Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), 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.


Students are working on a real project with a real timetable. They learn to manage design process and group-working skills.

Credits: 10

Schedule: 12.01.2021 - 23.02.2021

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:

    The spatial atmosphere is examined as an elaborate experience of many senses. The materiality, light and sound are considered as valuable elements of spatial design. The logics and traditions of these elements are introduced and the development and research for new interventions are encouraged through workshop experiments.

    The main emphasis will be on the atmospheric dimensions in space.

    We will get a more thorough understanding of each of these essential dimensions of an architectural space. They are: materiality, light, colour, sound and world of details.

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 in four phases: Materiality, Detailing, Equipping and Final Design

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Contact hours: Lectures, group work, tutoring and presentations, critics 70 h, project work 200 h


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Varying and 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 you 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 spatial design, like: production of technical drawings and presentation techniques. Model making Autocad, Photoshop some 3d renderings etc.

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    15 Life on Land


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