Housing Design, 6 credits
Bostadsplanering, 6 högskolepoäng
Course Syllabus for students Autumn 2019
Course Code:TBUK18
Confirmed by:Dean Apr 6, 2018
Valid From:Aug 1, 2018
Education Cycle:Basic level
Disciplinary domain:Technology
Subject group:BY1
Specialised in:G1F
Main field of study:Civil Engineering

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)

After completing the course, the student shall:

Knowledge and understanding

-display knowledge of housing production as a societal process, from initial concept to design of the built environment
-display knowledge of Swedish and Western history of housing, from an architectural, technical and social perspective
-display knowledge of the Swedish legislation and standards on housing

Skills and abilities

-demonstrate the ability to make a design proposal for a multi-family housing project, including functional, legislative, technical and aesthetic aspects
-demonstrate the ability to make presentational drawings, comparable to a building permit application

Judgement and approach

-demonstrate the ability to identify, analyze and evaluate aspects on housing, supporting a sustainable development


The course gives the student basic knowledge in housing planning and design, based on technical and qualitative aspects, with respect to legislation and standards, supporting a sustainable development.

This includes:
-The history of housing from a Swedish and Western perspective
-Typologies of multi-family housing
-Qualitative aspects of housing design, focusing on floor plan solutions
-Aspects of sustainability relevant for housing
-Legislation and standards on Swedish housing design
-Project work and presentation
-Graphic presentation techniques, the ability to produce, read and analyze drawings

Type of instruction

Lectures, project work, field trip.

The teaching is conducted in English.


General entry requirements and completed courses in BIM Project 1, Modelling and Presentation, 6 credits and Building Materials and Building Technology 1, 7,5 credits (or the equivalent).

Examination and grades

The course is graded 5,4,3 or Fail .

The course consists of two mandatory tasks: Project work (individual) , and written exam.
The final grade of the course is based upon a balanced set of assessments. The final grade will only be issued after satisfactory completion of all assessments.

Registration of examination:
Name of the TestValueGrading
Written exam1 credit5/4/3/U
Project work5 credits5/4/3/U

Course literature


The literature is preliminary until one month before the course starts.

Bra bostadsutformning:
Regler, kvalitet, kostnader och exempel för flerbostadshus
Publisher: Boverket 2003
ISBN-nummer: 91-7147-759-4

SIS Svensk standard (available at the university library)
SS 914221:2006 "Byggnadsutformning - Bostäder – Invändiga mått"
SS 914222:2006 "Byggnadsutformning - Bostäder - Funktionsplanering"

BBR (latest available version) chapter 3, 5 och 6

Bostaden och kunskapen (only Swedish students)
Author: Antologi, Arkus i samarbete med Formas, Boverket m.fl.
Publisher: Arkus
ISBN-nummer: 978-91-973 626-7-2

Bostadsbestämmelser (only Swedish students)
Författare: Hans Örnehall
Förlag: Svensk Byggtjänst
ISBN: Latest available edition.

Architecture of the home (exchange students only)
Selected chapters
Author: Ola Nylander
Year of publication: 2002
Publisher. Wiley-Academy

Content updated 2018-03-23

Content updated 2015-06-24
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