Credits: 3

Schedule: 08.01.2016 - 08.04.2016

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Kristo Vesikansa

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lecture course:

On completing the course students will be familiar with the starting points of
Finnish wood construction, its historical background and the unique features of
its development. Students will be able to recognise the Finnish wooden
construction and wooden town tradition of different time periods.

Design task:

On completing the course students have designed a structurally sound wooden
building for a setting in Finland. During the design stage, students study and
use wood construction suitable for the project and possibly also develop new
types of functional and durable wood structures.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lecture course:

The course acquaints students with the Finnish and partly also Karelian vernacular
building tradition and traditional wood constructions, the Finnish wooden town
and the development of the traditional wooden church as well as, through
varying themes, with the more recent wooden architecture from the 1800s to the

Design task:

During the course students will make observations about the Finnish built environment
and a small-scale building site analysis. The main task is to design a small
wooden building in Finnish surroundings, taking them into account.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lecture course:

Lectures, independent exam and a full-day excursion. Non-attendance at a lecture must be compensated with a written summary about the topic of the lecture.

Design task:

Participation in intermediary reviews. Students will work on their projects according to the time schedule and produce the requisite drawings and a scale model.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lecture course 3cr:

- Lectures and site visits 20,5 h
- Independent work 20,5 h
- Learner diary & home essay 39 h
- Total 80 h.

Design task 9cr:

- Contact teaching 42
- Group work 10 h
- Independent work 190 h
- Total 242 h.

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Replaces the course A-27.1501

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):