Copenhagen School of Design and Technology


Architecture (Construction up until 2½ floor) (EN)

Danish title
Arkitektur (Byggeri op til 2½ etage) (EN)
Study programme
Architectural Technology and Construction Management
Type of education
Full time education
Level of education
Bachelor Programme
2. semester
Duration of the subject/module
1 semester
Programme elements
Start time
Prinsesse Charlottes Gade 38, København N
Subject number
Responsible for the subject(s)/modul(es)
Anne Carlsen Dam
James Harty
Allan Liisborg Greve
Martin Carlsen Dam
  • Purpose and learning objectives

    2nd semester builds on achievements during 1st semester increasing the complexity on different topics.
    • You will learn to procure terraced houses on a given site.
    • You will take a Preliminary Project and develop it through to the contractual tender process, the Main work-stage.

    The issues you will embrace are multiple constructions, adjacency, common components and systematic building processes.
    • You will learn relevant drawing outputs, regulation compliance
    • Making aesthetically pleasing standard constructions, key junctions and coordinated decisions for a simple unit repeated many times.
    • You will execute, independently and in collaboration with others, a design process through the appropriate work-stages in accordance with the relevant regulations

    By meeting the objectives of this topic you will be able to:
    • Define and produce a functional diagram of the project’s layout (showing spatial interconnections)
    • Assess and apply designs and details while identifying and analysing their inherent risks
    • Implement and use the work-stage model, filtering content to the appropriate third parties
    • Place and accurately position the project on its site
    • Characterise and account for the chosen building materials, the architectural means and the structuring principles
    • Execute BIM, with both modelling analysis and simulation (authoring/performance)
    • Fire precautions to show adequate means of escape and control of the spread of fire
    • Investigate the architectural idea, ensuring its delivery through the work-stages
    • Relate the design to all relevant regulations (especially current Building Regulations and the pertaining local plan).
    • Calculate the plot ratio.
    • Make a coherent technological design
    • Communicate adequately the technological solutions of the building design

  • Type of instruction
    The teaching is based on the understanding that learning is most efficient if students are given the opportunity to work with real-life assignments from, or inspired by, companies in relevant industries.
    When choosing a project, the possibility of incorporating the academic and professional challenges throughout the semester into the project must be taken into account.
    The students are given the opportunity to be involved in the various project phases, from preliminary analysis to realisation of the project. In connection with the project work, the students are faced with real-life problems to be solved based on the given theory, and are to organise the work in such a way that deadlines can be met. The students are furthermore provided with the necessary qualifications to work independently, thereby preparing them to complete the final project as an individual assignment.
    This working method allows the students to gain an understanding of how problems are identified and analysed, how solution models are set up, and how the right solution is adopted.
  • Exam

    The learning outcomes of the exam are identical with the learning outcomes of the subject(s)/modul(es)

    Exam in one or more subjects
    Type of exam
    Combined written and oral examination
    Individual exam or group exam
    Individual or group, 1-4 max participants
    Exam languages
    Type of evaluation
    7-point grading scale
    External censure
hours of teaching
hours of preparation
The figure shows the extent of workload related to the subject divided into different study activities.

In the subject Architecture (Construction up until 2½ floor) (EN) you will receive 34 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 45 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 83% of your total workload for the subject.

The teaching primarily consists of the following activities: internal lecturers, project work, group work.
The preparation primarily consists of the following activities: group work, project work, study group.

Read about KEAs Study Activity Model

*KEA can deviate from the number of hours if this is justified by special circumstances