The exchange term at Umeå School of Architecture provides the students with a wide understanding of the subject architecture, the necessary practical tools and implements for analysis, conceptual sketch and composition skills, and a wide range of technical knowledge. The education is largely based...
The exchange term at Umeå School of Architecture provides the students with a wide understanding of the subject architecture, the necessary practical tools and implements for analysis, conceptual sketch and composition skills, and a wide range of technical knowledge. The education is largely based on project assignments and aims to integrate theoretical and scientific knowledge with artistic process and research.
The package consists of courses in Architectural Technology, History of Architecture, Urban planning and Theory of Architecture running in parallel with a synthesis course in the form of design projects.
Architecture Project 2:2, 15.0 hp
The course develops students' understanding of architecture in relation to society and its changes. In the project work the students explore how architectural structures and public spaces interact in different contexts at local, regional and global levels. The student is trained to see both the individual and societal perspectives on the organization and design of environments. The course increases the student's ability to make informed decisions between different working methods and representational techniques in architectural projects. Analog and digital, as well as text-based and visual tools and representation methods are combined in the project work.
The course is divided into four modules:
Architectural Technology 2:2, 4.0 Credits
- Strategies and Territories 3 hp
- Flows and Borders 3 hp
- Spaces and Transitions 7 hp
- Representations and Communication 2 hp
The course deals with the construction of large spaces. Students carry out investigations in a workshop aimed at examining the relationship between digital and analogue representations of spaces with large spans. History of Architecture 2:2, 3.0 Credits
The course covers the history of public space. The course aims to give students knowledge of how power has been mediated and represented in public spaces as well as to provide different theoretical and practical perspectives on how this can be analyzed. Urban planning 1, 6.0 Credits
The course deals with planning for architects on a basic level. The course aims to provide knowledge about the official principles for the planning with elements that highlight both its visionary aspects as its interdisciplinarity. The course includes a discussion of the private and public spheres in the city. The emphasis is that the planning of communities, as well as architecture, is about relationships between different systems. Students are introduced to the parameters that affect a contexts character and development over time. The student's understanding of the city's political and spatial complexity is developed in the project work. Theory of Architecture 2:2, 2.0 Credits
The course discusses man and his relationship to the object through the history, present and future. By highlighting several theories about how we as humans can understand and act in a world that is simultaneously digital and analogue, the course provides an in-depth understanding of how the network society is changing our way of being.