Credits: 10

Schedule: 09.09.2015 - 07.02.2016

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Professors Pekka Heikkinen, Jyrki Sinkkilä, lecturer Tommy Lindgren and professor of housing design

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

III-V (The course is arranged if resources permitting – but not every academic year)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

- A deeper understanding of the multidisciplinary
basis of contemporary wooden town design.
- A deeper and theme-applied understanding of the
interaction between the material and immaterial culture of cities.

- Application of various alternative design processes.

- Creating a new wood town environment.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The programmatic, spatial, plastic and physical
development and planning of the contemporary wooden town.
The course is linked with an optional fieldwork period abroad (separate course with varying content, or special project).

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The format of the exercise assignments vary, from essays to analyses and planning projects, the focus of the evaluation of which also varies for different periods. The teaching methods comprise lectures, seminars, workshops, interim critiques and the final critique, as well as intensive tutoring of both groups and individuals.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

It is possible to complete as 3 studios,10 cr + 10 cr + 10 cr.
- exercise assignment 217 hrs

- lectures 20 hrs

- seminars and critiques 21 hrs

- supervised assignments 6 hrs

- Study trip 3 hrs

Total workload 267 hrs (534 hrs if the extent of 2 studios, 800 hrs if the extent of 3 studios)

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Varies in accordance with the theme of the period.

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Replaces the study modules A-36.340 and A-36.2341

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

https://mycourses.aalto.fi/course/search.php?search=ARK-E5502

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Before participating in studio courses student need to have finished their bachelor studies and applied for the bachelor's degree.

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

0-5

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

WebOodi

 

The order of priority for admitting students to courses at Aalto ARTS 1.1.2018 onwards (approved by The Committee of Arts, Design and Architecture on 10.10.2017)

The order of priority is as follows:

  1. students for whom the course is compulsory for their major/programme and who have scheduled it for the current academic year in their personal study plan (HOPS);
  2. exchange students for whom the course is a part of his/her officially approved learning agreement and scheduled to be taken during the current semester;
  3. students for whom the course is compulsory for their major/programme and who have not completed it yet;
  4. students, for whom the course is part of his/her major’s or programme’s alternative studies and has been scheduled in the student's PSP (HOPS) for the current academic year
  5. students, for whom the course is part of his/her major’s or programme’s alternative studies and who have not completed the requisite number of credits for alternative studies yet;
  6. students for whom the course is compulsory for their minor;
  7. students, for whom the course is part of his/her minor subject’s alternative studies and who have not completed the requisite number of credits for alternative studies yet;
  8. students who have applied for the course through a student mobility scheme (internal mobility within Aalto University, flexible study right (JOO) studies etc.);
  9. other students.

 

Courses that are intended to be multidisciplinary (e.g. UWAS courses) may apply an order of priority based on the learning outcomes of the course, while bearing in mind the university obligation of enabling students to complete their degrees within the normative duration of study set for the degree. The order of priority does not apply to courses organised by the Centre for General Studies or doctoral courses.

This decision on the order of priority does not influence the right of the teacher to define prerequisites for the course.

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The studio is arranged in cooperation with the professors
of Urban Design, Wood Construction, Housing Design and Landscape Architecture (focus areas: SPACE-SMART-LAND).

 

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