.



  • Practice based research
  • Awareness and ability to gain knowledge from own sensual experience of existing buildings and use this subjective experience in the making of architecture.
  • Ability to generate spatial structure towards an architecture based on aesthetical and or spatial concepts.
  • Knowledge and reflection on architecture fundamental elements; substructure, structure, material and space, and how they are assembled. Abstract geometry versus individual and intuitive design decisions.


  • Ability to deal with issues of construction and thematic intent
  • Increased knowledge and skills in: Investigation methods, architecture programming, architectural properties
  • Use of references: to draw new connections, to interpret anew, to further develop by clarification.


  • Ability to reflect on own work verbally and in writing
  • To develop an architectural position
Praktisk organisering og arbeidsmåter

The course will offer a series of lecturers from various disciplines that present different positions in relation to the semester task

  • Individual talks
  • Group discussions
  • Part presentations
  • 3 reviews
  • Final review
  • Excursion: Japan
ProsjektoppgaveIndividuellBestått / ikke beståttArchitectural design. Individual investigation. 20 weeks semester task
Karakterskala:Bestått / ikke bestått
Kommentar:Architectural design. Individual investigation. 20 weeks semester task
Oppmøte• Lectures
• Pin-ups presentations
Announced studio meetings
• 3 reviews with invited external critics
• Final review, external sensor
EkskursjonStudy trip to Japan
Forventet arbeidsinnsats:
Kommentar:• Lectures
• Pin-ups presentations
Announced studio meetings
• 3 reviews with invited external critics
• Final review, external sensor
Kommentar:Study trip to Japan