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GK5 City and architecture

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GK5 By og arkitektur
60 150
Syklus 2
2015 Høst

There are no prerequisites beyond admission to the program. You have to speak and understand Norwegian

Om emnet

GK5UL1 - Oslo region as a study object. The course consists of four main parts :
1 Introduction Urbanism : Cities and architecture
2 Planning Task : Urban transformation .
3 Sudytrip
4 Atlas Oslo: Analysis , drawing and discussion of selected metropolitan areas and city projects in the Oslo area .

The course introduces students to the city as a theme and to urbanism as a field through the discipline of architecture.
The main assignment is a major transformation project in a metropolitan area.
The task is divided into several thematic working operation that mirrors the work process and concludes with a final review . The idea is to create an " operative attitude" among students as a starting point to articulate the compleexity of the city.


GK5UL shall provide basic training in the history , theory , method and practice within urbanism . Students will ( GK5UL1 ) have been involved in developing and presenting a complex urban project with real frames and anchored in a current urban theme. Main phases will include urban analysis , planning / project development and presentation.

Students will in the studio course develop their ability to work overlapping in different scales and to establish a basic understanding of the relationship between architecture , landscape and society.

Praktisk organisering og arbeidsmåter

Teaching will be a combination of lectures from the teaching team and invited guests with tutorials , workshops and presentations throughout the semester . Students will work individually and in groups .
For each of the course sections will be separate subdivisions . Detailed arrangements designed and laid out on Moodle.
The course concludes with a joint exhibition as part of AHO works.

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