Course detail

Elements of Architectural Design

FAST-AG002Acad. year: 2018/2019

Theoretical introduction to architecture as a creative process. The aim is the familiarization with the space, matter and shape (composition) aspects of an architectonic work and the methodology of an architect’s work while respecting the inter-connected aspects of building within the society as a whole. The acquired knowledge with an inventive application of the principles of creation of space, structure and composition will be applied in a seminar.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Student will manage the goal of the subject, i.e. introduction to the architectonic design, architecture as an art and a science, elements of the architectonic typology, participants in the process of architectural design.

Prerequisites

The subject is involved in 1st semester of study. It does not connect with any previous disciplines. The prerequisite is the general knowledge of culture and history at the secondary school level.

Co-requisites

Basic knowledge in history of architecture, essential orientation in contemporary architecture.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.In this case it deal with lectures and seminars. Lectures have a character of interpretation of basic principles, methodology of the subject, problems and their paradigmatic solutions.
In the seminars is accentuate individual work of students.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Condition for passing the subject is submission of three architectural designs incl. models according to certain themes and participation in common presentation and evaluation of results.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Nature of architecture, its function and message
2. Architectural design as a synthesis of disciplines
3. Theory of a natural place – phenomenology, structure, spirit
4. Theory of an artificial place - phenomenology, structure, spirit
5. Elements of the architectonic typology
6. Space, identification with space, topos-typos
7. Space composition, raumplan, plan-libre, structuralism
8. Architectonic structure
9. Elementary structive components
10. Spatial load-bearing components
11. Elementary composition categories
12. Subjects of architectonic and urbanistic design, a client, an architect, an executor
13. Methodology of designing

Aims

Introduction to the architectonic design, architecture as an art and a science, elements of the architectonic typology, participants in the process of architectural design.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-P-C-APS (N) Bachelor's

    branch APS , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Nature of architecture, its function and message
2. Architectural design as a synthesis of disciplines
3. Theory of a natural place – phenomenology, structure, spirit
4. Theory of an artificial place - phenomenology, structure, spirit
5. Elements of the architectonic typology
6. Space, identification with space, topos-typos
7. Space composition, raumplan, plan-libre, structuralism
8. Architectonic structure
9. Elementary structive components
10. Spatial load-bearing components
11. Elementary composition categories
12. Subjects of architectonic and urbanistic design, a client, an architect, an executor
13. Methodology of designing

Exercise

39 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Introduction to the seminar, task 1
2.-3. Layout of the space - "raumplan", consultations
4. Survey of task 1, set up of task 2 - layout of the space - "plan libre"
5.-6. Consultations of the task 2
7. Survey of task 2, task 3 - "building and site", layout
8.-11.Consultations of the task 3.
12. Survey of the task 3
13. Submission of all parts of work including models