May 25, 2024  
2015-2016 Van Loan Catalog 
2015-2016 Van Loan Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

IA 518 - Scandinavian Architecture and Interior Architecture

Design History Elective
This course will survey the architecture of the Scandinavian countries, in terms of history, culture, design (interior design and architecture), building technology, and the environment, in relationship to Western Architecture. This course will explore various periods of design and construction from the Viking Age settlements in the North Atlantic, the towering stave churches in Norway, and the modern architecture of Sverre Fehn. This course will include discussions of select Scandinavian influenced works in New England and a visit to examples by Alvar Aalto, Eero Saarinen, and Steven Holl works located in Cambridge. Our focus will be on the development (past and future) of Scandinavia, in the context of History, Architecture, Interior Design, Urban Design, and Culture. The course will also allow for exploration of individual architectural and theoretical interests.

Credits: 3