Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


In the module the objective is to find and define an existing space - interior or intimate outdoor space where you believe is some hidden potentiality.

The task is to recognize an ordinary, forgotten space and transform it into an extraordinary spatial sensation. Identifying and learning to use the tools to manipulate the spatial atmosphere are the key objectives of the module.

In its best the goal is in revealing architectural qualities - or even poetry - in an everyday environment and tune them visible.

Credits: 10

Schedule: 08.09.2020 - 15.10.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Pentti Kareoja

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Pentti Kareoja

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures and Working Sessions: Intensive workshops from abstract to more concrete case studies including both individual and group works.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Assisted project work.

    The work will be assisted by lectures, tutoring and reading list.

    Project based course is divided into different phases: analysis, concept phase, sketching and implementation phase. Each phase will be followed by independent feedback event.

    Teaching consists of lectures, seminars, intensive workshops, face-to-face tutoring and possible site visits. Invited guests will participate in the teaching and feedback sessions.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Contact hours: Lectures, group work, tutoring and presentations, presentations and feedback 70 h, project work 190 h, learning diary 10 h


Study Material
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    Depending of the project, will be given at the beginning of the project.

Substitutes for Courses
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    This course is mainly for students of Interior Architecture. The projects are made in teams and the work will demand your full time of attendance and commitment. In case your background is different and you want to participate you are welcome but please note that you need some practical skills in spatial design, like: production of technical drawings and presentation techniques. Model making Autocad, Photoshop some 3d renderings etc.

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    15 Life on Land