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.


Basic knowledge of theory in digital architecture and understanding of fundamental concepts like computation and system; in addition, practise in scientific writing and the extraction of information from texts.

Credits: 3

Schedule: 25.10.2022 - 29.11.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Toni Kotnik

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    This seminar-like course is an introduction into theoretical aspects of digital architecture and its influence on architectural conceptions. The course is based on readings of important texts and discussion of them. In addition, short weekly writings on the given texts are required.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Regular attendance and active participation at the discussions is required. The grading is based on the active participation (60%), submission of at least four of the five writing exercises (20%) and the quality of the weekly writing (20%). The overall grading follows the scheme defined by Aalto University: 

       5: outstanding (exceeds expectations)
       4: very good (fulfils all expectations to full extent)
       3: good (fulfills all expectations with minor shortcomings)
       2: satisfying (major shortcomings in some areas)
       1: acceptable (major shortcomings in almost all areas but meets minimum level)
       0: not acceptable (major shortcomings in almost all areas)


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    For 3 cr the total workload is 81 hrs consisting of discussions (16 hrs), writing exercises (15 hrs), and independent study (50 hrs).


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn II
    2023-2024 Autumn II

    Enrollment :

    Registration for courses: Sisu. Priority order to courses is according to the order of priority decided by the Academic committee for School of Arts, Design and Architecture,