80 302 Norwegian tectonic building traditions in wood


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Course content

The first part of the course consists of lectures and discussions on various building tecniques and construction types. Parallel with this, the students build models of design principles, and / or they write a scientific essay on a relevant topic. Course literature and discussions form an important basis for both article and model studies. The tasks is delivered before specialization week and presented and discussed in plenary. The building week is very intensive and important on this course. In this 5 days we build a timber frame construction in full scale.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, students will have an overview of older Norwegian building techniques in wood, and appreciation for the craftsmanship and material understanding inherent in these structures.

After completing the course the student should be able torecognize hardwoods qualities, and to use the qualities where they fit best.

Generell kompetanse
After completing the course the student should be able to place the Norwegian building techniques in wood, in a wider context and be able to write a scientific article with footnotes and bibliography.

Working and learning activities

Lectures, discussions, model studies, and writing a scientific essay.

Professor in charge

Kolbjørn Nesje Nybø

Mandatory work requirements

Work requirements Number Number of approved Mandatory presence Comment
Workshops 1 1 Ja

Building av wooden structure in full scale

Attendance 8 5
Project 1 1

Writing of a scientific essay and/or building a wooden model.


Assessment Date Duration Grade scale Oral examination
Prosessvurdering underveis Individual week(s) 30

Participation in lectures

Prosjektoppgave Group 5 days 30

Building a wooden structure in full scale.

Semesteroppgave Individual 10 week(s) 40

Literature task / model building

Reading lists / teaching materials

Polanyi, Michael (2000) Den tause dimensjon. En introduksjon til taus kunnskap. Spartacus Forlag 2000.

Christie.Håkon (1974)  Middelalderen bygger i tre. Universitetsforlaget 1974. ISBN: 82-00-01395-2

Karlsen. Edgar (1989) Lærebok i lafting.. Universitetsforlaget As

Ljøsne. Anne Grete (1993) Naturen og menneskeverket : vår gamle trearkitektur i nytt lys. Oslo : Solum.

Schjeldrup. Helge og Brekke, Nils Georg. (1997)  Hus på vestkysten gjennom 4000 år. Bergen/Stavanger.

EFL, 2015-03-24